Civil Military Relation and Stabilization in Federally Administered Areas (FATA)

Abstract The importance of civil military relations assumes seminal importance in ensuring the success of all phases of a counter insurgency campaign. In the true tradition of the Clausewitzian dictum that war is the continuation of policy and vice versa; Pakistan Army has been employed as a matter of policy in counter insurgency operations in […]

The State of Medina and the Accessibility of the Leader

Abstract The Holy Prophet (PBUH) had a many splendoured personality. Tomes have been written on his personality traits (Uswa-i-Husna) and it has been impressed on the faithful, not only to follow the Holy Quran but also closely observe the traditions (sunnah) of the Holy Prophet.One element that stands out in his leadership qualities is his […]

Afghanistan Crisis and Pakistan-US Disagreements on Operational Aspects of Countering Terrorism

IntroductionFor the past seven decades, the relationship between Pakistan and United States (US) has been characterised by bouts of estrangement and inconsistency, interspersed with sporadic cooperative endeavours. For the most part, this relationship has been like a rollercoaster ride. There have been prominent highs and painful lows in this uneven partnership, entailing self-interest driven transactional […]