The Resolution of Pakistan India Conflict through a Plebiscite in Kashmir

International Asia Pacific Symposium organized by Istanbul Gelisim University 23-24 October 2019 Abstract Pakistan and India have been locked in conflict, ever since they became independent states at the end of the British colonial rule in 1947. They have gone to war and have experienced regular bouts of high tension verging on the outbreak of […]

Pak-US Relationship in the Light of Expected US Exit from Afghanistan

Annual International Conference Beyond Europe: Toward a New Global Order Organized by The Faculty of Political Science and Journalism Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland 5-6 December 2019 Abstract  Pak-US relationship has a convoluted past and an extremely uncertain future. Depending which lens of international relations one uses to view this association, one arrives at […]

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 […]

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 […]


Abstract The international nuclear non-proliferation regime is built around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The Treaty despite has been successful to an extent in controlling the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the terrible urge of many nations to acquire nuclear weapons. It has been less successful in fulfilling its vision of complete disarmament under Article […]

Non-Traditional Threats: Cyber Security – the New Frontier and a Possible Response

The nature of warfare in the twenty first century has transformed at a mindboggling pace. Andre Beaufre classic definition that strategy is “the art of the dialectic of two opposing wills using force to resolve their dispute,” is increasingly being seen through the lens of technology. The kinetic approach is being replaced by new means […]