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Any honest peace broker around?

By Asma Khalid Nuclear armed Pakistan and India have been locked in an endless conflict over Kashmir ever since they came to exist as two independent countries. The conflict has over past couple of decades threatened to spiral out...

A Slumbering World

The World's silence over rampant human rights violation in theIndian Occupied Kashmir is a tragedy by itself.By Asma Khalid “The ultimate tragedy is not the repression and the cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good...

Fifty Years of NPT: Weaknesses over the course

NPT is a landmark treaty that lies at the heart of non-proliferation regime (NPR). In July 2018, Fiftieth anniversary of the NPT has been celebrated. Theoretically, NPT is committed to the goal of arms control and aims to accomplish the nuclear disarmament. For this purpose,...

INDIA’S STA-1 STATUS: IMPLICATIONS FOR INDO-US TIES AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted India the Strategic Trade Authorization-1 (STA-1) status, a designation that paves the way for greater high-technology trade between the United States and India, particularly in the defense sector. Joining a group of 36 other countries, India is...

Energy crisis, nuclear safety and the security of Pakistan

Speaking in the favour of the peaceful use of nuclear energy, on 8 December 1953, President Eisenhower highlighted the significance of nuclear energy to the world by maintaining that, “It is not enough to take this weapon out of the hands of soldiers. It...

Youm-e-Takbeer: history and significance

May 28 this year marked the 20th anniversary of the historic moment when Pakistan successfully detonated nuclear devices in the Chagai district, Balochistan; and joined the prestigious club of nuclear weapon states. Pakistan was compelled to test the nuclear weapon in response to a...

BMD and MIRV technology in South Asia

China, India and Pakistan share a history of military confrontations. A number of dynamics like conventional asymmetries, nuclear offensive and defensive capabilities, the arms race, ballistic missile development and an absence of crisis stability mechanism have increased the fragility of strategic stability in South...
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