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Winter 2014, Volume XIV, Number 1

Research Articles


The Kashmir Dispute: Key to South Asian Peace

 Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema

Cheema discusses India’s evasive diplomacy on Kashmir and analyses the failure of both military and non-military means in solving this oldest issue on UN agenda. Alongside the on-again off-again composite dialogue Pakistan has even broached out of the box solutions but India remains self-serving in its Kashmir diplomacy.

South Asian Stability-Instability Paradox: Another Perspective

Dr. Adil Sultan

The ‘stability-instability paradox’ which assumes that strategic stability creates instability at lower levels, as was seen during the Cold War, is studied here by Adil Sultan to reflect on developments in South Asia after nuclearization.

New Great Game and Limits of American Power 

Air Cdre. (R) Naveed Khaliq Ansaree

Ansaree discusses ‘Chi-Merica’ in the context of a new great game that he perceives in the rivalry between US-NATO and the emerging counter alliance camp led by Russia and China. He sees the US camp losing its foothold in Eurasia.

India’s Emerging Indian Ocean Strategy 

Siraj Nazamani

India has this historical sense of regarding the Indian Ocean as India’s ocean prompting her to seek a leadership role in the Ocean’s region. Nizamani explores the Indian strategic thinking in the background of rising Chinese influence in the region.

Emerging Trends in Geo-politics of Asia Pacific Region

Muhammad Shafiq

Mr. Shafiq discusses three emerging trends in the geopolitics of Asia Pacific region: America’s re-engagement with the region, containment of China and propping of India as a counterweight to China. He suggests the possibility of a new Cold War over South China Sea.

Genesis of Militancy in Pakistan

Maryam Azam

Maryam Azam thinks terrorism under cover of religion and sanctified as jihad is being used to foist extremist ideologies and achieve the agendas of the militant groups.

Book Reviews

  1. The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan: Historical and Social Roots of Extremism
    Eamon Murphy
  2. Bangladesh: Quest for Freedom and Justice
    Kamal Hossain
  3. Key Research Concepts in Politics and International Relations
    Lisa Harrison and Theresa Callan
  4. The Militant Discourse
    Khadim Hussain
  5. Karachi in Turmoil
    Zia Ur Rehman
  6. Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction, 2nd ed.
    Marc Lanteigne,
  7. Shooting for a Century: Finding Answers to the India-Pakistan Conundrum
    Stephen Philip Cohen
  8. Avoiding Armageddon: America, India and Pakistan to the Brink and Back
    Bruce Riedel


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