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Winter 2015, Volume XV, Number 1

Research Articles

Future of War and Strategy: Indo-Pak Dynamics

Brig Najeeb Ahmad

Transnational ideologies have helped to franchise war among the disenfranchised. Najeeb Ahmad discusses the Indo-Pak dynamics of this scenario which has muddled war strategy and driven the ends of power to fuzzy domains.

Countering the Hegemon: Pakistan’s Strategic Response

Dr. Zulfqar Khan

Zulfqar khan suggests the vertical strategic bolstering of Pakistan’s nuclear deterrence to enable it to stand up to the constraining environment that India’s rise as the region’s hegemon creates.

Rise of the Non-State Actors in Middle East: Regional Dimensions

Shams uz Zaman

Shams uz Zaman blames the colonial era for the present devastating situation in the Middle East and suggests only regional strategies under international actors can pacify the raging conflict.

US Counter-Proliferation Efforts: A Comparative Study of Iran and North Korea

Dr. Nazir Hussain and Tooba Mansoor

Counter proliferation initiatives on North Korea and Iran show contrasting outcome. The authors see hope in the scope of the ongoing negotiations the United States is having with Iran.


Book Reviews


1. Bhumitra Chakma, South Asia in Transition: Democracy, Political Economy and Security
By Dr. Noor ul Haq

2. John A. Turner, Religious Ideology and the Roots of the Global Jihad, Salafi Jihadism and International Order
By Amna Ejaz Rafi

3. Robert Kaplan, Asia’s Cauldron: the South China Sea and The End of a Stable Pacific
By Adila Abbasi

4. Amitava Acharya, Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics
By Muhammad Nawaz Khan

5. Mohammed Yunus, Awakened China Shakes the World and now Pakistan’s Mainstay: Memoirs of a Diplomat
By Air Commodore (R) Khalid Iqbal

6. Aqil Shah, The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan
By Khalid Chandio

7. Major General Shaukat Iqbal, The New Great Game and Security Challenges for Pakistan
By Muhammad Munir

8. Andy Marino, Narendra Modi: A Political Biography
By Khurram Abbas

9. Akhtar Ali, Issues in Energy Policy
By Aftab Hussain



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