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NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

NATO’s Relevance and Europe’s Search for an Alternative

The North Treaty Organization (NATO) came into being to guarantee security to the war-torn Europe after the most devastated war in human history called “World War II.” It was precisely meant for containing “Communist” threat from the former Soviet Union. The “Warsaw Pact” was the response to NATO during the height of cold war by […]

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Security & Viability of NAP

Security & Viability of NAP

Though there is no fixed definition of the term “security” yet the most agreed definition is “the absence of fear and threat”. Security has been a changing phenomenon since “Westphalian model”. Security in 21st century stands the most complex than ever before. There are numerous factors, which have come into being affecting the traditional concept […]

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Cyber Security/Warfare and Pakistan

Cyber Security/Warfare and Pakistan

Introduction While the government of Pakistan focuses on fighting terrorism and extremism under the National Action Plan (NAP), another threat seems to be looming on the horizon, i.e. cyber warfare. “The advent of information age has profoundly impacted the thinking of states as well as sub-state groups in regard to warfare and security. While the […]

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US & Asia’s Security Structure

US & Asia’s Security Structure

Asia is experiencing major changes in its security architecture. The rise of the Asia-Pacific region may well prove to be the single most transformative geopolitical shift of the 21st century. The phenomenal development and growing might of China have not only disturbed America but also its partner states since a powerful China could only challenge […]

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Evolving South Asian Security Architecture

Evolving South Asian Security Architecture

Soon after the end of World War II, the world witnessed bipolar system, i.e., the US and the former USSR. The tug of war between two super powers was so intense that the developing states started aligning themselves either with the US, i.e., NATO bloc or the former USSR, i.e., WARSAW bloc. South Asia was […]

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“Pakistan’s Latest Crisis” – A Rebuttal

“Pakistan’s Latest Crisis” – A Rebuttal

Despite many success stories by Pakistan Army in its efforts to counter terrorism, the United States (US) intelligentsia does not seem satisfied and Pakistan bashing continues. Recently in the New York Times’ (NYT) June 9, 2014 editorial, i.e., “Pakistan’s Latest Crisis”, again the old rhetoric of not doing enough and playing double game with the […]

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Challenges to China’s Peaceful Rise

Challenges to China’s Peaceful Rise

President Obama’s April 2014 visit to Asian counties has reinforced the concerns about America letting China rise peacefully. During this visit Obama reassured Washington’s allies ‘in the face of threats to stability from North Korea and an increasingly assertive China’. He conveyed that the US is duty-bound to come to Japan’s aid in the event […]

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