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Ali Sarwar Naqvi
Ali Sarwar Naqvi

  • August 17, 2018

    Reviewing foreign policy

    We have spent far too long establishing our ‘influence’ in the unfortunate country that is Afghanistan; the country has been suffering from...

  • August 16, 2018

    Reviewing foreign policy

    As the newly elected government assumes the reins of power, it is an appropriate moment to review our foreign policy, covering both its making and...

  • May 30, 2017

    Remembering the nuclear tests

    Pakistan’s nuclear tests conducted on May 28, 1998, were a technological feat by all accounts. I have heard edifying stories from nuclear...

  • December 23, 2016

    Manoeuvres for NSG entry

    The annual plenary session of the Nuclear Suppliers Group held in Seoul in June this year failed to achieve a consensus regarding the entry of non-...

  • October 15, 2016

    What next on the NSG?

    The issue of the membership of non-NPT signatory states in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group has been hanging fire since the last annual plenary of...

  • August 30, 2016

    What do we do about Kashmir?

    The eruption in Kashmir this summer, triggered by the dastardly killing of Burhan Wani, has now taken on the shape of a popular uprising that is...

  • June 23, 2016

    The case for Pakistan

    As an advanced and experienced nuclear capable state with strong non-proliferation credentials and supplier potential, Pakistan feels that its...

  • June 02, 2016

    Deterrence stability in 2016

    As we pass another anniversary of our May 28, 1998 nuclear tests, it is an opportune time to assess the state of South Asian deterrence stability as...

  • May 20, 2016

    A nuclearised Indian Ocean

    While the international strategic community continues to be preoccupied with land-based nuclear developments in the South Asian region, little...

  • April 09, 2016

    India’s nuclear arsenal

    While India’s nuclear arsenal has been growing over recent years, little mention is made of this fact in reports and assessments in the...

  • February 26, 2016

    Our nuclear security

    The spectre of Pakistan’s insecure nuclear arsenal has again been raised in a US State Department briefing, when Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner...

  • October 01, 2015

    ‘Normal’ nuclear Pakistan

    A new report jointly issued earlier this month by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Center, two renowned...

  • August 25, 2015

    India, Pakistan and the NSG

    India has been striving for the last seven years for admission into the world’s most exclusive cartel, the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group , but the...

  • July 15, 2015

    Regional auguries

    It is remarkable how the regional scenario has suddenly taken a turn towards a more promising outlook in contrast to the picture as obtained only a...

  • May 28, 2015

    Seventeen years of deterrence

    Seventeen years have passed since we conducted our five nuclear tests on the 28th of May, 1998 in the barren wastes of Chagai in Balochistan. The...

  • April 01, 2015

    The Yemen imbroglio

    The ancient land of Yemen bore the name of ‘Arabia Felix’, roughly translated as Arabia the happy, in view of its salubrious climate, fertile...

  • February 17, 2015

    A great deal of instability

    During President Obama’s recent visit to India, it was announced that the US and India had revived the hamstrung nuclear deal that was first...