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Raashid Wali Janjua
Raashid Wali Janjua

The writer is a retired brigadier, and a PhD scholar in Peace and Conflict Studies at the National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad.

  • April 28, 2016

    Institutional stability

    Is Pakistan’s democratic experience failing? Why have the liberal democrats and the free market economics not delivered at the desired pace...

  • April 21, 2016

    Ending nuclear inequality

    The Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty is an instrument of the arms control regime that seeks to ban the future production of fissile material, ie the...

  • April 11, 2016

    True deterrence

    Pakistan’s nuclear odyssey was a direct consequence of India crossing the nuclear Rubicon. Its nuclear programme was a defensive response to a...

  • March 19, 2016

    Antidote to extremism

    There is a famous quote by US General Aubrey Newman that “it is not the sharpness of the bayonet but the cold glint in the eye of the attacker...

  • March 01, 2016

    Energy and security

    Energy politics and policy ambivalence have landed the country in a situation in which the future looks increasingly bleak, despite the rose-tinted...

  • February 23, 2016

    Higher defence

    All countries have a Higher Defence Organisation specifically geared to their national security needs based on their geostrategic environment and...

  • February 10, 2016

    Roots and leaves

    What happens when you prune leaves and leave the roots well nourished? The roots grow right back with a vengeance. Why is our decision-making elite...