M Waqas Jan

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Research Associate and Program Coordinator for the China Study & Information Centre (CS & IC) at the Strategic Vision Institute, a non-partisan think tank based out of Islamabad. He can be reached at waqas[at]thesvi.org

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Escalating to De-Escalate: From Balakot to Ain al-Asad

With tensions between the United States and Iran dramatically escalating just days into the new year, the risks of a new and even more damaging war...

Modi, Trump and the Vindication of Political Demagogues

As widespread protests across India enter their third week over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC),therein lies a muted...

South Asia’s Externalized Demons

As the Indian and Pakistani militaries yet again trade ominous threats with one another, the Line of Control is once more witness to a sustained and significant...

India’s De-Humanizing Path to Global Catastrophe

For a country that has since its inception prided itself as the world’s largest democracy, India has seen its very identity being bastardized by the ruling Bhartiya...

As Kashmir simmers the IOR too stands as a potential Nuclear Flashpoint

This year has seen tensions between Nuclear armed Pakistan and India reach unprecedented levels with both countries flirting with a dangerous escalation spiral. February’s aerial engagement between...

On Nuclear Madmen and Their Perilous Bluffs

During the Cold War, and in particular, the Nixon era, the US’s Nuclear Deterrence Strategy had at times flirted with the idea of its leadership playing...

The Game-changing Fallibility of BMD Systems: Lessons from the Middle East and South Asia

As the Middle East’s major powers recalculate their defence and foreign policies following last month’s missile strikes on Saudi oilfields, there have emerged some telling lessons with...

Highlighting India’s WMDs at the UNGA

As Prime Minister Imran Khan prepares for his first address to the UN General Assembly next Friday, he does so against the backdrop of heightened geo-political...

India Amidst the Follies of a Winnable Nuclear War

As tensions between India and Pakistan simmer over the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, the ever-present specter of nuclear war continues to dominate present discourse. This has...

Does an Ambiguous Indian Nuclear Stance Benefit Anyone?

The recent escalation in India-Pakistan tensions resulting from the deteriorating human rights situation in Kashmir has since its outset carried the threat of spiraling into the realm...

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