Violence in Afghanistan Delays Ghani on Trip to India
April 28, 2015
Violence in Afghanistan Delays Ghani on Trip to India
Attacks in Kunduz Province delayed the Afghan president’s departure for New Delhi.
Violence in Afghanistan Delays Ghani on Trip to India
India Still Lacks Modern Battlefield Communication
April 27, 2015
India Still Lacks Modern Battlefield Communication
The modernization of communications systems has lagged behind that of other weapons platforms in the Indian Army.
India Still Lacks Modern Battlefield Communication
Prominent Pakistani Social Activist Shot Dead in Karachi
April 25, 2015
Prominent Pakistani Social Activist Shot Dead in Karachi
Sabeen Mahmud, a Pakistani social activist, was shot dead by unidentified attackers on April 24, 2015.
Prominent Pakistani Social Activist Shot Dead in Karachi
'Arma Virumque Cano' - Parades and Militarism in Asia
April 23, 2015
'Arma Virumque Cano' - Parades and Militarism in Asia
When militarism and national insecurity intersect, as they seem to be doing today in Asia, carnage often follows.
'Arma Virumque Cano' - Parades and Militarism in Asia
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
April 22, 2015
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
The MSR is designed to pacify neighboring countries threatened by China’s territorial claims, but will it work?
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
Pakistan Tests Ballistic Missile
April 18, 2015
Pakistan Tests Ballistic Missile
For the first time since 2012, Pakistan tests a nuclear-capable medium-range ballistic missile.
Pakistan Tests Ballistic Missile
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
April 18, 2015
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
The oldest archaeologically attested civilization in South Asia continues to charm the world.
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
Is the US About to Sell 1,000 Missiles to Pakistan?
April 07, 2015
Is the US About to Sell 1,000 Missiles to Pakistan?
Islamabad will receive new attack helicopters and other military hardware worth almost $1 billion.
Is the US About to Sell 1,000 Missiles to Pakistan?
Confirmed: Pakistan Will Buy Eight Chinese Subs
April 02, 2015
Confirmed: Pakistan Will Buy Eight Chinese Subs
Details on the type of vessel as well as the new fleet's price tag remain unknown.
Confirmed: Pakistan Will Buy Eight Chinese Subs
India and Pakistan Locked in a Nuclear Naval Arms Race
March 28, 2015
India and Pakistan Locked in a Nuclear Naval Arms Race
A new report provides a useful summary of the naval nuclear dynamics in the Indian Ocean.
India and Pakistan Locked in a Nuclear Naval Arms Race
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
March 24, 2015
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
Sino-Pakistani military tech was on display, though China's president was conspicuously absent.
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
Pakistan’s Biggest City Crippled by Politics
March 18, 2015
Pakistan’s Biggest City Crippled by Politics
After last week’s arrests of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leaders, political violence could surge in Karachi.
Pakistan’s Biggest City Crippled by Politics
The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability
March 15, 2015
The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability
What happens to South Asian nuclear stability if Pakistan operationalizes a sea-based second strike capability?
The Consequences of a Pakistani Sea-Based Nuclear Second Strike Capability
Quo Vadis Afghanistan? General Campbell Testifies on the Hill
March 05, 2015
Quo Vadis Afghanistan? General Campbell Testifies on the Hill
Campbell reports steady progress, but various challenges will remain for Afghan forces in 2015.
Quo Vadis Afghanistan? General Campbell Testifies on the Hill
Is India's Defense Budget Adequate?
March 03, 2015
Is India's Defense Budget Adequate?
New Delhi's defense spending will rise modestly in the new fiscal year.
Is India's Defense Budget Adequate?
Will Pakistan's Cellphone Biometric Push Pay Counter-Terrorism Dividends?
February 25, 2015
Will Pakistan's Cellphone Biometric Push Pay Counter-Terrorism Dividends?
The Pakistani government is embarking on a major biometric data collection effort to fight terrorism.
Will Pakistan's Cellphone Biometric Push Pay Counter-Terrorism Dividends?
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