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Syed Ali Zia Jaffery

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Syed Ali Zia Jaffery is a Research Analyst and Sub-Editor at Global Village Space (GVS). He frequently writes on defense and strategic affairs of South Asia. He is a Contributing Analyst to CommandEleven.

The US won’t leave Afghanistan

To say that Afghanistan is in doldrums is an understatement. In fact, the landlocked country is in a quagmire, which is festered not only...

India’s Muscle Flexing against Pakistan on the LoC

The Indian Defense Minister Arun Jatley visited the frontlines on the currently active Line of Control (LoC). After meeting field commanders and troops deployed...

Takeaways from The Hague

Much to the chagrin of Pakistan and the delight of India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Pakistan to stay the hanging of...

Talking Tough with Islamabad

US National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster has said that the Trump administration is working on a policy which would apply to both Pakistan...

The Return of the Warlord

After a lapse of almost two decades, former warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned to Kabul with a fair degree of pomp and show last week,...

Threats to the State of Pakistan

States operate in a brutal and anarchical international system wherein power, national interests and realpolitik dictate the rules of the game. Every state looks...

The Cold Start Doctrine

“No plan survives contact with the enemy”, Von Moltke. War has adorned the annals of history more than any other phenomenon. In all earnestness war...

The Taliban Surge in Afghanistan: Worrying signs for Pakistan

Following the brazen attack by the Taliban on a corps headquarter in Balkh, the Afghan Defense Minister and the Army Chief resigned from their...

The Evolution of Warfare in Ancient Greece

There happens to be a very pivotal relation between a historian and the fact that he chooses to delve upon. Both can’t stand without...