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The Betrayal of the Pashtuns of FATA – Part I

Introduction This piece is based on conversations with relatives who had attended the Pashtun Long March (PLM) in Islamabad, their hopes at the ten (10)...

SITREP: Pakistan

Over the past few months, Pakistan has been placed under the microscope again. While the reasons are significantly more than past episodes, the standard...

Deterrence consistency and counters against evolving Cold Start Doctrine

Introduction Following the strategy of Sheltered Pursuit, Pakistan completed its nuclear program and tested its weapon capability on 28th May 1998 in response of Indian...

Growing ISKP threat on Pak-Afghan Border

Introduction While Islamic State is on the run in Middle East where it is facing a resounding defeat that has resulted in territory loss, at...

US Failures in Afghanistan

The biggest threat to US National Security is strategic miscalculation. In Afghanistan, the battle was an intel oriented conflict; but it had a confused and...

The “Ground Realities” of Pakistan

Trump demands that Pakistan should prove that its nukes are safe. He says this when the international community has found that Pakistan’s nuclear regime is...

America Thinks Pakistan Should Do More

They want to ‘win’ the war as Trump has said. ‘Winning’ now could be as little as a ‘graceful exit’ or as much as...

The Faizabad Phenomenon and Army

People view the recent Faizabad fracas as an ugly event; an aberration that locked down the Capital City. The citizens of Islamabad were inconvenienced....

LTG Tariq Khan (Retired) Responds to Ahsan Iqbal

‘The difference between average people and people who achieve is their perception of and response to failure’, John C. Maxwell. The honourable interior minister has...

Lt. Gen. Tariq Khan’s (Retired) Rebuttal

My 37 years of association with the Army has been taken by a few as an automatic disqualification in giving any political opinion and,...

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