The Organization and History of Pakistan’s Military

On May 23, 2019, Posted by , In Information Reports,Middle East, By , , With Comments Off on The Organization and History of Pakistan’s Military

By: Maria Cano The Pakistan Armed Forces were created from the British Indian Army in 1947 (Heathcote 1995, 253). They are comprised of the Army, Navy, and Airforce and are led by Zubair Mahmood Hayat, who currently serves as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (Shaikh 2016; Blood…

Not So Neighborly Neighbors: The Indo-Pakistani Conflict

On January 26, 2019, Posted by , In Analysis Reports,Asia,Information Reports, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Not So Neighborly Neighbors: The Indo-Pakistani Conflict

By  Jarom Drummond Pakistan and India have been disputing over the Kashmir region since 1947. Currently India controls approximately 45% of the region, Pakistan controls some 35%, and China controls about 20% (Hunt). The main disputes and hot conflicts, however, have remained between India and Pakistan, with 3 wars and numerous…

A South Asian Power Play

On July 5, 2012, Posted by , In Asia,Middle East, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on A South Asian Power Play

Pakistan has been gambling for a long time with its use of militants as a strategic edge over India. The Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) created and utilized different groups that we generally label as “Taliban” in order to counter Indian power in the region. This has been a several…

Afghanistan’s Dual Supply Problem

On May 22, 2012, Posted by , In Asia,North America, By ,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Afghanistan’s Dual Supply Problem

Afghanistan will face two major issues this year. The more publicized issue is Pakistan’s refusal to open up their supply routes into Afghanistan for NATO use. The lesser known issue is the devastatingly poor poppy harvest. Both of these problems will create unique challenges for NATO forces. A brief examination…

A new glimpse into al-Qaeda

To coincide with the anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin laden, the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point released 17 de-classified documents obtained in bin Laden’s Abbattobad compound. These 17 documents are a small fraction of the thousands of documents recovered from the raid. Despite their small…