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Global Health Security: The Case of Pakistan

Maryam Akbar  We are witnessing  historic moments where all the continents catastrophically are facing the series of COVID-19 epidemic named by the World Health Organization (WHO);  this virus first  emerged in the Chinese  city of Wuhan. It  barely took four months to become a pandemic , killing lives of thousands  with the numbers still rising. On January 30, 2020, WHO declared…

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Old Wine in a New Bottle

Fatima S. Khan  Intermittent outbreaks of lethal pandemics, in particular, have had profound and lasting effects on human societies and individual behavior throughout history. As Sehovic argued that, ‘Such events have framed the socio-political and economic aspects of human civilization, with their effects often lasting for centuries’ . Every plague that has plagued humankind seemed different from the ones  that…

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Dr. Rabia Akhtar in Conversation with Dr. Ashley J.Tellis in the SISS Faculty Conversation Series

On June 15, Director, Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research(CSSPR) held a one-on-one conversation with preeminent U.S. scholar, Dr. Ashley Tellis. The ongoing Sino-Indo standoff in Ladakh, U.S. role as a crisis manager in it, the future of stability in South Asia, and the evolving dynamics of Indo-US and US-Sino relations were discussed in the conversation. Tellis also discussed…

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Video of the CSSPR Webinar with Andrew Small

On June 12, 2020, the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research(CSSPR) hosted ace U.S. scholar and China expert, Andrew Small for a webinar titled “The China-Pakistan Axis.” The webinar was moderated by Director CSSPR, Dr. Rabia Akhtar. Small talked about the history of Sino-Pak relations, how security and defense cooperation provided a base for their solidification. He further dabbled…

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Dr. Rabia Akhtar in Conversation with Dr. Tanvi Madan in the SISS Faculty Conversation Series

On June 6, Director Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research(CSSPR), Dr. Rabia Akhtar hosted eminent Indian foreign policy expert and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC, Dr. Tanvi Madan for a conversation in the SISS Faculty Conversation Series. Dr. Madan discussed her new book entitled”Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations During the Cold War”, and how…

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Dr.Rabia Akhtar in Conversation with Brig. Feroz Hassan Khan in the SISS Faculty Conversation Series

On May 30, 2020, Director, Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research(CSSPR), Dr. Rabia Akhtar held a conversation with eminent scholar, Brig. Feroz Hassan Khan. The conversation was the fourth in the SISS Faculty Conversation Series. Brig. Feroz, with his vast experience of dealing with Pakistan’s nuclear program as a practitioner and scholar, spoke at length about the relation between…

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Dr. Rabia Akhtar Co-Authored a Monograph on “Nuclear Learning in South Asia: The Levels of Analysis”

In 2015, Director CSSPR, Dr. Rabia Akhtar along with Debak Das authored a monograph entitled “Nuclear Learning in South Asia: The Levels of Analysis”. It was published by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri lanka. The authors looked at the statuses of nuclear learning of both India and Pakistan across crises through the Levels of Analysis approach. Among…

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Dr. Tehmina Aslam Ranjha writes for the Daily Times on the Situation in Afghanistan.

Assistant Professor at the School of Integrated Social Sciences(SISS), University of Lahore, Dr. Tehmina Aslam Ranjha wrote for the Daily Times on the current situation in Afghanistan . She delved on the post-Doha deal landscape in Afghanistan and assessed how spoilers can and are marring peace initiatives in that country . Read the full article titled “Terrorism Ravaging  Afghanistan ”…

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Dr. Tehmina Aslam Ranjha writes for the Daily Times on the Lockdown in Kashmir

Assistant Professor at the School of Integrated Social Sciences(SISS), University of Lahore, Dr. Tehmina Aslam Ranjha wrote for the Daily Times on the double lockdown in Kashmir. She questioned and critiqued  the legality of India’s actions on August 5, 2019 that stripped Kashmir of its autonomy. Read the full article titled “The Future of Kashmir’s Lockdown” here.   Please follow and…

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CSSPR Webinar Report |Trilateral Security in South Asia: Future of Sino-Indo-Pak Relations post-Pandemic

In the second webinar of the CSSPR Webinar Series, the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR), University of Lahore, hosted prominent Indian defense analyst, Pravin Sawhney for a conversation on “Trilateral Security Dynamics in South Asia: Future of Sino-Indo-Pak Relations post-Pandemic.” Director CSSPR, Dr. Rabia Akhtar moderated the webinar along with Muhammad Sharreh Qazi, Lecturer SISS and Syed Ali Zia…

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