111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact

Future warfare

After three percent of the global population of the world was wiped off in World War TT, humanity has not experienced that level of massacre, yet wars and low intensity…

Invisible hybrid warfare

The best wars are those that are not wars but destroy the enemy. In today's world of information highways, conventional industries and strategies are on their way out. Competition has…

Hybrid warfare

THE 2018 IDEAS Expo in Karachi featured a high-level seminar on hybrid warfare. This was a timely recognition that threats to national security can and do assume complex forms. For…

A ‘unique’ brand of warfare?

HANDS up if you’ve heard the terms ‘fifth-generation warfare’ and ‘hybrid war’ recently on Pakistani media, both print and television, and on social media. According to those who believe that…

Strategic coercion through hybrid warfare

Hybrid attacks against Pakistan across a broad front are focused mainly on Balochistan, the former Fata region, Swat and Gilgit-Baltistan. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) gets very special attention. In…

From Warfare To Welfare

From warfare to welfare

The stand-off between nuclear nations Pakistan and India, set off by a terrorism incident in the disputed territory of Kashmir, points two two things: that the South Asian region is…

Hybrid Warfare And Centre Of Gravity

Hybrid warfare and centre of gravity

This year (2018), we heard the word ‘hybrid warfare’ ad nauseum within Pakistan and also in many Western strategic and leadership circles – as if this were a new discovery,…

Understanding hybrid warfare

Gone are the days of fighting wars in the conventional manner; today's strategy combines conventional warfare, irregular tactics and terrorist acts, including subverting the media by using the advertising power…

Coordinated response to hybrid warfare

While both the country's civilian and military leadership must understand the palpable danger that hybrid warfare poses to Pakistan, it is important for the public to be made aware of…

Fourth-generation Warfare

Fourth-generation warfare

Is Pakistan in the throes of fourth-generation warfare? In order to answer this question and to understand the nature of that warfare one needs to trace its history. The term…