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National security policy

A nation’s national security policy (NSP) is a national vade mecum or ‘grand national strategy’ which helps draft various sectoral strategies or policies which lead to operational strategies and action…

Security policy impasse

IN Pakistan, the drafting of security policy has largely remained the preserve of national security institutions. The executive and parliament rarely intervene, apparently trusting the wisdom of those at the…

Time To Recalibrate Our Security Policy

Time to recalibrate our security policy

The almost-simultaneous recent terrorist attacks in Lahore and Kabul clearly remind us of the cross-border mobility, capacity and advantages terrorists exploit due to the ongoing hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan.…

National Security: Disastrous Policymaking

National security: disastrous policymaking

Input will dictate output – almost always. So what is the input that is going into our national security and foreign policymaking that has produced such a bungled output? Let’s…

Comprehensive security

Daunting challenges await the new governments as they get ready to assume the reins of power. In particular, the new federal government will face an extremely difficult situation as it…

Achieving food security

The COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Actions represents a significant milestone in global climate negotiations. This declaration acknowledges the interconnection between climate change and…

How to tackle food insecurity

While prioritizing macroeconomic stability rightfully claims the top spot on the incoming government’s agenda, it is equally imperative to accord equal priority to the pressing issue of ensuring food security…

Health security

THE greatly anticipated Global Health Security Summit, one of the major calendar events on the global health security agenda, gets underway in Islamabad on January 10. The two-day event draws…