Dr. Rizwan Zeb

  • Twenty-two years ago, Muhammad Arshad chanted Allahu Akbar and pushed the button. It took a nerve-racking 30 seconds before the mountain turned white. Pakistan’s nuclear tests were successful. This was the culmination of a long arduous Pakistani quest for a nuclear weapon. Scott Sagan in his ...

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  • One thing that props up in almost every discussion on national security these days is hybrid war: we are living in the age of hybrid warfare and we must prepare for it, one is told. However, the answer to what exactly is hybrid warfare is any body’s guess. One is told that it is a new type of ...

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  • Gurmeet Kanwal is a leading strategic thinker of India and is a regular participant in a number of regional and international initiatives discussing Indo-Pakistan strategic stability issues. His recent book ‘Sharpening the Arsenal India’s Evolving Nuclear Deterrence Policy’ is a ...

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  • General Bipin Rawat must be a huge Virat Kohli fan. Why? In the last few weeks, he has given statements that are not only overly aggressive, provocative, alarming but also gratuitously reckless. Take his statement that the Indian Army is ready to call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff, this scribe ...

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  • There is an old Punjabi adage “Kehna Tei Noh tay sunana Noh Nou”. This adage best describes Indo-Pak nuclear signaling in a nutshell. Other important points to keep in mind are the timing and the target audience. Keep these points in mind when analysing Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief ...

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