by Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi and Saima Aman Sial.... Every time there are elections in India, a favourable theme is Pakistan-bashing. Over time, this tendency has grown. In the now concluded elections, the gratuitous attacks on Pakistan were at an all-time high. This time there were also allusions to nuclear weapons use. The danger is [...]
CISS Team led by Dr. Naeem Salik CISS Senior Research Fellow, participated in a round-table on Review of Strategic Stability in South Asia: A Discussion with Pakistani Scholars at the South Asia Center of Atlantic Council in Washington D.C, chaired by Dr. Bharath Gopalswamy, Director South Asia Program at Atlantic Council. Senior Research Officer Ms. [...]
Ms. Saima Aman Sial, Senior Research Officer, CISS, participated as a panelist at Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference, Washington D.C. on “Nuclear Crises in South Asia”. The discussion was moderated by Scott Sagan, other participants included Vipin Narang and Aparna Pande. You can watch the full event below!
by Saima Aman Sial.... ‘Thou know’st that all my fortunes are at sea’, says Antonio in Shakespeare’s famous play, ‘The Merchant of Venice’. The same dictum is equally applicable to Pakistan, a country whose major reliance for all trade, in fact more than 96 percent, is on sea. The international trade lanes that traverse the [...]
Ms. Saima Aman Sial, Senior Research Fellow CISS, gave comments on Pakistan Navy's AMAN Exercises 2019 on PTV News on February 2019.
The subject of Pak-US relations is an area where the literature is mostly burdened with conflicting narratives on both sides rather than a matter of fact analysis of historical events. Rabia Akhtar’s book, The Blind Eye: US Nonproliferation Policy Towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton makes an attempt to set the record straight. This book [...]