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Masood-Ur-Rehman Khattak
Mr. Masood-Ur-Rehman Khattak is working at the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) Islamabad as Research Fellow. He did his M.Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad. His major research areas are Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia, Terrorism, Non-Proliferation issues, FATA, Afghanistan and Regional Security issues. Mr. Khattak is author of a book, US War on Terrorism: Implications for Afghanistan and Pakistan, which has been published by German Publishers, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing on 31st August, 2010. Mr. Khattak has also written a Research Paper on “Indian Military’s Cold Start Doctrine: Capabilities, Limitations and Possible Response from Pakistan” - 2011, published by SASSI. He has organised/presented in scores of international conferences/workshops. Email: [email protected]


Articles by Masood-Ur-Rehman Khattak :

India’s Military’s Cold Start Doctrine And Impact On Deterrence Stability In South Asia – Analysis

Deterrence in South Asia is delicate because of rapid militarization and operationalisation of Indian Military’s Cold Start Doctrine (CSD). CSD

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India’s Presence In Afghanistan: Implications For Pakistan – Analysis

“Increasing Indian influence in Afghanistan is likely to exacerbate regional tensions and encourage Pakistani countermeasures.” – General Stanly Mcrystal, Former

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Insurgencies: A Nightmare For India – Analysis

“It would not be an exaggeration to say that the problem of Naxalism is the single biggest internal security challenge

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Indian Strategic Thinking: A Reflection Of Kautilya’s Six Fold Policy – Analysis

Chankaya Kautilya was an Indian political strategic thinker around 300 BCE. His book Arthaashastra is on war and diplomacy. His

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Pakistan Centric: ‘The Indian Army’ – Analysis

India has always claimed that the Indian army is “China Centric” and its military transformation is not against Pakistan. But

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US Failure In Afghanistan: Possible Way Out – OpEd

After 10 years of war in Afghanistan, the United States has no credible plan or strategy to make its way

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World News 

Indian Military’s Modernisation: A Threat To Strategic Stability Of South Asia – Analysis


India is on course to revamp its military machine in next few years to compete with China and coerce Pakistan.

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