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Vol. I, No. 1 (2023): Strategic Perspectives, Winter 2023

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The Winter 2023 edition of the Strategic Perspectives Journal explores a wide range of topics related to strategic studies and women peace and security. The first paper explores the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, highlighting the increased risks following India’s surgical strikes. It focuses on the vulnerabilities of nuclear and conventional assets and the necessity of enhancing command, control, communication, and intelligence capabilities. The study emphasizes the possibility of non-nuclear attacks leading to a catastrophic conventional or nuclear war, increasing the likelihood of inadvertent conflict in South Asia. The second paper examines the shift in India’s military strategy from a defensive to an offensive posture, particularly after its nuclearization. This shift, characterized by doctrines emphasizing limited war scenarios and surgical strikes, poses significant security challenges for Pakistan. The paper discusses the implications of this shift for regional stability, suggesting that it has instigated an arms race and heightened tensions between the two countries. The third paper explores the evolution of strategic communication from a corporate tool to a key element in national and foreign policy, especially in governmental organizations. It investigates the role of strategic communication within national security strategy, emphasizing its importance in fostering social cohesion and addressing threats. The paper argues for the inclusion of communication as a core component of security strategies, alongside military and diplomatic efforts. The fourth paper addresses the changing nature of warfare between India and Pakistan, reflecting broader shifts in global conflict paradigms due to technological advancements and strategic innovations. It examines the implications of nuclear deterrence, military doctrines, and technological progressions for regional security, providing an in-depth analysis of the evolving military capabilities and strategies of India and their implications for Pakistan. The fifth paper focuses on the protracted conflict in Kashmir, particularly its impact on women. It highlights the intense violation of human rights and marginalization faced by women in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The paper stresses upon the failure of India to uphold the agenda of UNSCR 1325 (Women, Peace, and Security) domestically. The study advocates for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in IIOJK, emphasizing its importance for women’s participation in peace processes and the protection of their rights in conflict-affected areas.


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