Brigadier Syed Mushtaq Ahmed

Brigadier Syed Mushtaq Ahmed (Retd) has extensive experience in areas of national security, intelligence and strategic issues. He has worked as a Senior Research Analyst in a strategic organisation and has a niche for writing research articles and analytical assessments, specializing in counterintelligence, counter-terrorism and nuclear security.

Myths Around Pakistan’s Nukes & National Security

Written by Brigadier Syed Mushtaq Ahmed 12:12 pm

Brig Syed Mushtaq Ahmed (Retd) dispels four virulent myths that have been making the rounds. These include: 1. Balkanization of Pakistan 2. Pakistan is a failed state 3. Pakistan is an epicentre of terrorism 4. The threat to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. He believes that the common objective is to debilitate and defang Pakistan—the only Muslim nuclear power that could threaten US, India, and Israel.
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The Appointment of the COAS: An Unending Controversy

Written by Brigadier Syed Mushtaq Ahmed 12:59 pm

Every three years, the autumn in Pakistan resonates with budding news over the appointment of the next Army Chief. The appointment remains a rather routine affair among the other two services (Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force) and elsewhere in the world, passing without a murmur or creating much of a ruckus. It, however, springs out as the most important question in the case of the Pakistan Army Chief, engendering and captivating interest in the public domain.
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Pakistan’s Varying Political Scenarios

Written by Brigadier Syed Mushtaq Ahmed 7:00 pm

In today’s Pakistan, we are gripped with a politico-economic situation that is increasingly becoming untenable. Brig Syed Mushtaq Ahmed (Retd) believes that the country is abuzz with a lot of speculations, foretelling different scenarios: a downside scenario, an obverse scenario and a prospective scenario. Which one of these will last or emerge depend on the role of the invisibles.
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