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Reckoning the Impact of latest US Sanctions against Iran

Reckoning the Impact of latest US Sanctions against Iran

The latest US sanctions against Iran come as Tehran launched its satellite carrying rocket into space (the ‘Simorgh’). Washington believes this missile launch to be “shorten[ing] a pathway” to the development of ICBMs. All six Iranian firms sanctioned, are owned and controlled by the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group that is […]

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Pakistan’s Security Paradigm

Pakistan’s Security Paradigm

The above sentence uttered by an influential war theorist is noteworthy for those who question the role that history plays in shaping the present and carving out a future. History and statecraft are intrinsically concomitant, as the past factors in chalking strategic goals for the future. A few lines on […]

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Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement

Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement

India and the United States signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) in Washington DC on 29th August 2016. By virtue of this agreement, both India and United States will be able to access each other’s military facilities for fuelling and logistics support on a reimbursable basis. This agreement permits […]

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The Syrian Quagmire: China’s next Frontier?

The Syrian Quagmire: China’s next Frontier?

The mid of August 2016 saw an interesting revelation come to light as news outlets began reporting that China was stepping into the Syrian theatre in support of the Assad regime. The exact nature of agreement between the parties could not be uncovered though the bits of information that did […]

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International Bodies’ Conflict Resolution; A Failed Matrix in the Age of Proxy Wars

International Bodies’ Conflict Resolution; A Failed Matrix in the Age of Proxy Wars

It is understandable that conflicts in the world have existed since the earliest of human interaction, but so has the process of resolving those conflicts. Humans form tribes that grow into a community, the community forms nations, nations collectively form states and when states are formed, probability of conflicts is […]

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Courtesy: Hindu Business Line

Entering the Gymkhana of Nuclear Nations

Standing before the grandeur of a chateau one feels the need to either escape such a romance or own it. One gaze upon a place for elites and an entire nation can be subdued to acknowledging existence of a natural hierarchy of power among humans. Things aren’t always what they […]

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Fighting the ISIS or the Kurds – Turkish Dilemma

Fighting the ISIS or the Kurds – Turkish Dilemma

Defense and Security, International August 28, 2015 at 8:50 pm 1 comment

The Westphalian system is in shambles in the Middle East following the rise of the ISIS – an organization of psychopath terrorists aimed to develop a predominantly Sunni Islamic State that straddles through Iraq and Syria. The military success of the ISIS last year after capturing the Iraqi city Mosul […]

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