International

Underscoring Trump’s World View of Nuclearization

Underscoring Trump’s World View of Nuclearization

The substance, tone and style of Donald Trump’s discourse about Iran on Friday was an indication of how much the present leader of the United States relishes strife. With his household administrative plan slowed down and a government examination investigating his funds and his relations with Moscow, Trump has taken […]

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Las Vegas Mass Shooting – Is it a Watershed Moment for Gun  Control Reforms?

Las Vegas Mass Shooting – Is it a Watershed Moment for Gun Control Reforms?

On October 2, Las Vegas witnessed the worst mass shooting in the modern history of the United States. Shooter Stephen Paddock, a retired accountant, opened fire on concert-goers at a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. 59 concert-goers were killed and 527 others were injured in […]

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How Kim has Cornered the US

How Kim has Cornered the US

Years ago Bernard Brodie wrote about how war will be like after the induction of nuclear weapons. With the evolution of the concepts of deterrence and compellance, war strategies accounted for this “absolute weapon” as a mean to deter and compel the adversary. Thankfully, a nuclear clash has remained hypothetical […]

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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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