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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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Shifting Alliances

Shifting Alliances

The flagship publication of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Affairs magazine, ran the words “Present at the Destruction” on its cover. The issue itself covered many aspects of Trump’s leadership ever since he assumed office in January. His campaign trail will likely become the benchmark of how […]

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How the ouster of Steve Bannon bodes for the Trump Reign

How the ouster of Steve Bannon bodes for the Trump Reign

More than a century ago, the Czar Nicholas II of the Russian empire had the proverbial “world” at his whim. His empire had made significant leaps forward in industry, agriculture and science. The standard of living had risen incredibly and following the failed 1905 revolution, the State Duma (Russian for […]

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Brewing Feud between Moscow and Washington

Brewing Feud between Moscow and Washington

Vladimir Putin, the incumbent President of the Russian Federation has seen the western media develop a sort of addiction for him, not always positive though. In 2015, during the pinnacle days of both Republic and Democratic Party nominee debates, the one constant question was, “How will the next US President […]

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Deciphering US nonchalance in the G20 Summit

Deciphering US nonchalance in the G20 Summit

The Guardian ran the headline “G19”. Numerous reputable and well established papers across the world, international and domestic, swiftly followed the cue. The Independent, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and nearly every reputable news resource took a similar rhetoric. In the preceding presidencies, such […]

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Giving thought to Trump visit at the G20 Summit

Giving thought to Trump visit at the G20 Summit

“Whoever believes the problems of this world can be solved by isolationism and protectionism is making a tremendous error on their own face value”, these words not only represent a crude statement of obvious meaning but also seem to transcend the usual cloak and dagger approach to politics and diplomacy. […]

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Untangling the Qatar Labyrinth

Untangling the Qatar Labyrinth

The recent news of Saudi-led bloc’s diplomatic isolation of Qatar came as a surprise to many, including the United States. However, such a move has been in an offing for quite some time, and it is imperative to dissect the issue on factual lines rather than falling prey to populist […]

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Tackling the Multifaceted Challenges in the Counter Terrorism Domain

Tackling the Multifaceted Challenges in the Counter Terrorism Domain

This mantra needs no reminder that terrorism emanates from extremism, which normally is an outcome of lack of political, social and economic justice, sense of deprivation and exploitation of these cleavages by adversaries. The terrorist entities are not strictly hierarchical organisations, nor do they rigidly follow any central leadership or […]

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The Postures of Washington

The Postures of Washington

Under normal circumstances, the prevalent news regarding NATO should have been the addition of Montenegro as its 29th member state. However, it was slighted; eclipsed by Mr. Trump’s U-turn regarding his views on the relevance of NATO in the 21st century. During his campaign trail, after his election, and notoriously […]

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Engaging with China Pakistan Russia Troika in Afghanistan: Turkey’s Way Forward

Engaging with China Pakistan Russia Troika in Afghanistan: Turkey’s Way Forward

Turkey, situated between the two great civilizations of east and west has always played an important role in the ever-changing global dynamics in the past, especially in the Muslim world, ranging from a unique non-combatant capacity building of war-torn Afghanistan to humanitarian aid of surrounded Gaza. After 9/11 attacks, when […]

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