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Foretelling 19th Congress of the CPC from an International Perspective

Foretelling 19th Congress of the CPC from an International Perspective

The paramount event in China’s political calendar is taking place on the 18th of October, 2017. The National Congress of the Communist Party of China (NCCPC), as per party norms is taking place after five years to carefully assess the performance of the incumbent administration. Crucial decisions are anticipated to […]

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A Defiant Iran Will Be Trump’s Biggest Challenge

A Defiant Iran Will Be Trump’s Biggest Challenge

Defense and Security October 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

U.S. President Donald J. Trump unveiled his new strategy for Iran on Friday. Expectedly, Trump hurled a barrage of criticism on the Islamic Republic and decertified the multinational and multilateral Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), leaving the future of the 2015 monumental […]

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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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Political Dissonance in Kabul

Political Dissonance in Kabul

The possibilities for Afghanistan’s future are grim. From the American viewpoint, the situation appears to be considerably bleaker. It is possible that they could cut their misfortunes (2,400 Americans dead, $1 trillion spent) and leave, yet that would prompt another Vietnam minute in the long run, with helicopters lifting off […]

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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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A New Wave of White Supremacy

A New Wave of White Supremacy

By the time dusk fell on the 12th of August, Alex Fields had assumed the face of one of the ugliest days in the American history. Hordes of white supremacists had gathered in downtown Charlottesville following the march through the University of Virginia the night before. The protests were aimed […]

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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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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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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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