The Securitisation governments of the COVID-19 Pandemic Articles Asia Politics & Governance

Securitisation of COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted people’s lives and has forced governments around the world to take measures to contain the spread of the virus and prevent further deaths. Surprisingly, the virus revealed…

Rethinking Terrorism in South Asia: A Case of Pakistan and India Articles Asia Defense & Security

Rethinking Terrorism in South Asia: A Case of Pakistan and India

The phenomenon of terrorism has been experiencing an epistemological evolution, with the critical terrorism thinkers challenging the western orthodox derivatives on the issue. A key deficiency in the orthodox imaginaries…

Role of Border Infrastructural Development in Disputed Areas: An Assessment of India’s Vulnerable Chicken’s Neck Articles Asia Defense & Security

Role of Border Infrastructural Development in Disputed Areas: An Assessment of India’s Vulnerable Chicken’s Neck

An internationally recognised border frames a state and binds it by its sovereignty. This border-framing defines the power of a state with respect to a particular piece of land. Hence,…

Balakot Strike Articles Asia Defense & Security

India’s Balakot Folly: A Case of Coercion Going Awry

In his book “Escalation and the Nuclear Option”, Bernard Brodie warned analysts against conflating occasional outbreaks of violence with a failure of deterrence. Mercifully, one constant across nuclear ages has…

Mapping the Contours of Russia-Pakistan Security Cooperation Articles Asia Defense & Security

Mapping the Contours of Russia-Pakistan Security Cooperation

The world is going through several geopolitical changes, such as the relative decline of the US’ global pre-eminence, the return of major powers’ competition, Russia-China entente and the emergence of…

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Whither Strategic Autonomy? India Signs BECA

India has finally signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) with the US after years of discussion and US insistence. The BECA agreement is the last of the four…

Assessing the Implications of India’s Hypersonic Technology Test for Pakistan Articles Asia Defense & Security

Assessing the Implications of India’s Hypersonic Technology Test for Pakistan

After an unsuccessful test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) by the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in June last year, India for the first time has claimed to…

Clash of the Titans: The Indo-Pacific Conflict China Articles Asia Defense & Security

Clash of the Titans: The Indo-Pacific Conflict

Geo-politics is a dangerous game. To readers and observers, it is an exhilarating show of big, titan countries facing off for hegemony. Yet, in a world where nuclear capability determines…

Israel-UAE Peace Deal: Is Turkey The Actual Target? Articles Defense & Security Middle East & North Africa

Israel-UAE Peace Deal: Is Turkey the Actual Target

In a recent op-ed for Daily Sabah, analyst Batu Coşkun argued that the Israel-UAE ‘peace deal’ is directed against Turkey, not Iran. Indeed, following the assassination of the Islamic Revolutionary…

The Post COVID-19 Operational Environment Articles Asia Defense & Security

The Post COVID-19 Operational Environment

From the military perspective, the Operational Environment (OE) refers to a combination of conditions, variables and circumstances that can impact a decision-making process and the ability to employ force capabilities….

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