Civil War in Yemen

Asif Haroon Raja l Sectarian and tribal divides in Yemen had sharpened during the long rule of President Gen Ali Abdullah Saleh. Separatist movement in South Yemen sought independent country. Saleh unified the country for...
Hybrid War

Hybrid Warfare in Pakistan

TIC Analysis | The entrance of the nuclear weapons changed the paradigm of overt conflict throughout the world. Not only did nuclear weapons stopped aggression against nuclear armed states but also a global taboo against...
Blue-Water

Pakistan Cannot Ignore India’s Blue-Water Naval Build-Up

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program is primarily predicated upon its ability to act as a deterrent, to prevent nuclear blackmail by, or a nuclear conflict with, India. Therefore its nuclear posture...
Iran

Iran Dents US Deterrence

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump’s reported decision abruptly to call off military strike against Iran which he’d previously ordered, highlights the growing complexity of the US-Iranian entanglement.  Indeed, it takes political courage to rationalise...
Military Spending

Military Spending: The “Great Power Competition”

Researchers at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have concluded that military spending is skyrocketing around the world. According to a report published by the institute in April, the world spent $1.8 trillion on military...
warfare

The Godfathers of Cyber Warfare

Nabiya Imran | With the advent of the information age, it was obvious that technology will creep into the international political system. It has and it is here to stay. States with well-developed information technology...
Proxies

India’s Ethno-Terror Proxies : From East Pakistan to CPEC

Jawad Falak | 16 December 2018 marked the 47th year since the fall of Dhaka to the Indian Army in the war of 1971. The war which started with the backing of terrorist elements known...
Gulf of Oman

How Start Of Vietnam War Mirrors Gulf Of Oman Incident?

M K Bhadrakumar | What a coincidence that a leaked document from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) just exposed that the chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April, 2018 was most likely...
Russia

Is The US Preparing For War With Russia?

Leonid Savin | The RAND Corporation recently published a document entitled Overextending and Unbalancing Russia. Assessing the Impact of Cost-Imposing Options. The study is the collective effort of experienced diplomats, including former Assistant Secretary of State...

Arctic: The Next Superpower Battleground?

Tamara Dietrich | Hampton Roads residents know full well that the Atlantic is gnawing ever more ferociously at the shore, surging into the streets whenever it gets riled up, and a looming threat, experts say, throughout...

S-400: A Russian ‘Political Weapon’ Changing Global Order?

M K Bhadrakumar | Three developments in quick succession in the weekend bring closer to a flashpoint the brewing discord between the US and Turkey on account of the latter’s purchase of the S-400 air...
national security

Three political war-gaming scenarios Pakistani establishment must consider

Hassan Zaheer | International politics in contemporary time is characterized by chronic instability and global disorder which are embodied by arch of strategic warfare spread across various continents resulting in destabilization of nation-states; plunging countries...

Russia: The Winner Of The South Asian Space Race?

Andrew Korybko | India surprised the world when it announced the first-ever successful completion of its anti-satellite missile test following reports that it first failed to pull off this impressive feat in February. Responsible members of the international community immediately...
Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz: The chokepoint of global oil supply?

Jawad Falak | The Straits of Hormuz has taken center stage in world affairs due to the increase in American Iranian tensions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a statement on his website that was taken...

Can India control Pakistan’s airspace with S-400 missile systems?

Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | India’s weapons shopping spree, development of ballistic missile defense systems and continuous upgrading of nuclear arsenal negatively influence the regional strategic stability. Recently, India signed S-400 missiles deal with Russia and...
Indian Navy

Dented deterrence: Vincibility of the Indian submarines

Jawad Falak | The Indian navy scrambled its submarine for surveillance, and seemingly, deterrence missions during the Indo-Pak crises that ensued Pulwama attacks. Their principal aim was to target Pakistan maritime interests while denying Pakistan...
Imran Khan

New India expects Pak obedience, not camaraderie

It is no big secret that the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a damp squib. The impression becomes unavoidable that the decision to invite the little-known BIMSTEC...
Indian Navy

How Pakistan brought Indian Navy to its knees on 4/5 March 2019?

Jawad Falak | The Indian navy scrambled its submarine for surveillance, and seemingly, deterrence missions during the Indo-Pak crises that ensued Pulwama attacks. Their principal aim was to target Pakistan maritime interests while denying Pakistan...
Cold

The New Cold War may never arrive – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | An old Italian friend and a noted Sinologist based in Beijing representing a Vatican paper, Francesco Sisci wrote apropos an article I had posted on Facebook yesterday Donald Trump Meets the End...
nuclear weapons

Indo-Pak nuclear arms race at sea

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program is primarily predicated upon its ability to act as a deterrent, to prevent nuclear blackmail by, or a nuclear conflict with, India. Therefore its nuclear posture...
Hybrid Warfare

Hybrid wars of 21st Century

Ikram Sehgal | Hybrid Warfare came to prominence in the 21st century, the “Age of Globalization” that has opened up many new technical and communication options and shrunk distances. According to Prussian general and military...
Hormuz

Strait of Hormuz: Importance, challenges and opportunities

Jawad Falak | The Straits of Hormuz has taken center stage in world affairs due to the increase in American Iranian tensions. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a statement on his website that was taken...
security

Maritime security – a CPEC imperative

Muhammad Usman | CPEC is not a mere transit route or corridor for Pakistan. It has the potential to become robust engine of our future growth. It could inject enduring vitality into our ailing economy thus,...
Generation Warfare

Is Pakistan ready to fight the Fifth Generation Warfare?

Javaria Khalid | Technology has transformed over the years and has evolved the war waging apparatus along with the nature of fighting the war. According to Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, the new principles of...
Asia-Pacific

Who controls Indo-Pacific?

Aparna Pande | American grand strategy has always aimed at suppressing security competitions and the rise of a rival hegemon. The not-so-peaceful economic and military rise of China and its ambition to craft a new...

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