Israel

Israel Stockpiling Weapons for Possible Attack on Iran

News Desk l Israel's ministerial committee that oversees defence procurement on Sunday approved a deal that will allow the air force to purchase Lockheed Martin's CH-53k helicopters at a cost of $2.4 billion as part...

A Superbloom in Turkish-UAE Ties

M K Bhadrakumar l A new vector of immense geopolitical possibilities surged in “post-coronavirus” West Asia with the visit of the UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Ankara and his meeting...
S-400-missile

Turkey Denies Moving S-400 Missiles to NATO Base

News Desk l Turkish military officials have denied, late Wednesday, a Sky News Arabia report that the S-400 missile defence system was moved to Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, Daily Sabah reports. According to the report, officials...

Glasgow Climate Summit is an Elite Farce

M K Bhadrakumar l The Glasgow summit on climate change has been a media extravaganza. The ruling elites from all continents cooped up in their national capitals due to the raging pandemic, finally got a...
Spyware

US Puts Israeli Spyware Firm, NSO Group, on Trade Blacklist

The US is sanctioning an Israeli spyware company, NSO, by putting it on a trade blacklist, the Washington Post reports. According to the report, the NSO Group was accused of supplying technology to foreign governments to maliciously...

Israel Stops Hundreds of Jews from Moving to Iran

News Desk l Israeli authorities have stopped dozens of Jewish families of the Lev Tahor ultra-Orthodox sect from fleeing to Iran  where they had applied for asylum. "Israel and the US are working to prevent members of an...
Aramco

Saudi Aramco Aims for Net Zero Emissions from Operations by 2050

Saudi Aramco aims to achieve net zero emissions from its operations by 2050 while also expanding its maximum sustained production capacity to 13 million barrels per day, Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Saturday,...
China

Bhutan-China Treaty: Setback For India

M K Bhadrakumar l I read a stimulating essay recently co-authored by Paul Dolan, professor at the London School of Economics, and his research assistant Amanda Hedwood analysing, against the backdrop of the uncertainties of...
Iran

The US-Iran Rapprochement ?

M K Bhadrakumar l While on a ‘farewell’ visit to Israel, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday in Jerusalem at a joint press conference alongside Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that negotiations in...
submarine

Algeria Navy Chase Israel Submarine Out of International Waters

News Desk l The Algerian National Navy detected an Israeli Dolphin submarine last week on the edge of Algerian international waters, chased it and forced it to rise to the surface before leaving the area, MENADEFENSE reported...
Turkey

Turkey Starts Mass Production of 120 Patrol Boats

News Desk l Turkey has started mass production of 122 domestically designed patrol boats to secure the country's coasts, the project's in charge said on Sunday, reports Anadolu Agency. The boats will be supplied by the defense...
Taliban

West Prepares to Re-Engage Taliban

M K Bhadrakumar l Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written yet another opinion piece in the Washington Post, sensing a turning point lies ahead with the Biden Administration assembling a sustainable, durable policy toward Afghanistan taking...
Russia

Russia, Turkey Hold Strategic Talks

News Desk l On 29 Sep 21, presidents of Russia and Turkey began talks on curbing renewed violence in northwest Syria and on possibly expanding Moscow's sales of military defence systems to Ankara despite US...
Biden

What Biden Told the Indians ?

M K Bhadrakumar l Given the state of the Indian media today, it is difficult to cut through the Indian-American rhetoric from a distance of 10,000 kilometres and get a rounded view of Prime Minister...
Freight Line

Optimism Over Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad Freight Line Reopening

News Desk l A critical railway in Turkey's region, the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) Freight Line, expected to relaunch in 2021, has created a positive atmosphere for those in the business world, reports Anadolu Agency. The train, which connects...

The Road to Defeat: Anglo-American Campaigns in Afghanistan

The Cairo Review l In 1843, shortly after his return from the battlefields of the First Anglo-Afghan War, the army chaplain in Jalalabad, the Reverend G. R. Gleig, wrote a memoir about the disastrous expedition...
Hybrid War

Hybrid Warfare Against Pakistan

Sadia Wasti | 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...

Who will Prevail in China-US Carrier Group Battle?

Bulgarianmilitary l In the battle of equivalent aircraft carrier formations and groups, the Chinese side suffers significantly large losses, even with the possible use of promising hypersonic anti-ship missiles. The key role that determines the course...
SCO

Iran’s SCO Membership is a Big Deal

M K Bhadrakumar l Like in a Wagnerian music drama, there is an associated melodic theme that accompanies the situations behind the two big regional developments last week — the announcement of the AUKUS, security...
Greece

KSA, UAE to begin Military Exercises with Greece, Egypt

The Saudi and Emirati militaries have arrived in Greece to begin joint exercises with the Greek and Egyptian militaries, in what they are hailing as further cooperation between allied states. The Royal Saudi Land Forces'...
Turkey

Turkey Among Top 3 Countries in Combat Drone Technology

Turkey has risen to the world's top three in combat drone technology, the Turkish president said on Sunday, reports Anadolu Agency. "With our unmanned combat aerial vehicle Akinci, Turkey has become one of the three most...
warfare

The 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...
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence vs Armored Vehicles

The United States launched a competition, the goal of which is to create a system using artificial intelligence to combat armored vehicles in Russia. The Agency for Advanced Research Projects of the US Department...
South China Sea

A Legal Voyage through Troubled Waters of South China Sea

“Whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world; and consequently, the world itself.” The South China Sea has gained unprecedented popularity over the...

Biden’s Taliban Blues

M K Bhadrakumar l The best part of the visit by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolay Patrushev to New Delhi (September 7-8) was that the two countries have embarked...
Panjshir

Taliban: Shattering the Legend of Panjshir Valley

M K Bhadrakumar l Panjshir has fallen to the Taliban with a bang — and a whimper. The bang is because a 40-year old legend lies shattered, the legend of the invincibility of Panjshir Valley....
Afghanistan

Power Shift in Afghanistan: Its Possible Effects on Iran

Gandab Valiyeva l The Biden administration's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31 has created instability in the country. Following this decision, the Taliban in the country became active and took all control of...
deep-sea

Deep-Sea Mining and International Maritime Law

Humankind’s transition to ‘low-carbon economies powered by ‘green energy’ has increased the demand for strategic metals such as Manganese, Nickel, Cobalt, Gold, Silver and rare earth. When coupled with the exhausting land resources, it...
United States

United States Must Take on Chinese Authoritarianism

Saad Hafiz l  The outcome of the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China may well define the rest of the 21st century. It is a multi-layered strategic battle for power and influence—manifested in...
China

US-China Relations at Crossroads

M K Bhadrakumar l The Biden Administration, in dire straits over Afghanistan, is pursuing China for help. There have been two phone calls to Chinese State Councilor and FM Wang Yi from US Secretary of...

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