Rise

The Rise of the ‘East’

Saad Rasool l The rise of China, and the consequent loss of global American influence, has the potential to be a moment of tremendous significance in the global power structure. We seem to be living...
South China Sea

U.S. Sends Carriers to South China Sea During Chinese Drills

News Desk l China and the United States have accused each other of stoking tension in the strategic waterway of South China Sea at a time of strained relations over everything from the new coronavirus...
Putin

Putin’s Unbeatable Monocracy

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Eventually, constitutional reforms package announced by Putin got overwhelming approval by Russian nation. These reforms will reset Mr Putin's term limits to zero in 2024, allowing him to serve two...

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...
Killings

Russian Bounty Killings and Afghan Peace Process

M K Bhadrakumar l As expected, the controversy over Russia’s alleged bounties for killing American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is steadily snowballing. The New York Times has come out with more leaks such as bank transfers from accounts...
Locusts

Locusts: A Plague Amid a Pandemic

The most serious desert locust outbreak in 70 years could leave nearly 5 million people in East Africa facing starvation, according to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). It comes as many of the countries in...
Legacy

Our Disowned Legacy

Sanwal Ali Rind l There is no such a field left in which our Muslim scientists of the past have not worked. But, unfortunately, we, their so-called successors, valiantly disowned what they bequeathed to us....
Pakistan

Has ‘Third Force Experiment’ Worked for Pakistan?

Asif Haroon Raja l After achieving which no one else could achieve, Quaid-e-Azam passed away one year after the birth of Pakistan. Allah willed his departure honorably since had he lived longer, the chronic foul-mouthed...
Israel’s

Israel’s Annexation Plans and International Law

TIC Analysis l Israel’s 35th government took oath on May 17, 2020 bringing to an end 16 months of political turmoil wrought by three inconclusive elections. New government was scheduled to be installed following April...
aircraft carrier

Why has US Deployed Three Carrier Groups Close to China?

For the first time in three years, the US Navy has mobilized three aircraft carrier strike groups to the Pacific as a part of a provocative military build-up against China. The deployments underscore the...
Aksai Chin

China or India: Who Owns Aksai Chin ?

TIC Brief l China’s territorial disputes with India in Ladakh date back to the modern founding of the two countries. Beijing’s claim lines have shifted west on at least two occasions, each involving demands (based...
Maritime

Defining Maritime Tourism

Theobaid (1994) suggested that “etymologically, the word maritime tourism is derived from the Latin.  ‘tornare’ and the Greek, Tornos’ meaning ‘a lathe or circle; the movement around a central point or axis’. This meaning...
Japan

Fractures in Japan-US Alliance

M K Bhadrakumar l Regional security in Northeast Asia underwent a jolt on Thursday with the announcement in Tokyo by Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono that Japan would cancel the purchase of a multi-billion dollar ballistic missile...
Sino-Indian

Russia can’t Broker Sino-Indo Peace

Andrew Korybko | Nobody should have the false expectation that the virtual Foreign Minister's meeting between the Russian, Chinese, and Indian dignitaries, nor the presence of the latter two's Defense Ministers in Moscow this week...
Gwadar

Indian Delusions About Gwadar

Jawad Falak l A ship carrying 16,400 tonnes of DAP fertiliser for Afghanistan anchored at the Gwadar Port on 30 May. The ship brought fertiliser from Australia under the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement. This is...
United Nations

Kashmir Conundrum and International Law

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l The scrapping of article 370 and subsequent annexation and illegal occupation of the state of Jamu and Kashmir by India has once again, brought the seven-decades-old Kashmir issue, a prime...
Netanyahu

Netanyahu’s Aide: ‘Morsi Was the Last Resistant Arab Leader’

News Desk l Edy Cohen, a close aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, revealed on Thursday that the late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi could have been a “disaster for Israel”, hailing current Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi, who ousted...
bases

Turkey to Set ‘Up More Bases in Northern Iraq

News Desk l Turkey is planning to establish more temporary military bases in northern Iraq, according to a senior official who told Reuters it will ensure border security. The report yesterday comes amid an increase in air strikes carried out...
CPEC

The Future of CPEC

TIC Focus l Times are changing, the world is transforming, with Asia being the epicenter of this 21st century transformation. The center of economic power is shifting from the west towards the east partly because...
Two-Front War

Is China Conspiring to Create a Two-Front War for India?

M K Bhadrakumar l The Indian analysts have been comparing the military build-up in the India-China border in eastern Ladakh to the Doklam standoff in 2017. This was only to be expected since the leitmotif...
Sanctions

Syria’s Elite Face New US Sanctions Under Caesar Act

Snap Shot l What Happened: The Trump administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his inner circle with a load of new economic and travel sanctions for human rights abuses and blocking...
Aggression

India Must Urgently Refrain From its Strategy of Regional Aggression

Andrew Korybko | Monday night, according to the Chinese side, after aggressive Indian troops provoked and attacked Chinese personnel upon illegally crossing the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Aksai Chin, a fierce physical fight...
Hybrid Warfare

Hybrid Threats vs. Hybrid Warfare

TIC Focus l The hybrid nature of warfare thrives on elements which were present in societies – traditional and modern likewise. However, as we had mentioned earlier, the traditional nature of warfare do not exploit...
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Through the Prism of BRI

Yunis Sharifli l At a time when U.S. influence in the South Caucasus is declining and the European Union is not fully engaged in the region, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has emerged as...
UNSC

UNSC to Discuss Israel’s Annexation Plan

News Desk l The UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to convene on 24 June at foreign minister level to discuss Israel’s plan to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority’s...
Ladakh

At least 20 Indian Soldiers Killed in ‘Violent Face-off’ at Ladakh

News Desk l At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border area, Indian officials say. The incident follows rising tensions, and is the first deadly clash...
Libya's

The Battle for Libya’s Oil Crescent

M K Bhadrakumar l The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya’s renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in the recent weeks have spurred diplomatic activities over the conflict in the country. But the war is far from...
Hagia Sophia

Russia Church Reject Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Mosque Conversion Plans

Snap Shot l What Happened: The Russian Orthodox Church has rejected the proposed conversion of Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, stating the move could provoke inter-religious tensions, the Orthodox Times reported yesterday. “Any attempts...
Ladakh Standoff

Distinctiveness of Ladakh Standoff

Ahsan Hamid Durrani l The standoff between Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh/ Aksai Chin region continues. Both countries have deployed thousands of troops in this disputed...
Galwan Valley

Sticks, Stones and Death in Galwan Valley

Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control.  Neither China nor India have ever quite sorted out their...

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