Nagorno-Karabakh War and Azerbaijan’s Glorious Victory

Andrew Korybko | The end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War that was brought about by Armenia's sudden Russian-facilitated surrender following its total defeat on the battlefield is the perfect time for reviewing why so many folks...
Turkey

Turkey’s Eroding Position in Syria

TIC Analysis l Turkey is signaling its willingness to use proxies to secure its interests in Syria’s Idlib Province, but the positioning of Russian and Syrian forces will limit the likelihood of deeper Turkish military...
Trump

Goodbye Trump, if Leave you Must!

M K Bhadrakumar l Into the final stretch of the US elections, a Joe Biden presidency is lurking on the horizon. Votes are still being counted in Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada. The...
Abhinandan

Abhinandan Episode: Separating Facts from Lies and Distortions

Asif Haroon Raja l Imran Khan (IK) leading PTI won the elections in July 2018 against his main contestant PML-N and formed governments in the Centre, Punjab and KP but got a plate full of...
Kashmir

Article 370: What Happened with Kashmir and why it Matters?

Hajra Haroon l Kashmir is a region known for bloodshed,  political instability, militarization and human rights exploitation. This turbulent history stems from fighting for its right to self-determination ever since the partition of the Indo-Pak...
Saudi Arabia

Kingdom’s Journey from Ultra-Conservatism to Ultra-Modernism

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, currently, is undergoing a phenomenal metamorphosis; a country widely known for its ultra-conservative posture is now gradually moving towards liberalism. It is witnessing a remarkable transformation...
S-400

Why is US upset about Turkey’s S-400 Air Defense System?

TIC Analysis l Turkey is the first foreign recipient to receive 9M96E2 missiles. These are missiles with a range of up to 120 km, developed for the latest Russian medium-range system S-350 Vityaz, launched in...
Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh in Flames: Background, International Reactions and Expectations

Arzu Bunyad, Ziya Kazimzada, Elnur Mammadov l Tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, one of the flashpoints in the post-Soviet space, date back when the days of the Soviet Union were numbered. It erupted as an...
multipolarirty

Emerging Multi-polarity and its Consequences

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l “Make America great again” a slogan that formed the nucleus of trump’s electoral campaign vividly suggests that America is no more a great country. It is, in fact, an implicit...
EU

What the EU thinks of US ‘Indo-Pacific’ Strategy?

M K Bhadrakumar l The European Council special meeting in Brussels on 1st October had Turkey, Belarus, Russia and China on its agenda. The foreign-policy decisions of the summit — comprising the heads of state or government...
illegal

Illegal & Unregulated Fishing by Indian Fishermen in Arabian Sea

Jawad Falak l Poverty is usually seen as the prime factor driving crime and other illegal activities. This is as true at the sea as on the land. The crime of poaching in the seas...
Defense

UAE-Israel Ties May Get Abu Dhabi Advanced Weapons

The United Arab Emirates' desire to simultaneously upgrade its defense ties with Israel and the United States will probably create political controversy in both countries, though the benefits of deeper security cooperation with Abu...
Indian Ocean

Pakistan: An Equalizer in Indian Ocean’s Strategic Competition

Abid Latif Sindhu l Bits of broken pottery are usually found ashore at many places all along the littoral states of Indian Ocean. This depicts the history, revealing itself for any carbon testing to reach...
Strategic Confusion

India’s Strategic Confusion

Jawad Falak l India recently withdrew from Kavkaz 2020 multinational exercise to be held in Russia in the third week of September, citing logistics difficulties due to covid-19 pandemic as the reason for its withdrawal....
China

Will China Become Sole Superpower?

China is an empire in the modern sense — a nation strengthened (but also held hostage) by its long supply chains, compelled to ever greater economic and political intercourse to preserve its interests, and increasingly...
Kashmir

Modi and ‘Incredible India’

Saad Rasool | One year on from Modi’s revocation of Article 370—resulting in the illegal annexation of Kashmir and the imposition of a draconian curfew across the valley—the world seems to be waking up to...
South China Sea

Sino-US Competition in South China Sea

In the recently released U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea, Washington continues to walk a delicate balance between supporting its allies and partners in the region and avoiding entanglement in...
CPEC

What is CPEC and Why is it Vital for the Region?

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...
Arab

Have Arabs “Betrayed” the Palestinian Cause?

M K Bhadrakumar l Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. The controversial peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has two fathers already — US President Donald Trump and Israeli...
Saudi Arabia

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia: Iron Brothers

Prof. Zamir Ahmed Awan l All speculation regarding Pakistan-Saudi relations reached to an end when Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while speaking in Geo TV program "Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath", said that Riyadh is...
source

Blue Gold: An Emerging Source of Global Conflicts

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Depleting potable water resources have sent alarm across the globe pertaining to the emergence of a new spree of future global conflicts in quest for occupying available water reservoirs of...
Arctic Strategy

Toward a US Air Force Arctic Strategy

Oriental Review l On 21 July, the US Air Force published its Arctic Strategy. The release of the document itself is a first, since the Arctic has never been a separate area of focus for the...

Cyber-Risk and Security in Maritime Industry

Business is growing as fast as the internet and extensive complex networks allows industry to be exploited. Modern Shipping companies facing cyber risks are finding insurance cover inadequate to protect them from cyber-attacks. The...

Missile that could Upset Global Balance of Power

https://youtu.be/LXUpv3lk4xc The tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile, which Russian President Vladimir Putin “took out of the storeroom” a year and a half ago, are being successfully completed. The Defense Ministry said that the rocket was launched at...
Beirut

Beirut Explosion Risks Razing Lebanon’s Stability

A massive explosion in Beirut will intensify already potent popular anger at the Lebanese government and contribute to political infighting, even as it opens the door for much-needed humanitarian aid in the near term. The...
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...

5 August 2019: A Defining Moment In India-China Relations

Andrew Korybko | Most observers at the time regarded India's de-facto annexation of Jammu & Kashmir on 5 August 2019 as being a defining moment for either India's internal affairs or Indian-Pakistani relations, but in...
India's

Terrorism and Kashmir: Countering India’s Propaganda War

Asif Haroon Raja l Praveen Swami in his apparently innocent and well-meaning article titled ‘The Time might have come for India and Pakistan to talk’ has made designed distortions in the recent past history of...
Kamala Harris 

Kamala Harris: Not so “Indian”-American

M K Bhadrakumar l On several templates, the Democratic candidate in the November election in the US Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate becomes an extraordinary development. Biden, the consummate politician, has...
Kashmir

The War of Maps in South Asia

M K Bhadrakumar l The unveiling of a ‘new political map’ of Pakistan in Islamabad on August 4 marks the aggravation of a bizarre period of South Asian politics that draws comparison with a controversial slice of...

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