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Turkey faces Disaster in Syria

M K Bhadrakumar l The three-year old Russian-Turkish tango in Syria has been incisive, exciting and provocative, but the inability of the two partners to trust each other or surrender to the care and needs...
Color Revolution

Crisis in Kyrgzyztan: Another Color Revolution or Even Civil War?

Andrew Korybko | Russia’s CSTO mutual defense ally and fellow Eurasian Union member Kyrgyzstan has been suddenly thrown into yet another crisis earlier this week after a long-simmering power struggle between the current and former...

The Article 370 Amendments: Key Legal Issues from Indian Perspective

At the heart of constitutional changes to Article 370 is Presidential Order C.O. 272, which constitutes the basis for everything that follows. The second is a Statutory Resolution introduced in the Rajya Sabha, which – invoking the authority...
Kashmir

It’s In Kashmir Where Trump Can Win The Nobel Peace Prize

Andrew Korybko | India just did everything that “Israel” wished it could do in Palestine by abrogating Kashmir’s relative “autonomy”, imposing a draconian curfew in the disputed region, and “legally” facilitating the large-scale influx of “Weapons of...
sudan

Sudan At The Cusp Of Revolution

Asif Haroon Raja l Sudan had remained a colony of the British for 56 years after which it gained independence on January 1, 1956. Located in northeastern Africa, it shares border with Egypt to the...
US

The Threat Of China-US War

TIC ANALYSIS l The threat of war between Iran and US has escalated in the wake of US unilateral sanctions on Iran, Iran’s partial withdrawal from the Nuclear deal and US military deployment in wake...

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...
Afghan war

Trump is finished with Afghan war

M K Bhadrakumar | There could be several ways of interpreting the US State Department’s decision on Tuesday to designate the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, which imposes economic sanctions on the...
proxy war

India loses Afghan proxy war

M K Bhadrakumar | The Four-Party Meeting on the Afghan Peace Process, held in Beijing last Thursday and Friday, comprising China, the US, Russia and Pakistan, is a dramatic development auguring a peace settlement in...
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...
Pakistan

Pakistan: The Global Pivot State

Andrew Korybko | As astounding as it may sound to most observers, the global pivot state of the 21st century isn’t China, the US, nor Russia, but Pakistan. The South Asian state regrettably has a terrible...
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...
Afghanistan

Russia & Pakistan Will Help Ensure A Stable US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Andrew Korybko | Russian Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov traveled to Islamabad on an unannounced visit to discuss the future of the war-torn state following the US’ possibly impending “phased withdrawal” from the country. It should...
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...
Secrecy and Lies

Secrecy and Lies: Chernobyl and the U.S. Government

Jacob G. Hornberger | SPOILER ALERT: If you have not yet seen the excellent HBO miniseries Chernobyl and might yet do so, you might want to wait to read this article until after you have seen the...
Oil Exporter

US Could Change Global Geopolitics By Becoming The Top Oil Exporter In 2024

Andrew Korybko | The International Energy Agency forecast that the US could become the world’s top oil exporter by 2024. The report attributes this to “the incredible strength of its shale industry”, noting that it amounts to “a...

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...

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...

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