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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...
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...

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...
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...
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...

Afghanistan: 20 Years After US Invasion

Geography and history have left Afghanistan a fractured landscape, the contours of which are re-emerging as the United States withdraws from its 20-year engagement. Landlocked in Central Asia, Afghanistan has a history of being a...
war

The Coming War?

Saad Rasool | Even in these extremely uncertain coronavirus times, there is one thing that can be asserted with some measure of certainty: a new war, a new Great Game, a new world order, is...
US

US-Taliban Acquiesce to Live and Let Live

M K Bhadrakumar l As the US and NATO troop withdrawal from Afghanistan enters the second week, certain trends are appearing on the security front as well as at the diplomatic and political level. The...
Saudi Arabia

Can Saudi Arabia and Iran Ease Tensions?

Bilateral talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran will not end their rivalry but could de-escalate conflict in areas where both have influence, including Yemen. News of rare talks between two of the Middle East’s biggest adversaries comes...
India

India Amidst Major Power Competition

Jawad Falak l On 7 April, the US Navy conducted a ‘navigation operation’ within Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without any intimation to India. To add insult to injury, the US 7th Fleet openly officially...
Ukraine

Why Does Ukraine Want War?

Andrew Korybko | Ukraine wants war with Russia due to a combination of domestic and international factors, but such a scenario would be disastrous for the Eastern European country and only serve the interests of...
US

Final US-Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Zamir Awan l After two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, losing thousands of servicemen, losing trillion dollars, killing millions of innocent Afghans, destroying millions of homes, damaging Afghanistan completely, finally, the US accepted its defeat...
QUAD

Can Russia’s S-400 Sale to India Trigger QUAD Collapse?

Andrew Korybko | The US-led anti-Chinese QUAD alliance of itself, Australia, India, and Japan might be on the brink of collapse according to influential BJP ideologue Subramanian Swamy, who warned that Washington might expel New...
US

Afghanistan: A New Theater for Sino-US Cold War

M K Bhadrakumar l The “hidden agenda” of the war on terror in Afghanistan has been an open secret. The first inkling of its geopolitical character came when it transpired that even after installing a...
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...
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...
US

US: A Net Security-Provider in GCC?

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will likely seek alternative arms suppliers if the administration of US President Joe Biden follows through on canceling arms shipments to the Arab Gulf countries. In Biden’s first...
Syria

Syrian Quagmire: How Long and for what?

M K Bhadrakumar l In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, the ruling pigs led by Napoleon constantly rewrote history in order to justify and reinforce their own continuing power. The rewriting by the western powers of...
Australia-China

Emerging Australia-China Strategic Rivalry

With Australia-China relations at a low point and diplomatic tensions bleeding into the trade realm, Canberra's impending passage of a new law meant to limit Chinese government deals with subnational governments in Australia shows...
Wars

Ending the Endless US Wars?

The revelation that the United States has more forces than was publicly known in Syria could prove advantageous for President-elect Joe Biden’s strategy in the country if those troops aren’t first withdrawn by his...

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...
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...
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...
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....
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...

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...

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