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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...

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...

A Legal Voyage through Troubled Waters of South China Sea

 Center for Maritime Law l “Whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world;...

Changing Security Dynamics of Strait of Hormuz

TIC Focus l According to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), “the Strait of Hormuz is the world's most important oil chokepoint because...

The Changing Balance of Power in South Asia

Rana Danish Nisar l The South Asian balance of power is in transition due to the changing contours of US policy in South Asia and...

Why Putin would want Trump to Win in 2020?

M K Bhadrakumar l There was a time when President Trump’s personalised diplomacy seemed a hydra-headed phenomenon with tentacles reaching far and wide. He engaged...

Rise of the East in a New Clash of Civilizations

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...

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...

Trump’s America: Rogue Elephant in the International System

M K Bhadrakumar l Britain has joined France and Germany to break with the United States over President Trump’s Executive Order on June 11 authorising economic sanctions...

Iran Rejects US Call to Negotiate ‘Better’ Nuclear Deal

Snap Shot l What Happened: Iran rejected US President Donald Trump’s call to renegotiate a better nuclear deal, describing the offer as “nothing but political...

Glitches after Historic Peace Agreement

Asif Haroon Raja l The Taliban regime under Mullah Omar took over power after capturing Kabul in October 1996. It managed to eliminate war lordism,...

US Return to JCPOA

M K Bhadrakumar l In business transactions and international diplomacy alike, there could be constant variables and dependent variables. Constant variable is where the value...

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...

Will US Interventionism End After Covid-19 Disaster?

M K Bhadrakumar l Will US Interventionism End After Covid-19 Disaster? The greatness of the classical Greek tragedies lies in their humanising effect on the spectator...

Don’t Threaten Afghans

M K Bhadrakumar l The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in the US State Department, Alice Wells...

From War on Terror to Coronavirus

Asif Haroon Raja From War on Terror to Coronavirus: 2020 was expected to be a year of respite and tranquility after having gone through hell...

Strengthening of US Military Alliance in Persian Gulf

TIC Analysis l Dynamics of Persian Gulf: Saudi Arabia has decided to join the international alliance for the safety and protection of maritime navigation known...

Trump is in no Rush to Jump into Saudi Defense

M K Bhadrakumar l The geopolitical fault-lines of the drone attack on the Saudi Aramco plants on Saturday are surfacing. These are early days but...

Time To Liberate Afghanistan

Oriental Review l After 18 years of war in Afghanistan– America’s longest – US and Taliban negotiators are said to be close to an agreement...

US Wants Sri Lanka to Become Its “Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier in...

Andrew Korybko | Sri Lanka catapulted to global attention a few months ago when it was victimized by one of the worst-ever suicide bombing attacks since 9/11, but...

Iran-US standoff in Persian Gulf

Asif Haroon Raja l Till the Islamic revolution in Iran in March 1979, Iran under Reza Shah Pahlavi was a strategic partner of USA and...

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...

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...

Imran Khan’s visit to USA

Asif Haroon Raja | Donald Trump has been maintaining a highly belligerent posture against Pakistan as was evident from his policy on Afghanistan and on...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Is 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...

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