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An Expanding Arsenal Analyses & Assessments

An Expanding Arsenal

China's hypersonic glide weapon can reportedly penetrate missile defence systems, representing a critical escalation in nuclear strike capabilities.

Marshalling Counterterrorism Tools Analyses & Assessments

Marshalling Counterterrorism Tools

While fears about the resurgence of cross-border terrorism have underscored the need for NATGRID, it needs to be tempered with privacy safeguards.

The Wildcard in Afghanistan? Analyses & Assessments

The Wildcard in Afghanistan?

As its fellow NATO members make a rather humiliating retreat, all eyes are on Turkey to see if it can play a stabilising role in the aftermath of Taliban victory.

The Politics of Jihad Analyses & Assessments

The Politics of Jihad

Despite the ideological rivalry between the Taliban and the ISIS-K, the two sides have occasionally cooperated with each other to attain political objectives.

Tempering Cyber Sovereignty Analyses & Assessments

Tempering Cyber Sovereignty

As it prepares to roll out its national cybersecurity strategy, India must adopt a carefully calibrated approach to the nebulous concept of ‘cyber sovereignty’

Drone Warfare: Here to Stay? Analyses & Assessments

Drone Warfare: Here to Stay?

With non-state actors increasingly using unmanned aerial vehicles to counter conventional militaries, India needs to review its drone-use policy for armed forces.

A Crisis of Leadership Analyses & Assessments

A Crisis of Leadership

The violence in Palestine and Israel is an outcome of extremist nationalism, but more importantly, it highlights the inadequacy of political leadership at both ends.

Bio warfare: fact or fiction Analyses & Assessments

Bio warfare: fact or fiction

Biotechnology and Biochemistry replete with genetic engineering can empower mankind to heal itself or inflict untold miseries.

Drones: New Weapon In The Terrorist's Arsenal Op-Eds

Drones: New Weapon In The Terrorist's Arsenal

On Saturday 14 Sep 2019, in a pre-dawn strike, Saudi Arabia’s large ARAMCO oil refineries at Abqaiq and Khurais were attacked. The precision attacks crippled the kingdom’s oil production capacity by…

Yemen: who is fuelling the war? Analyses & Assessments

Yemen: who is fuelling the war?

Western countries - the US, UK and France have continued to sell arms to both Saudi Arabia and the UAE, resisting pressure to halt such sales in the wake of the Khashoggi murder and the near-famine…

Transhumanism and genetic super soldiers Analyses & Assessments

Transhumanism and genetic super soldiers

According to Alexander Sergeyev, Head of Russia’s Academy of Sciences, the country plans to develop ‘genetic passports’ for military personnel. If nations are creating super soldiers, can this…

Houthis attack Saudi Arabia repeatedly Analyses & Assessments

Houthis attack Saudi Arabia repeatedly

Yemen’s Houthi militants have attacked Saudi Arabia’s airport after drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines. How are Houthi followers being funded to carry out such attacks despite Yemen being…

French Troops in Mali: Boon or Bane? Analyses & Assessments

French Troops in Mali: Boon or Bane?

The African nation of Mali has been plagued by conflict which has escalated due to the spread of political Islam in Sub Saharan Africa. In the context of a Global War on Terror, is it time for…

A New War in the Middle East? Analyses & Assessments

A New War in the Middle East?

In light of recent attacks on shipping vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, security experts are concerned about the diplomatic fallout between the US and Iran. What is the likelihood of the trade war…

Dare to Disrupt, as a value for corporates Op-Eds

Dare to Disrupt, as a value for corporates

We live in times of transformational change and the pace of that change is increasing. Professional armed forces across nations, have been in the forefront of these changes. Transformational change…

Famine in Yemen Analyses & Assessments

Famine in Yemen

The ongoing conflict in Yemen, which began in 2014, has caused widespread famine as rising food prices and a falling currency put more than 5 million children at risk. Yemen has been caught between…

Russia’s military drills spook Georgia Analyses & Assessments

Russia’s military drills spook Georgia

Russia issues a warning for Georgia against greater Euro-Atlantic Integration. The Republic of Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region, sharing a border with Russia and Turkey. It has population…

Is there a proxy war today? Op-Eds

Is there a proxy war today?

A proxy war is an armed conflict between two parties, either countries or factions, which is taking place on behalf of parties not directly involved. Generally there will be a long term relationship…

Capacity Building and Counterterrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan Op-Eds

Capacity Building and Counterterrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Afghanistan: A Story of Statelessness- With Persia to its west and the Indian subcontinent to its east, the area that comprises modern Afghanistan has always stood between great empires.

Genocide Today Op-Eds

Genocide Today

Genocide is an evolutionary process consisting of ten stages that are predictable, but not inexorable. At each stage, preventive measures can stop it. The subsequent stages must be preceded by the…