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The key to ending pointless border conflicts is the development of local communities through cooperation.


The trajectory of the war in Ukraine has taken a turn, with the underdog going on the offensive.


Will the U.S. Fed’s rate hike accelerate the exit of foreign portfolio investments?


The Russo-Ukrainian conflict will only be a cautionary tale for China, not a crimp in its plans to quash Taiwanese independence


Amidst the chaos and destruction of war, there are opportunities lurking for the bold.

Fissures in the coalition

There is a real possibility that prolonged sanctions on Russia may attract retaliation by Russia, which will be unacceptable to many of the European partners of the U.S.

Economic Meltdown and Ukraine

The Ukraine war coming on the heels of the pandemic, has caused immense damage to the global economy, with the poorest and the most vulnerable being the worst affected.

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

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?

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

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

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.

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’

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

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

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?

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

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…

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…

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…