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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…

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…

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…

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…

Israel Defers Demolition of Palestinian Village Analyses & Assessments

Israel Defers Demolition of Palestinian Village

Israel’s Supreme Court deferred the planned demolition of Khan al-Amar, a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, on 12 July. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said…

Russia-Brokered Syrian Ceasefire Failure Analyses & Assessments

Russia-Brokered Syrian Ceasefire Failure

The Syrian army and a rebel group in the southern province of Deraa have accused each other of breaching a ceasefire deal on 9th July. The ceasefire deal, brokered by Russia on 6th July, required…

Reimagining Warfare – Optimal Warfare Analyses & Assessments

Reimagining Warfare – Optimal Warfare

The Iraq War and the Lebanon War of the first decade of the 21st century are watershed events in the history of warfare. For the weaker side in those wars, the Iraqi Army..

Chinese Advisors: War may be inevitable Analyses & Assessments

Chinese Advisors: War may be inevitable

China has traditionally been a key ally to North Korea and viewed by many as the key to a peaceful resolution in the on-going stalemate between the now..

Theatre of war Analyses & Assessments

Theatre of war

As military conflict broke out between Iraqi and Kurdish troops in the city of Kirkuk, the United States has called for calm. Iraq and the autonomous..

Russian warship Analyses & Assessments

Russian warship

On 23 June 2017, two Russian warships and a submarine in the Mediterranean fired missiles at ISIS targets in Syria. The Turkish and Israeli military were informed of the missile launches through…

Cold wars, cold encounters Analyses & Assessments

Cold wars, cold encounters

On June 19, a Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force aircraft over the Baltic Sea, according to a US official. This encounter has been assessed to be "unsafe” by the US…