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Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again. And yet again … using Saddam’s WMD

The Ukrainian and US governments have been feeding us these scare stories for eight months now, without clear visual or other evidence.…

Does Asia Suffer from a Strategic Media Handicap?

Does Asia Suffer from a Strategic Media Handicap?

For how much longer can Asia concede the strategic media narrative to the West?…

States and Security Perceptions: Keeping Azerbaijan at Bay

States and Security Perceptions: Keeping Azerbaijan at Bay

Even dictators tend to put certain vital interests on top of all else – primarily their survival in power.…

Sheikh Hasina’s War on Yunus and U.S.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is unlikely to bow to outside pressure unless and until she faces mass upsurge within the country.…

The Brussels Embargo on Russia Will Hurt Europe More

Sanctions are all the rage nowadays in Europe’s Russia policy. Wrecked by the economic crisis, Europe’s priorities have been to implement low-budget solutions to counter Moscow’s threats. Instead of multi-billion…

South Asia: Battle Ground Between ISIS & al-Qaeda

South Asia has become one of the new battlegrounds for jihadi support between al-Qaeda and ISIS.…

India’s Conundrum: Damned if it does, Damned if it doesn’t!

If India adopts a more hard-line approach toward Pakistani aggression and border infiltrations, it may do more harm than good.…

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

Scholars can take the lead and help guide the international community towards a world order in which death squads and genocide are the thing of the past.…

Line-of-Control Skirmish Is Modi’s First Test

Modi has already shown exemplary leadership, contrary to the politically-motivated and illogical criticism launched at him by opposition parties.…

Modi and the Military

India’s military is probably not unhappy with the election of a conservative government to power in Delhi.…

Bury the Bomb Before It Buries Us

Bury the Bomb Before It Buries Us

President Obama has committed the US to spend a staggering trillion dollars over 30 years to develop and possess a state of the art nuclear killing machine.…

Putin Speaks: Hope that Washington Hears

Putin Speaks: Hope that Washington Hears

Vladimir Putin reminds Obama that sowing discord between nuclear powers can undermine strategic security.…

The “ASEAN Way”: The Structural Underpinnings of Constructive Engagement

This essay describes the underpinnings of ASEAN's constructive engagement with Burma.…

Jammu & Kashmir: The Dotted Line and the Blotted History

For Kashmiris, the Line of Control is a symbol of state interference in social life.…

Fundamental Rights and the Kashmiri Refugee Vote

Kashmir has long suffered division after division and decades of forced migration.…

India, Pakistan Urged To Maintain Peace In Kashmir

India, Pakistan Urged To Maintain Peace In Kashmir

Speakers at a seminar held on 21 September in Kashmir urged India and Pakistan to maintain peace in Kashmir.…

Washington’s War Against Russia

Washington’s War Against Russia

Washington will continue to push sanctions against Russia until Russia shows Europe that there is a heavy cost of serving as Washington’s tool. …

How India Is Using ‘Soft Power’ to Secure Energy Interests

How India Is Using ‘Soft Power’ to Secure Energy Interests

India is not only a mere contestant of the New Great Game; it is starting to play by its own rules.…

Ahmet Davutoglu as Turkish Foreign Minister, and Now Prime Minister

Ahmet Davutoglu as Turkish Foreign Minister, and Now Prime Minister

Ahmet Davutoğlu has had a remarkable run as Foreign Minister and as Prime Minister is almost certain to embellish further his many notable contributions.…

The Strategic Culture of Authoritarian Regimes: Mountainous Karabakh Conflict in the Limelight

The case of Mountainous Karabakh is indeed unique, but the quest for viable peace is not.…

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