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  • War in the Gulf

    War in the Gulf

    "In a more conventional war scenario, wherein firepower is the determinant, Iran would be rendered dry of ammo much before rivals US, Saudi and Israel. Even if the Russians step in like they did in Syria, they will not be able to match the other side. However, the US will also face the same paradox it has faced before; of having to leave at some point in time..."

  • Encircling Iran

    Encircling Iran

    Will the Arab States siding with the US be safer and more powerful in the region? Or would it be utter chaos — with the whole belt from Iran to Lebanon turned into a cauldron oozing with turbaned militants...?

  • The Red Sea Clog-Up

    The Red Sea Clog-Up

    The narrow Red Sea corridor has been a vital trade route for centuries, big powers have ensured their dominance on this region and this is a story of how they have and still manipulate the lives of the people living along the Red Sea

  • Geopolitical Pivoting in Kashmir

    Geopolitical Pivoting in Kashmir

    The often neglected Kashmir Dispute and its image of being a remote, landlocked region lacking of much resources may be an evasion from its true strategic and political position and how it is knitting regional geopolitics into its own fabric.

  • Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

    Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

    The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a terriotorial and ethnic conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts.

  • Modi's Look East Policy

    Modi's Look East Policy

    India is revitalizing its policy of looking towards the east but east the nations in the region want to grow their ties with China rather than throw in their lot with India that is getting closer to U.S.

  • End of Chaos

    End of Chaos

    "Thailand’s departure in 1932 from absolute monarchy to a constitutional one and its subsequent experiments with democracy, have been a plunge into a chasm of uncertainty and chaotic experimentation'. Analysis of how the recent May Elections have unfolded in the democratic experience...

  • Globalizing Libya

    Globalizing Libya

    An analysis on how global players played the Libya Game and destroyed it in their theatrical - is this the new norm we will be embracing in global politics?

  • Maritime Doctrine - Book Review

    Maritime Doctrine - Book Review

    Pakistan’s maritime domain is an integral of its national interests and its national security and being a part of the unified military command, hinges the land-based nuclear deterrence with the sea-based one.

  • China’s Ambitions in Europe

    China’s Ambitions in Europe

    The truth is that the EU is more alarmed with the growing symbiosis between Germany and China, then of any other country. Germany’s history inside Europe is indeed a complicated one and explains why Germany, being the center of the European economy, has diverged from it the most.

  • West Bank — Bantustans

    West Bank — Bantustans

    The International Court of Justice is not ambiguous upon the fact that the West Bank is in fact ‘occupied’ by Israel. In 2004, the ICJ ruled that the “construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory… would be tantamount to de facto annexation”

  • The Kerch Standoff

    The Kerch Standoff

    Russia says that the boats were trespassing its territorial waters, while Ukraine says they were in international waters, perhaps because Russia considers Crimea as already annexed with it, whereas Ukraine thinks of the territory as occupied and still rightly belonging to Ukraine.

  • The Socotra Issue

    The Socotra Issue

    The Yemen War and China’s Belt and Road Initiative, seem to have catalyzed the appetite of acquiring control of islands from the South China Sea to the northern tip of the Red Sea – this practice has also put pressure on the build-up of naval forces and facilities around the world

  • Libya — people or oil

    Libya — people or oil

    The UN is right in asserting that “there is no military solution to Libya’s crisis”, but this was also exactly true in 2011 when Nato came in bombarding innocent civilians for crimes they had not committed, And what is Haftar's relation with Reagan's Doctrine.

  • Seychelles - Maritime Successes & Challenges

    Seychelles - Maritime Successes & Challenges

    Colonized only in the 1700s, this isolation makes the archipelago completely dependent on the ocean for its economic survival and on its scenic beaches to attract travelers towards it. Yet the tiny state has set an exemplary maritime culture and economic model that has recently moved Seychelles into the ‘high-income group’ states list of the World Bank.

  • Djibouti Vs Gwadar - Is There a Comparision?

    Djibouti Vs Gwadar - Is There a Comparision?

    There have been speculations in the news that China may be seeking port facilities for its naval ships in the developing Gwadar Port of Pakistan. Even more so, that the port will be made upon the Djibouti model, where China has acquired a 200-acre facility, leased for 50years... Rumor has it that China may have asked for a completely independent base in adjacent town Jiwani, another peninsula protruding into the Indian Ocean.

  • Same Mistakes - Vietnam to Afghanistan

    Same Mistakes - Vietnam to Afghanistan

    Comparing Afghanistan and Vietnam should not just be an evaluation of how the US has lost in both wars, but to understand how little is gained with such a big toll of human life and suffering.

  • Pak/Bangladesh - 1971

    Pak/Bangladesh - 1971

    1971 was a tragedy only for West Pakistan, the East celebrated it as a victory, thoughtless at that time that the real victor was only India.

  •  Deal of the Century

    Deal of the Century

    Arab states are now putting pressure on President Mahmoud Abbas to accept Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’. Though the Saudi king has warned of reverting from the deal after the US embassy move, the King has not made any public proclamation, which means another retraction may be possible.

  • RSS / BJP Extremism

    RSS / BJP Extremism

    Is the BJP headed towards political hegemony? With the coming 2019 elections and the growing ideology of Hindu dominance, its looks like India is bidding goodbye to its secular image.

  • The Khashoggi Question

    The Khashoggi Question

    While there is little chance that MBS wil directly be charged for Khashoggi's murder, this is a turning point for Saudis in a fast-changing geo-economic world.

  • Kashmir - Finding the Way Forward

    Kashmir - Finding the Way Forward

    Instead of aggression, only an ‘aggressive posture’ added to result-oriented international Pragmatism, already beset in the issuance of the CPEC, should be our way forward in the resolution of the Kashmir Issue

  • Sri Lanka - Strategy of Survival

    Sri Lanka - Strategy of Survival

    Overview of the Sri Lankan Civil War, not just in its internal canvas, but to understand the War in the regional and global perspective, and to realize the aggressiveness of global interventions that any nation has to face in today’s competitive world.

  • Why Jerusalem?

    Why Jerusalem?

    When the US has practically lost Syria and Iraq, and everything in the Middle East is showing a scene of chaos for the US and its allies, why restart yet another chapter that has a promise of irresolution? Why then Palestine, why Jerusalem and why now?

  • Abraham's Father in the Quran

    Abraham's Father in the Quran

    What is the historical importance of Abraham's father. The Quran mentions Abraham's father by name, so what does the Quran want us to know about this man? This essay will be a scientific and historic analysis of information rendered in the ayahs pertaining the mention of Abraham's father.

  • India China US Triangle

    India China US Triangle

    How will US pivot in India in a bid to reassure its maritime influence in Asia. Nations have characters and they assess their interests and policies within some of their inherent fundamentalisms. This national character and identity comes out as both the strength of the nation as well as its limitation.

  • Truth About Sunni Genocide in Iraq

    Truth About Sunni Genocide in Iraq

    ...today the question has transformed from Iran’s possible desire of conjoining the Shias of Iraq with those of Iran, creating a force that would coerce political change in Iraq – to an intention of converting Iraq into the second Shia country of the world by massive demographic changes amounting to genocide.

  • Was Quaid e Azam a Secular?

    Was Quaid e Azam a Secular?

    But perhaps it is more interesting to ask wherefrom the idea of the Quaid being a secular originated in the first place? Some would think this to be a creation of the liberal mindset that evolved later in the country – but a geopolitical analysis shows a possible broader base!

  • Will Madoru Survive?

    Will Madoru Survive?

    ...social programs, subsidies on food and basic goods and excessive spending on health and education caused decline in manufacturing or agriculture... all this social spending relied excessively on oil revenues from PDVSA, and once the oil prices dropped in the international market, Venezuela had nothing to spend and the economy went into ruins...

  • Kashmir : An Inconvenient Truth

    Kashmir : An Inconvenient Truth

    During the latest phase of the freedom struggle, virtually all the citizenry of Srinagar (capital city of Kashmir) – men, women and children – came out multiple times on the streets to lodge a non-violent protest against the continuance of Indian occupation. At times more than a million Kashmiris demonstrated during these protests and the number of memorandum, submitted to the office of UNMOGIP has exceeded 400.

  • Satan in the Quran

    Satan in the Quran

    The Quran tell us how Satan is our eternal enemy and constant predator on Earth, and that we will not be able to defeat this invisible enemy with the help and guidance of Allah and the Quran, who are much mightier than his ignoble existence. This essay will make a comprehensive journey through the Quran to help us all prepare against this diabolic force with success (inshaAllah).

  • The Qatar Crisis

    The Qatar Crisis

    The pompous show-off at the Riyadh Summit was Saudi’s desperate attempt to call back the Trump administration for an active part in the Middle East again... Will the US risk a global confrontation with an expanding coalition that now includes Russia, Iran, Turkey and China, just to complete the Saudi’s wish-list? ...Rather Qatar has instantly boomeranged on the Saudis as a result of this Summit, making a question mark upon whether the Saudi’s have strengthened or weakened themselves with this Summit.

  • Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

    Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

    Iran’s foreign policy, though opportunistic and intrusive, has been neatly played by them. Iran, being a sole flag-bearer of Shia Islam, has for once shown its ability to lead and change the page of history to its liking. Yet, Iran might just be making the wrong move now by playing the same foul game... that has failed humanity bitterly.

  • Mind -  the Hard Problem

    Mind - the Hard Problem

    In solving the mind problem, popularly referred to as 'conscience the hard problem', thinkers often tend to dissolve the 'thought' as a unique entity and equate its reality to ordinary matter. This essay is a defense of the mind's uniqueness, fundamental universality.

  • Afghanistan – the Next Decade

    Afghanistan – the Next Decade

    The question is, how long can the US survive in Afghanistan. This essay will also endeavor to reassess the geopolitical imagination that enshrouds Afghanistan with negatives like its having a ‘cursed geography’ or its being ‘unable to become a nation-state because of its strong ethno-nationalisms’ and to demystify its real standing in the global arena.

  • Palestine & UN Structural Incapacity

    Palestine & UN Structural Incapacity

    This article will attempt to conclude that the United Nations from its onset was not structurally designed to resolve matters like the Palestine Issue – and especially not designed to resolve the Palestine Issue. How was the United Nations formed, how it works and how its structural constraints and behavior add up to keep the Palestine Issues in an everlasting stalemate.

  • Hosni to Morsi to Sisi

    Hosni to Morsi to Sisi

    Every individual that has stepped on the throne of Egypt has not only changed the fate of his own people but also the the geopolitics of the whole Middle East & North Africa. This essay presents a concise historical perspective that led to the contemporary era of Hosni, Morsi & Sisi and what ideological difference they present.

  • The Next War – Lebanon/Hezbollah/Israel

    The Next War – Lebanon/Hezbollah/Israel

    Lebanon and Israel have come to a war of words of growing Hezbollah power in Lebanon. How deep is the political crisis in Lebanon and can the international community stop another war from happening?

  • The Mughals – Rise, Decay and Fall

    The Mughals – Rise, Decay and Fall

    The story of how the mighty Mongols became the Mughals of the Subcontinent and how their inaptitude brought doom to not only to their own line but clasped the whole Subcontinent into the yoke of British imperialism for over a century.

  • WW1 / WW2 - Dark Shadows

    WW1 / WW2 - Dark Shadows

    These are not just two wars that occurred and are over now, rather their effects reach us to this day – their dark shadows may still be blocking the radiations that would have lightened our lives. It is imperative to understand these wars to understand the world we are living in today. And it is imperative to determine where humanity has done its wrongs and how it will undo them now.

  • China in Africa

    China in Africa

    An attempt to understand how China is sweeping across the whole of Africa with development projects and how that can change the fate of the people of Africa.

  • What the N. Korean “Crisis” Is Really About

    What the N. Korean “Crisis” Is Really About

    Washington, as the Russian and Chinese governments comprehend, has placed life on earth under dire threat. This is serious business. There is no space for ignorant narcistic idiots and paid trolls to be using the Internet to attack the few who truthfully report the dire threat that all life faces from Washington’s drive for world hegemony.

  • Israel in Kashmir?

    Israel in Kashmir?

    What is the general perception of the Kashmiris, whom the authorities call terrorist in their everyday rhetoric, when they see growing friendship between India and Israel on counter-terrorism and arms deals?

  • Ports and Pipelines

    Ports and Pipelines

    This essay presents an analysis of upcoming ports and pipelines projects in terms of geostrategic implications,focusing in the end on Pakistan's CPEC project.