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It is Terrorism by Daish, Not Jihad by Islamic State

December 05, 2016

Terrorists pursuing an atavistic agenda through the brutal killing of common people are not performing jihad. They only seek to legitimize their vile acts in the name of Islam.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force: Poised for Capability Growth

November 30, 2016

The capabilities of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be significantly boosted in the current phase of modernisation but the air wing still lacks resources.

Indonesian President’s Visit to India : A Visit of Strategic Significance

November 25, 2016

President Jokowi’s state visit to India in December is an opportunity to develop a truly strategic relationship that covers maritime security and defence of the Indo-Pacific, economic relations, and cultural, training educational, and people-to-people interactions that can contribute to the realisation of the full potential of two major Asian powers in the 21st century.

CPEC: Corridor of Discontent

November 23, 2016

The Brief flags the political discontent in the three major regions that lie in the CPEC’s trajectory.

Cross-Strait Relations: The Lull before the Storm?

November 23, 2016

The new direction of Cross-Strait relations, for better or worse, is largely expected only after the 19th CPC Congress in October-November 2017.

Benefitting from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

November 22, 2016

Any Indian initiative which is economically prudent and culturally appropriate could neutralise those advantages China seeks to draw from its Belt and Road Initiative vis-à-vis India, and even maximise its benefits.

Triumphant Trump and American Foreign Policy

November 22, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy pronouncements during the campaign have led to alarm and concerns among America’s strongest allies.

Demonetisation and Beyond: Addressing the Finance of Terrorism

November 18, 2016

Demonetisation is an important step in the fight against the finance of terrorism. However, it should neither be the first nor the last, if the interlinked threats of corruption, crime and the finance of terrorism have to be controlled.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan

November 18, 2016

While the highlight of the visit was the signing of the nuclear agreement, other agreements signed will continue the rising trajectory in the strategic, economic, political and security partnership between the two countries

Internal Security Challenges Preclude Military Reorientation in Trinidad & Tobago

November 15, 2016

The Trinidad Military, which should be concentrating on the maritime domain, is forced by expediency, to take on internal land operations.

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