Pakistan’s Dam Despair

Pakistan’s Dam Despair

Pakistan’s determination to build the Diamer Basha Dam (DBD) project with indigenous funding may prove even more difficult than obtaining foreign funding.

January 23, 2018

Turkey’s Afrin Offensive can pitch Ankara against both Washington and Moscow

Turkey's resolve to dislodge the Democratic Union Party (PYD) from Afrin, a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria adjacent to the Turkish border, will be seriously tested by the US and Russian opposition to military action against the Kurds.

January 22, 2018

Fighting Falcon: The End of an Era?

Is the termination of an unprecedented 40-year production run of the F-16 an indication of the beginning of the end for this versatile combat aircraft?

January 19, 2018

Continuance of Declaration on Disturbed Area in Nagaland is a Decision based on Perception without Foresight

The declaration of the Disturbed Area provision is fundamentally at odds with the mutually accommodative integration endeavour of the Nagas with the Indian Union as envisioned in the 2015 framework agreement.

January 16, 2018

Nigerian Air Force and COIN Operations

The Nigerian Air Force’s impending acquisition of the JF-17 is a cautionary tale of the need for armed forces everywhere to assess their respective operational environment in a realistic manner and then devise an appropriate equipment procurement strategy.

January 16, 2018

Compact Fusion: Are the Energy Equations About to Change?

Advanced technologies and supercomputing have accelerated the pace of research and development in the field of nuclear fusion.

January 10, 2018

Publication of the National Register of Citizens: a positive step, but what next

Since the deportation of illegal migrants is not feasible, the only option before the government is to let them reside in the country on humanitarian grounds but after stripping them of all citizenship rights.

January 04, 2018

The India-ASEAN Partnership at 25

A stronger partnership and enhanced cooperation should be prioritised by both sides if the full potential of this engagement is to be realised.

January 04, 2018

Two standoffs and some nuclear lessons

standoffs in Doklam and North Korea

The standoffs in Doklam and North Korea offer insights on how crisis stability remains subject to the complexities of deterrence, especially in theatres with multiple nuclear-armed states, and what this entails for disarmament.

December 29, 2017

Time is ripe to start bilateral talks between the US and North Korea

The time is opportune now for the international community to press for the start of bilateral discussions between the US and North Korea leading to the full participation of the UNSC in the final negotiations.

December 20, 2017