• Five Eyes Intelligence Memo Details China COVID-19 Cover-Up0

    By Eric Mack    |   Sunday, 03 May 2020 China’s malfeasance in unleashing the global coronavirus pandemic on the world, which has killed more than 245,185 to date, was detailed in a 15-page dossier authored by “Five Eyes” intelligence. China accidentally leaked the COVID-19 from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, lied in a “deadly denial of human-to-human transmission” until Jan.

  • Iran: The Game Changer in the Geopolitics and Security Algorithm of Middle East0

    by Vishal Rajput – 28 April, 2020 In International Relations and Foreign Policy, Geostrategy, a subfield of geopolitics, is a type of foreign policy guided principally by geographical factors as they inform, constrain, or affect political and military planning and security algorithms (Evans, 1998). There are many geostrategically significant countries wherein concerning with Middle East region,

  • Sedition Case Against Delhi Minorities Commission Chairman0

    After Zafarul Islam Khan had thanked Kuwait “for standing with Indian Muslims”, an FIR was registered against him claiming it could “cause disharmony”. Zafarul Islam Khan. Photo: The Wire The Wire Staff 2 May 2020 New Delhi: Delhi Minorities Commission chairman Zafarul Islam Khan has been charged with sedition for making a “provocative” comment on

  • Don’t Blame Supply Chains0

    Political leaders, frustrated by collapsing economies due to the Covid-19 pandemic, consider providing assistance for domestic companies to pull operations out of China. “The goal is threefold: Punish China for the coronavirus, eliminate a source of vulnerability in production lines of critical equipment, and bring back home, via reshoring, offshore platforms that have undermined and

  • 6 countries, 6 curves: how nations that moved fast against COVID-19 avoided disaster0

    Hassan Vally, La Trobe University 1 May 2020 To understand the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is more usefully viewed as a series of distinct local epidemics. The way the virus has spread in different countries, and even in particular states or regions within them, has been quite varied. A New Zealand study has mapped

  • What Role Does the Intelligence Community Play in a Pandemic?0

    Carol Rollie Flynn 1 May 2020 Carol Rollie Flynn is the President of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Many questions remain about the precise source of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), and yet there is one thing of which we can all be certain: there will soon be a collective rush to identify those responsible



    by Syed Zain Jaffery 28 February 2020 Indian military modernization, especially in space and missile sectors, has prompted the country’s leadership to articulate hawkish and aggressive posture against its neighbours. India is on a course to militarizes space technologies and this development would threaten South Asia’s delicate strategic balance. Militarizing space requires the use of

  • Gujarat to Delhi, a common thread: Riots remained localised0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 28 February 2020 An interesting and even more worrying factor of the Delhi riots now is the fact that despite much ‘provocation’, violence has not spread outside, even to other areas in the national capital and nearby regions and states. The last time it was so localised was during the infamous Gujarat

  • PM Modi’s Trump-Card Fails!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 27 February 2020 If Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed that United States’ President Donald Trump’s brief India-visit would play a great role in enhancing his political and diplomatic image, he has been proved wrong. Even before Mr Trump had left India, communal tension in select parts of capital city gained substantial

  • Trump in India – Assessing the Current Trajectory of Indo-US Ties0

    M. Waqas Jan 27 February 2020 The last few days saw India pulling out all the stops for President Trump’s first official visit to the country. High on optics and bollywoodesque fanfare, the trip despite serving as a vital political boost to both leaders remained shy of any concrete agreements.  At least that is what

  • Indo-Pak Relations in the Post Truth Era0

    BASMA KHALIL 27 February 2020 Ralph Keyes in his book “The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life” said, this is the era of post truth in which the borders between the truth and lie are too vague. He said, in the present, people have truth, lies and statements alike which they are too

  • Similarities between Trump-Modi Policies and their Actions0

    Irfan Mahar 27 February 2020 President Donald Trump calls PM Narendra Modi the father of India; according to him he has been successful in combining every section of society like a father combines the whole family through caring for the needs, necessities and reservations of his children. Including praise for PM Modi, President Trump has

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  • Year-end review: Emerging Challenges for South Asia

      by Rajesh Kumar Sinha       3 January 2020 The year 2020 has just ended. The year has been extremely calamitous for the whole world. Especially, the pandemic Corona Virus has created such an unfortunate state where economies, infrastructure, loss of lakhs of lives, job losses, and uncertainty has gripped the whole of humanity.

  • Book review: The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan, by Owen Bennett-Jones

      The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan, by Owen Bennett-Jones, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 27 October 2020, Hardcover,  320 pages, $28, ISBN: 97880300246674. By Arnold Zeitlin Owen Bennett-Jones’s account of a Bhutto dynasty reminded me that I enjoyed a rare, near-quixotic relationship with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto during my time, September 1969 to April 1972, as

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