• 24 September, 2022
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Perils of Pakistan’s Stability

As I am writing this piece, Pakistan is suffering from catastrophic floods that hit across the country. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is currently on a humanitarian visit to the…

By DARSHAN Fri, 23 Sep 2022

Deep Defense – A Timeless Tactical Doctrine

'Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat' - Sun Tzu. As we are closely stepping foot into the silver jubilee…

By Saurav Bandopadhyay Tue, 20 Sep 2022

Quid Pro Quo: An Instrument of Strategic Realignment in Indian Foreign Policy of the Modi era

The phrase above is used extensively in economic literature as ‘an agreement between two or more parties in which there is a reciprocal exchange of goods or services', but here…

By HRITHIK SINGH Mon, 19 Sep 2022

Shadow Tibet circus: The CIA in the Himalayas

It was a time of rivalry between the capitalist bloc and the communist bloc and amidst it, in 1949 the leader of the Communist Party of China Mao Zedong proclaimed…

By TARUN THAPA Mon, 19 Sep 2022

Democracy vs National Interest

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ―Abraham Lincoln Decades ago, when I was in…

By ASHOK IYER Sat, 10 Sep 2022

The Establishment’s Real Game in Pakistan

Ever since its independence, political turmoil has always been an integral part of Pakistani politics except during periods of direct military rule i.e. for an overall period of approximately 37…

By ASHOK IYER Fri, 02 Sep 2022

The Interplay Between International Relations, National Security & Balance of Payments: An Easy Explanation

International Trade is a complex topic in economics, but it becomes more intertwined when we look it from the lens of national interest as well as geopolitics. International Trade impacts…

By Srikar srivatsa DAHAGAM Sat, 27 Aug 2022

Redefining The “Offensive” in our Offensive-Defence Policy

Over the past few years, the Indian government’s overt expression of an Offensive-Defence policy came as a breath of fresh air to all patriotic Indians who felt extremely repressed and…

By ASHOK IYER Tue, 23 Aug 2022

The Business of War

When it comes to any business deal, big or small, the main factor taken into consideration by all parties is the cost-benefit aspect. Historically speaking, more often than not, war…

By ASHOK IYER Sat, 13 Aug 2022

Growing Population- An Asset or a Burden?

Being a citizen of a developing nation, we often admire the higher living standards and extensive growth rate of the developed western world, and desire to live in conditions like…

By oorja gund Wed, 27 Jul 2022

Evolutions of Warfare

As we all know, the nature of warfare is continuously changing. The four generations of the art of warfare were recognized until recently when experts started talking about 5th generation…

By DARSHAN Thu, 21 Jul 2022

The Quad Needs to Bring in Security and Economic Aspects if it Wants to Sustain Itself in the Coming Years

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD) or Quad is a four-member grouping between Australia, India, Japan and the USA. The main agenda of the alliance is to counter China’s growing influence in…

By Abhishek Singh Mon, 11 Jul 2022