Security and Defense

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Debt Trap Politics: Assessment of Economic Aid in Africa

In international politics as well as in foreign policy, offering or receiving economic aid is not unheard of. Economic aid as a tool to...
President Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko

Is Minsk Toying With Moscow? On the Complicated Relationship between Lukashenko and the Kremlin

More than a year has passed since the presidential election in Belarus which ended with massive protests against the result and bloody reprisals on...
Taliban Delegation in Doha

China is the Next Empire in Afghanistan

After 20 years of long military presence, the overhyped and ambitious plan to kill Osama Bin Laden dragged the US into the Afghan quicksand....
Taliban Jumvee in Kabul

Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan: Implications for India

After the takeover of the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021 by the Taliban, and the collapse of the democratically elected Ashraf...
Oil Tanker

The Evolution of the Tanker War in the Persian Gulf

On July 30, 2021, the tanker Mercer Street was attacked by a suicide drone off the coast of Oman. Mercer Street is a Liberian-flagged,...
President Joe Biden

History Repeats: What Biden Must Do to Break From the U.S.-North Korea Policy Trap

With the Biden administration’s lukewarm commitment to engaging with North Korea in the ambivalently stated realms of diplomacy and deterrence, we are witnessing President...
Wagner Group members

Chasing Influence: Wagner Group and the Future of Competition

Recently, three Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have filed a legal case in Russia against the Wagner Group concerning the torture of a detainee in Syria....
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ayatollah Khamenei

Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific Region Could Shape India-Iran Relations

India is showing urgency in engaging with Iran which is evident from External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar’s two visits to Iran in a...
India China flags

China in India’s Neighborhood: A Distant Brother Shall Keep the Dragon Away

In the last few years, with the Line of Actual Control witnessing an increase in cross-border aggression, China has become a primary concern for...

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