Security and Defense

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Afghanistan: A Perpetual Geopolitical Battleground

At the heart of the historic silk road, a crucial dynamic transformation is taking place. After the two-decades-long tiresome conflict, the United States of...
Zarif and Wang Yi Signing 25-year agreement

Will China-Iran Ties Deepen as a Result of Instability in Afghanistan?

As a result of the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, after the withdrawal of US troops from there, and the bus explosion in Upper...
German Chancellor Merkel and Italy’s PM Mario Draghi

Germany and Italy Should Be Strong Military Powers: European Security Demands It

As the world enters into a new period of instability and great power competition, European security cannot be given for granted anymore. The times...
Al-Hol refugee camp in Syria

As COVID-19 Distracts the World, IS Regroups in the Shadows

In the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the world’s attention focused on the virus, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS) ...

The Rationale of US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Biden has announced Aug. 31 as the completion of the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan, a process that was effectively complete when the...

The Philippines’ Maoist Guerillas Vow to Resist ‘Imperialist China’

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the associated New People’s Army (NPA) have been waging war against the Philippine government for over...
Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

French Naval Activity in the South China Sea on the Rise

With its otherwise boring rocks and desolate sandbanks, the South China Sea is one of the most contested places on Earth. Assessments of a...
Colombo Port City seen from the Galle Road

Colombo Port City Project: China’s Growing Influence in the Indian Ocean Region

The Colombo City Port is a planned city in Colombo meant to be developed on reclaimed land near the Galle Face Green, an oceanside...
Chinese President Xi Jinping

China’s Policies Are Fuelling Hostile Jihadi Sentiment Around the World

China’s domestic security measures and its foreign policy actions have incensed a global array of jihadi elements. Consequently, the Islamic State (IS), al-Qaeda (AQ),...

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