As democracy comes under threat globally, isn’t it time for a system check?

The ripple effect of the egregious and multi-pronged attacks, targeting all the pillars of democracy in the United States offers a cautionary tale. But truth be told, no system is “pitch perfect” and devoid of unique encumbrances, be it parliamentary, Read More …

Tanks for Ukraine Have Shifted the Balance of Power in Europe

When the German and U.S. governments finally agreed this week to supply some of their most formidable battle tanks to Ukraine, the balance of power within Europe perceptibly shifted. For months, President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, fearing Read More …

Where Does South Asia Fit Now in US Security and Defense Strategies?

The latest U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) and National Defense Strategy (NDS) categorically highlight China’s assertive behavior in the Indo-Pacific and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as threats to the U.S.-led liberal international order. South Asia in terms of regional priorities Read More …

Intelligence Report Reveals Wagner’s Brutal Tactics in Ukraine

Kyiv —  Wagner Group fighters have become the disposable infantry of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, but a Ukrainian military intelligence document obtained by CNN sets out how effective they have been around the city of Bakhmut – and Read More …

Project Cassandra: Real-life Plan to Use Novels to Predict the Next War

Three years ago, a small group of academics at a German university launched an unprecedented collaboration with the military – using novels to try to pinpoint the world’s next conflicts. Are they on to something? As the car with the Read More …

Beyond the Quad: Booming Security Cooperation Efforts in the Indo-Pacific

New defense and security cooperation efforts are springing up across the Indo-Pacific, between some Quad members and those outside the grouping. Quad partners are becoming much more serious about security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. They are coming up with bilateral Read More …

Iran says to put European military on terror list if EU designates IRGC

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s parliament on Sunday warned of a “decisive and prompt” response to the European Parliament’s move to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. Speaking during a special session, which also saw Foreign Minister Read More …

Pakistan: A looming military offensive and quest for international support

Pakistan’s military is contemplating a new offensive against Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its associated factions. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held two rounds of the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting with senior civilian and military leaders to devise a strategy against Read More …

Sri Lanka’s Hard Road to Recovery from Economic and Political Crisis

In 2022 Sri Lanka faced its deepest ever economic and political crisis. The country’s descent into chaos accelerated from March, sweeping away high-level bureaucrats and political leaders held culpable for implementing the misguided economic policies at the heart of the Read More …