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 …

US set to finalize massive security aid package for Ukraine, including Stryker combat vehicles

US is set to finalize a huge military aid package for Ukraine totaling approximately $2.5 billion worth of weaponry, including for the first time Stryker combat vehicles, two sources briefed on the next tranche of aid told CNN. The package Read More …

Civil Society Actors in Indonesia: The Emergence of a Militant Counterculture

While comprehensive information and analysis on Indonesia’s NGO sector are hard to come by, it is currently estimated that there are an estimated 2,293 active NGOs in the country. The fact that the latter have apparently been understudied is remarkable, Read More …

Kazakhstan President dissolves parliament, calls for snap election on March 19

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday (January 19) dissolved the country’s Parliament and called for a snap election on March 19. President Tokayev, 69, also dissolved the country’s local legislatures. In a message to the citizens published by the presidency, Read More …

Europe awakens to the threat of sabotage by Russian agents

Suspicion has fallen on Russia over a series of confirmed or apparent acts of sabotage and espionage that took place late last year in Western Europe, experts say, with European countries increasingly taking measures in response. The acts came after Read More …