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Balikatan Exercise Amid Simmering Geopolitical Tension
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Balikatan Exercise Amid Simmering Geopolitical Tension

This year’s Balikatan Exercise is considered to be the largest in the last three decades, conducted from 11th April to 28th April and involved more than 17,600 military personnel from the Philippines and the United States armed forces. Ever since Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took office in June 2022, Manila has been looking forward towards […]

Understanding North Korea
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Understanding North Korea

North Korea’s guiding philosophical tenets have been its militarism and independence. Political loyalty has long been a prerequisite for advancement within the regime, and Kim has ruled with the support of the WPK, the government, the military, and the security services. The use of punitive measures against Pyongyang appears to have strengthened Kim’s resolve to […]

Washington’s Domestic Turmoil Could Jeopardise its Position as a World Leader
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Washington’s Domestic Turmoil Could Jeopardise its Position as a World Leader

According to financial experts, a debt default by the US would spell chaos for both the American and global economies. The U.S. dollar, whose dominance over the world’s monetary system has provided the country with exceptional benefits for decades, now has a chink in its armour due to the debt crisis. According to economists at […]

Israel’s Military Campaign against Islamic Jihad in Gaza – Can it Change the Dynamics of the Region?
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Israel’s Military Campaign against Islamic Jihad in Gaza – Can it Change the Dynamics of the Region?

This campaign comes at a time the Israeli government is at a political crossroads and is struggling to implement judicial reform while the cost of living keeps rising. Members of Netanyahu’s cabinet have steadfastly demanded that the IDF continue operations until all of Israel’s adversaries have been defeated. In order to lessen the threat Iran […]

Pakistan Turmoil – Boon or Bane for India?
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Pakistan Turmoil – Boon or Bane for India?

The instability in Pakistan’s polity can be seen through the fact that no elected government has ever successfully completed its term. In the international community, Pakistan has always behaved like a person threatening to commit suicide if he doesn’t get his way. A huge population if pushed to desperate conditions will lead to mass migration […]

Pakistan – A Royal Mess!
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Pakistan – A Royal Mess!

The current crisis in Pakistan has the potential to destabilize the region, with both China and the US watching the situation closely. The Pakistan mess gives India ample amount of time to significantly increase the gap in its economic and strategic capabilities. The current crisis in Pakistan has the potential to destabilize the region, with […]

Syria Re-establishing Diplomatic Ties with Arab Nations. Who Stands to gain?
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Syria Re-establishing Diplomatic Ties with Arab Nations. Who Stands to gain?

Normalization will probably be seen by Washington as a rejection of its policy objectives as Arab nations are openly supporting a significant ally of Iran and Russia. In the interest of avoiding new problems in Washington, Riyadh may proceed cautiously when it reinstates diplomatic relations with Assad’s government. Jordanian lawmakers are working on a draft […]

The Political Reality of India
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The Political Reality of India

Freebies at the cost of economic health, dynastic politics and appeasement of one or two sections of the society at the cost of all others are the bane and reality of Indian politics today. During election season, politicians have an extra incentive to promise freebies at the cost of the States’ economic well-being. Almost all […]

Changing Dynamics of the Middle East – Towards Stability or More Uncertainty?
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Changing Dynamics of the Middle East – Towards Stability or More Uncertainty?

The changing dynamics and complex tableau of Arab polities and societies defy simple narratives and well-worn clichés. The concept of governance and economic development is said to have spread throughout the Arab world, one that promotes itself as being resilient but also innovative and worthy of emulation. Even though some of the Middle East’s most […]