Tag: NATO

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  • Death of the Civilian

    Death of the Civilian

    The civilian in the rugged country cries out for peace and the desire is real and deep.

    August 1, 2019
  • US Senate passes provision to give India same status as ‘NATO ally’

    US Senate passes provision to give India same status as ‘NATO ally’

    The National Defense Authorisation Act or NDAA for the fiscal year 2020, that contained such a proposal was passed by the US Senate last week.

    July 2, 2019
  • UK has warned 16 NATO allies of Russia hacking attempts: Jeremy Hunt

    UK has warned 16 NATO allies of Russia hacking attempts: Jeremy Hunt

    He will accuse Russia's intelligence services of mounting a "global campaign" targeting critical infrastructure, during a speech at the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London, to be attended by the alliance's head Jens Stoltenberg.

    May 23, 2019
  • Endgame in Syria

    Endgame in Syria

    The war in Syria is one of the biggest and most important wars of the 21st century, resulting in untold death and destruction. It also marks an inflexion point in contemporary geopolitics. The two most powerful countries in the world ~ the US and Russia ~ fought a semi-proxy war, prompting one expert to call it ‘World War III,‘ on a limited scale.

    May 20, 2019
  • Will meet Xi, Putin in June: US President

    Will meet Xi, Putin in June: US President

    The President's remarks came as trade war between the US and China escalated after Trump last Friday increased the import duty on Chinese products worth USD 200 billion from 10 per cent to 25 per cent.

    May 14, 2019
  • Cyber vulnerabilities must be viewed in context

    Cyber vulnerabilities must be viewed in context

    Reportedly, New Zealand and Australia have also denied a foothold to this Chinese company, while at the same time it is also facing proceedings in a federal court of law at New York.

    May 8, 2019
  • Amid crisis, US-Turkey discuss defence, security

    Amid crisis, US-Turkey discuss defence, security

    US Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan met Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and discussed bilateral issues related to defence, security and economy

    April 17, 2019
  • Bill introduced in US Congress aims to put India on par with NATO allies

    Bill introduced in US Congress aims to put India on par with NATO allies

    It would send a powerful signal that defence sales to India should be prioritised according to US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, which had worked on this important legislation.

    April 12, 2019
  • India not enthused by US move to reduce troops in Afghanistan

    India not enthused by US move to reduce troops in Afghanistan

    India’s massive humanitarian assistance programme in Afghanistan was based on the assumption that American and NATO troops would stay put in the embattled nation till the security situation improves. These troops also provide security cover to various ongoing Indian developmental projects in Afghanistan.

    December 27, 2018
  • Trump has his facts right on Pakistan

    Trump has his facts right on Pakistan

    From January this year, President Donald Trump has targeted Pakistan on multiple occasions. In a tweet on New Year’s Day, Trump stated, “The US has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 Billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as …

    November 27, 2018
  • Sacred and Profane

    Sacred and Profane

    The intra-religious strife in Afghanistan has deepened to a horrific degree with Tuesday’s killing of no fewer than 55 clerics by a suicide bomber.

    November 23, 2018
  • A race Pakistan cannot win

    A race Pakistan cannot win

    The completion of the first deterrence patrol by INS Arihant, India’s first home-developed, nuclear-powered submarine, completing the nuclear deterrence triad, procurement of the S400 missile systems from Russia and the induction of new heavy-calibre guns for the artillery are changing the balance of power in the subcontinent. There was immense criticism by Pakistan in every …

    November 20, 2018
  • NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is witnessing a period of great violence since the withdrawal of the NATO's military mission on January 1, 2015.

    November 6, 2018
  • About time someone took on Erdogan

    About time someone took on Erdogan

    President Trump’s head-on confrontation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson and other points of contention is a marked departure from his predecessors’ approaches to U.S.-Turkey relations. It is also welcome and long overdue. Washington’s relations with Ankara have deteriorated over the past 20 years, in particular since …

    August 25, 2018
  • Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

    Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

    The Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses today on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children.

    August 20, 2018
  • It can’t all be about a pastor

    It can’t all be about a pastor

    It needs a stroke of genius to soften the heart for poor old Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Those of us who have always believed that Erdogan is a bit off his rocker must still be appalled that a US president infinitely more cracked than the Turkish variety is trying to impoverish Nato’s second largest military ally. …

    August 18, 2018
  • Donald Trump remains upbeat on N Korea’s denuclearisation: Pompeo

    Donald Trump remains upbeat on N Korea’s denuclearisation: Pompeo

    During their historic summit in June, Trump and Kim agreed to work towards the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.

    July 21, 2018