Monthly Archives: January 2019

Terror drones – A matter of time


Following the criminal use of drone attack which created widespread disruption at the Gatwick Airport, it has now become a question of when, not if, UAVs will be used by terrorists By Richard Walton & Matthew Sparkes As head of

How Bangladeshis see India


By Tahmima Anam In December 1971, Indira Gandhi sent Indian troops to fight the Pakistan army in support of the Bangladesh war of independence. The intervention brought a conclusion to the war in nine short days, ending a nine-month campaign

Going into 2019, India’s defense challenges are shocking


India’s military is woefully underprepared to fight future wars and there’s little focus on equipping our armed forces with cutting-edge tech By Bharat Karnad Not one of the services has a forward-looking plan for capability build-up for conflicts of the

India needs to know the truth on Rafale


By Rajan Kochhar Dear Fellow Citizens, This petition seeks your support for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the RAFALE fighter aircraft deal, that Narendra Modi’s Government has entered into with the Government of France. We believe that this

Why did India and China sign their new security agreement?


By Manoj Joshi The signing of an internal security agreement by India and China last Monday is an indicator of the special nature of their relationship. This features competition, conflict and cooperation. We all know the points of conflict  the

Russian deployment to Venezuela served the purpose


Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers in Venezuela, Dec 10 The brief deployment of two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ strategic bombers to Venezuela became a sensational event. Indeed, it is a display of the growing Russian military prowess that has been restored

Kerch strait confrontation What happened and why does it matter?  


As Ukrainian ships and sailors are being held by Russia in Crimea, what might happen next? By Andrew Roth What happened on Sunday? Depends who you ask. Ukraine says that three of its ships were travelling from Odessa to Mariupol

The strengthening case against Trump


By Elizabeth Drew It is already clear that the 2016 US election was contorted by extraordinary events. The House of Representatives’ incoming Democratic committee chairs insist that they have no interest in impeaching President Donald Trump, but as they continue

Trump orders creation of US space command


By Ryan Browne & Elizabeth Landers President Donald Trump ordered the creation of “Space Command”, a move the administration is labeling a precursor to creating a US Space Force. “I direct the establishment, consistent with United States law, of United

US war strategists Military defeats and political success


By James Petras In a previous article (‘US: the century of lost wars”) I recorded the repeated US military defeats over the past two decades. In this discussion I will describe the role of military strategists who bear responsibility for