Monthly Archives: February 2019

The war on terror’s total cost $5,900,000,000,000


By Daniel R. DePetris By any reasonable estimate, the monetary and human costs of the U.S.-led war on terrorism has been considerable. To the political scientists at Brown University, the numbers have been astronomical. The Ivy League university’s Cost of

Nuclear fusion, a disruptive power source for crowded cities


Private sector push and new tech means nuclear fusion is closer than ever The battle to replace fossil fuels with low-carbon power is bumping up against a new practical reality. As people crowd into cities, the world’s need for concentrated

The BJP’s 2019 strategy is pretty clear


The BJP has been toiling hard to win most of the 125 Lok Sabha seats, which have been left untouched by the party so far. It is also necessary for the party so that it can compensate for the loss

India baits US while Pakistan tells Trump, ‘There’s nothing like free lunch’


Breaking a prolonged period of several months, the Pakistani allegation of Indian involvement in terrorist attacks has surged. This appears during the first detailed media briefing by the Pakistani authorities in Karachi on January 13 on the results of the

Farmers’ suicides in India reasons & responses


India is an agrarian country with around 70% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. But farmers’ suicides in India is worrying. As per the Central Government despite a multi-pronged approach to improving income and social security of

Moscow calls new Pentagon report ‘relaunch of Reagan – Era star wars programme’

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The Russia Foreign Ministry has reacted to the new US Missile Defence Strategy, presented by Trump on Thursday. The policy, as the US president described it, “recognises that space is a new war-fighting domain with the Space Force leading the

Russia’s nuclear – capable underwater drone to be deployed

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Skeptics play down the threat posed by Moscow’s latest weapon, which is set to be used in the Pacific By Emanuele Scimia Russia is ready to deploy nuclear-capable Poseidon underwater drones in the Pacific area as part of its oceanic

Russian media threatens Europe with 200-megaton nuclear ‘doomsday’ device


By Alex Lockie Russian media appeared to threaten Europe and the world by saying that a new nuclear torpedo could create towering tsunami waves and destroy vast swaths of Earth’s population. A Russian professor told a Russian paper that the

US – Russian relations in a New Era


Washington and Moscow are on the verge of a confrontation that has not been seen since the early 1980s By Thomas Graham Jr. The post Cold War period in U.S.-Russian relations ended abruptly in March 2014 with the eruption of

Trump faces decisions of great powers


The choices before him are difficult, but his administration is playing an angle From criticizing NATO and the World Trade Organization, to quitting the UN Human Rights Council, to dropping out of the Paris climate deal and the Iran nuclear