Pakistan – United Arab Emirates Through the Lense of N.Modi’s Policy in the Middle East

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces, visited India between January 26-28, 2017. He was invited as guest of honor to take part in celebrations dedicated to the Republic Day of India. Disregarding the official protocol, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, met him at the airport. Since … Continue reading Pakistan – United Arab Emirates Through the Lense of N.Modi’s Policy in the Middle East

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Has a Multipolar CENTO Sprung Up in the South Eurasian Rimland?

The past couple of years have been marked by dramatic geopolitical changes triggered by the onset of the New Cold War, and while events such as the spree of urban terrorism popularly known as “EuroMaidan” and Russia’s anti-terrorist intervention in Syria are well known, there are other major shifts which have yet to generate considerable … Continue reading Has a Multipolar CENTO Sprung Up in the South Eurasian Rimland?

Declassified: The CIA’s Blueprint for Syrian Regime Collapse

A newly declassified CIA document explored multiple scenarios of Syrian regime collapse at a time when Hafez al-Assad’s government was embroiled in a covert “dirty war” with Israel and the West, and in the midst of a diplomatic crisis which marked an unprecedented level of isolation for Syria. The 24-page formerly classified memo entitled Syria: Scenarios of Dramatic Political Change was produced in July 1986, … Continue reading Declassified: The CIA’s Blueprint for Syrian Regime Collapse

Saudis Deport 40,000 Pakistanis Out of ‘Fear of Terror’

Saudi Arabia has reportedly deported over 39,000 Pakistani workers over the past four months for alleged visa violations and heightened threats of terrorism but some speculate there’s more to the story. According to the Saudi Gazette, the Saudi government claims that the recent deportation of 39,000 Pakistanis is the result of criminal investigations, visa expirations and … Continue reading Saudis Deport 40,000 Pakistanis Out of ‘Fear of Terror’

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Trump’s Dysfunctional White House

There is something both horrifying and fascinating about the behavior of President Trump, as we watch him fail to cope with – or perhaps even recognize – the differences between the no-holds-barred world he created for his campaign and the much more polite and temperate world expected of leaders of a constitutional government. As a result, the present … Continue reading Trump’s Dysfunctional White House

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US Troops Deployed to Bulgaria as NATO Boosts Eastern European Presence

US troops arrived in Bulgaria on Wednesday, with armored vehicles and heavy equipment to be shipped by the end of the week as part of NATO’s significant buildup in Eastern Europe, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry has said. Around 120 US servicemen from Fort Carson, Colorado were accommodated at the Novo Selo military base in the … Continue reading US Troops Deployed to Bulgaria as NATO Boosts Eastern European Presence

Is Snap Inc. Building a Wearable Face Recognition Device for the NSA?

Last week, Evan Spiegel of Snap Inc. unveiled his first hardware product Spectacles to a few journalists. Wall Street Journal author Seth Stevenson recalls how Spiegel invited him into “a small conference room” where he “draped a towel over a mysterious object sitting on a table” calling Spiegel “eager to the point of jitters”. Perhaps … Continue reading Is Snap Inc. Building a Wearable Face Recognition Device for the NSA?

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‘Which Way is the City?’ Lost Helicopter Lands on Highway to Ask for Directions

An Mi-8 gunship made a spectacular landing on a highway in Kazakhstan, blocking a truck convoy. To the astonishment of the drivers, a crew member then got out and started asking for directions to the closest city. The video, which appeared on social media, opens with the Soviet-designed helicopter sitting in the center of a … Continue reading ‘Which Way is the City?’ Lost Helicopter Lands on Highway to Ask for Directions