Iran & Saudi Arabia Saber-Rattling: Who Would Prevail in All-Out War?

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and regional nemesis Iran are even higher than usual, with Riyadh targeting Tehran ally Hezbollah. If an actual military conflict between the two breaks out, who would have the best chance at prevailing? The regional confrontation between the two nations separated geographically by the narrow Persian Gulf is deeply rooted in …

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India Takes Part in First Ever Military Drill with Israel

Indian troops took part in the first ever joint military exercise with their Israeli counterparts yesterday. Elite Indian pilots and rescue soldiers from the Garud Unit, which is said to be the equivalent of Israel’s 669 Unit, took part in the biannual Blue Flag drill at the Palmachim air base in central Israel. Over 70 …

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China and Central Asian States

As the centre of globaldevelopment shifts towards the Asian Pacific Region, the geopolitical importance of Central Asia on the Eurasian continent has only been increasing. China and this extremely vast region, which is rich in various mineral resources, are closely linked both historically and geographically. The peoples residing along the Chinese state border and the …

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A Rohingya refugee woman waits for permission from the Bangladeshi army permission to continue her way after crossing from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh October 15, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva

Where to Next For Rohingya Refugees?

Southeast Asia could experience an explosion of refugees not seen since the end of the Indochina War unless more is done in the next two months to resolve the plight of some one million Rohingya who have been forced out of Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. That’s the assessment of former Indonesian attorney-general Marzuki Darusman, head …

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Trump’s Asia Tour Leaves Region on Brink of Trade War and Military Conflict

The 12-day tour through Asia by President Donald Trump has underscored the reality that American imperialism—a declining power wracked by external challenges and internal crises—is the most volatile and destabilising factor in world politics. Trump generated even greater trepidation about his administration’s policies than existed before the tour began. The immediate issue is if, or …

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Turkish Proxies and US Kurdish Proxies Are Engaged in Heavy Combat in Syria’s Aleppo Governorate

As of 17.30 Damascus time, intense fighting continues between Turkish proxy militants and the Kurdish led US proxy militia group SDF in Syria’s Aleppo Governorate. Although Turkish backed militants had previously exchanged fire with the SDF, the ensuring battle in the town of Ain Daknah appears to be the most intense instance of fighting to-date, between Turkish …

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Is There a Covert US Offensive Bioweapons Program?

Introduction The recent revelations that the US government, specifically the US Air Force, sought ribonucleic acid (RNA) and synovial fluid samples specifically from Russians of Caucasian descent, ostensibly for the purpose of supporting ongoing USAF research on human musculoskeletal systems, naturally gave rise to a great deal of concern that the actual aims of this …

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