Be Warned – Pakistan Is Losing the Narrative War
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Be Warned – Pakistan Is Losing the Narrative War

All military Analysts, civilian observers, and professional soldiers now talk of hybrid warfare. The phrase got currency after the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation when the US observers believed Moscow demonstrated for the first time hybrid warfare capabilities using various platforms including social media to penetrate western audiences for its narrative acceptance. Russia…

Hell Hath No Fury Like Raging California Wildfires
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Hell Hath No Fury Like Raging California Wildfires

Months of unprecedented California wildfires keep raging – the most destructive and deadly in state history, so far around 1.7 million acres destroyed. Through Saturday, 76 fatalities were reported, nearly 1,300 others missing – the number rising from 265 on Friday. Official numbers keep increasing. The death toll already likely exceeds 1,000. Countless bodies remain…

Saudi Sports Diplomacy: A Mirror Image of the Kingdom’s Already Challenged Policies
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Saudi Sports Diplomacy: A Mirror Image of the Kingdom’s Already Challenged Policies

Saudi sports diplomacy is proving to be a mirror image of the kingdom’s challenged domestic, regional and foreign policies. Overlorded by sports czar Turki al-Sheikh, Saudi sports diplomacy, like the kingdom’s broader policies, has produced at best mixed results, suggesting that financial muscle coupled with varying degrees of coercion does not guarantee success. Mr. Al-Sheikh,…

“It Will be a Cold War”: APEC Summit Ends in Unprecedented Chaos After Dramatic US-China Showdown
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“It Will be a Cold War”: APEC Summit Ends in Unprecedented Chaos After Dramatic US-China Showdown

One day after vice president Mike Pence and China’s president Xi Jinping clashed after exchanging sharply worded barbs in a showdown between the two superpowers, on Sunday the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in unprecedented chaos and disarray, without agreement on a joint communique for the first time in its history as the escalating…

NATO’s Greatest Enemy is Itself
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NATO’s Greatest Enemy is Itself

Accidents happen. For Norway at the conclusion of NATO’s Trident Juncture 2018 military exercises, such an accident occurred with its Lockheed Martin Aegis-equipped frigate, HNoMS Helge Ingstad. After a collision with an oil tanker, the frigate’s captain ordered the ship aground to prevent a total loss. The quick thinking may have saved the lives of…