Surgical Strike in Pakistan a Botched Operation?
Opinion

Surgical Strike in Pakistan a Botched Operation?

Indian fighter jets carried out strikes against targets inside undisputed Pakistani territory, but open-source evidence suggested that the strike was unsuccessful. At around 3:30 a.m. local time on February 26, a flight of 12 Mirage 2000 multi-role fighters reportedly attacked facilities of the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) near Balakot town in Mansehra District, Pakistan. Using…

The Struggle for Uzbekistan – a Key Component of Washington’s Central Asia Pivot?
Opinion

The Struggle for Uzbekistan – a Key Component of Washington’s Central Asia Pivot?

Out of all of the former USSR-dominated regions, Central Asia remains the only one where the US hasn’t acquired sustainably aligned satellite countries. For this very reason, we can expect the US to start making steps towards economic integration with a number of leading regional players in the immediate future. To facilitate the study of…

MbS’ Asian Tour Showcased Saudi Arabia’s Newfound Eurasian-Wide Influence
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MbS’ Asian Tour Showcased Saudi Arabia’s Newfound Eurasian-Wide Influence

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman just went on an Asian tour to Pakistan, India, and China. The three states that he visited are the most important Great Powers of mainland Eurasia east of Iran, and his visit to those countries proved that Saudi Arabia is capable of maintaining a delicate balancing act between them….

The Banality of Empire
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The Banality of Empire

This month freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar questioned Trump’s nominee for envoy to Venezuela, Elliot Abrams. While her interrogation was somewhat tepid in regard to American imperialism (she said “no one disputes” that the US goal has always been to support democracy and defend human rights), she did bring up the role of the US in the…