The US Wants Sri Lanka To Become Its Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier In South Asia
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The US Wants Sri Lanka To Become Its Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier In South Asia

The US’ interest in replacing the 1995 Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Sri Lanka stems from its desire to turn the island nation into its unsinkable aircraft carrier in South Asia and possibly even the base of a prospective “Eighth Fleet” tasked with controlling the so-called “Indian Ocean”, but its long-term strategic plans won’t…

Israel’s Involvement in Libya’s Civil War
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Israel’s Involvement in Libya’s Civil War

Since mid-2014, Libya has been mired in civil war, pitting the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli against a rival administration in Tobruk, the House of Representatives (HoR), which is allied with General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA). Despite lacking UN legitimacy, Haftar and his forces have received backing from a host…

The Evolution of the US-China Face-off in the South China Sea
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The Evolution of the US-China Face-off in the South China Sea

Today, the realities of the South China Sea have changed so drastically that we’re dealing with a whole new reality that is nothing like what we used to analyse or discuss. The tensions within this region were purely local in their nature and concerned China and its immediate neighbors, but now it’s obvious that they have evolved…