US-Indian Strategic Construct of Western Indian Ocean Runs into Headwinds
Opinion

US-Indian Strategic Construct of Western Indian Ocean Runs into Headwinds

The AMAN-21 naval exercise, the biennial event hosted by Pakistani Navy since 2007, in Karachi and the Arabian Sea from February 11-16 draws special attention. As many as 45 navies are reportedly participating, which makes AMAN probably the biggest event of its kind in the Indian Ocean or anywhere. Not only that, the participants include…

Why Does South Korea Need an Aircraft Carrier?
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Why Does South Korea Need an Aircraft Carrier?

Continuing the previous story, let’s talk about other military programs of South Korea that are not of a defensive nature. The aircraft carrier Since late 2020, the South Korean Navy has been pushing the project of adopting a light aircraft carrier with a 3,000-ton displacement, despite controversy over its effectiveness. As Yonhap News Agency reported,…

As War Danger Mounts in the Arctic, Peace Hinges on a Revival of the Wallace Doctrine
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As War Danger Mounts in the Arctic, Peace Hinges on a Revival of the Wallace Doctrine

According to the Department of Defense’s dismally short sighted vision for the Arctic, U.S. strategic interests were best maintained not by cooperation with Arctic partners, by rather by belligerent sabre rattling under the guise of “competition” with nations who have continuously professed a desire to work with the west as allies. In recent weeks, this…

Imperialism in Denial
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Imperialism in Denial

“You can’t handle the truth,” Jack Nicholson screams at a crucial moment in a silly 1992 film called, “A Few Good Men.” Nicholson was addressing Tom Cruise for reasons no one can bother to remember. But he may as well have been addressing Donald Trump, who is equally helpless when it comes to the truth…