If India wants Pakistan to behave responsibly, despite the nuclear sabre rattling, it will have to call Pakistan’s bluff by generating and maintaining enough political will – enough to raise the cost of Hybrid War (low on rhetoric and high on delivery). In the military domain, it has to excel in the art and science of conducting hybrid war successfully – tactically and strategically.
The world is no longer unipolar . A cluster of powers is emerging now .While US remains pre-eminent but it is not the same hyper power as before. As predicted earlier by SAI , alliances are now being formed with or against US. An analysis of basic global power equations indicates “West versus Rest” clusters [...]
A nuclear Iran ultimately may be a far less dangerous proposition to starting a war to prevent the Iranian bomb.
In this maze of activities redefining the New World Order in Middle East a lot is at stake not only for the middle east but South Asia and the world as such. Much in league with Mr Jamal Wakim’s assertions, Israel and the west may get deeper into the struggle now called West versus the Rest. While it would be difficult for the West to replicate Libya in Syria, an attack on Iran would alter the geopolitical geometry totally.
One minor blast in a country which has witnessed a series of violent terrorist attacks, blasts and mayhem has sent the country on a tizzy and brought it to the centre of the raging conflict between Israel, duly supported by the west, and Iran. If anything, the attack on the Israel diplomatic car denotes the fragility of India to terror manipulations severely restricting its ability to chose a pragmatic diplomatic path.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton Indonesia Death Toll Rises as Elements Slow Aid NYT Fresh volcanic eruptions raised fear of more damage as bad weather and rough terrain left thousands of tsunami victims stranded. Crunch Time NYT What borders does the [...]
Background The Quartet of Powers – the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations – had been discussing a draft statement inviting the two sides to talks intended to conclude a treaty in one year. The Quartet said in June that peace talks would be expected to conclude in 24 months, but the [...]
Obama has inherited an America at war with itself in virtually all parts of the world. Somewhere it is kinetic where as at other places there are temporal wars being fought by America. All these are draining precious resources and are leading towards an early demise of the American Century. Throughout its brief lifetime, America [...]
Obama was very displeased with Netanyahu over the last few weeks over the issue of settlements in Jerusalem and Biden’s embarrassment in Israel and later the strong tone of Netanyahu during the AIPAC meet. The relationship between the two countries stood at the lowest ebb since 1975. Was it genuinely about the settlements and diminishing role of [...]