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Tag Archives: Nuclear

The next American war

The next American war

THE odds are growing that the next American war will be against Iran. Of the three countries designated by the US as the ‘axis of evil’, Iraq was invaded; North Korea has agreed to an uncertain process for ‘denuclearisation’; Iran remains regionally powerful and defiant. Former US President Obama’s strategy was to first neutralise the principal (nuclear) threat from Iran …

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Indo-Pak relations: détente the only way forward

Jahangir’s World Times Urdu (Page 32)

Interim federal minister & ex-defence secretary Whenever two neighbouring states with strong political and military standoff acquire nuclear capabilities with effective delivery means, the entire gambit of diplomacy and warfare changes. Nuclear parity (that exists between Pakistan and India) if properly understood by political and military leaderships, nearly precludes nuclear war as well as conventional military operations. This automatically pushes …

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The Missile Race in South Asia

The Missile Race in South Asia

A tool to expand India’s hegemony  Proliferation of military technologies and unremitting arms race between India and Pakistan are the outcomes of the divergent threat perceptions of both countries. These perceptions are based on their respective competitive security narratives and, more importantly, their track record of unending hostility between them. Missile technology is among the major military technologies that eat …

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Kim’s Beijing Sojourn

Kim's Beijing Sojourn

Preparing for the diplomatic détente with Washington On Tuesday, March 27, a mysterious armoured train made a round trip from North Korea to Beijing without revealing its key secret: Was Kim Jong-un on board? Speculations were rife after some media reports said that the train transported a number of high-level North Korean officials, including North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, to …

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Koreas Talk Peace

Koreas Talk Peace

Reaching a deal on the Korean Peninsula Soon after the 2018 Winter Olympics, South Korea is once again in the international spotlight. On 27 April, it hosted a long-anticipated inter-Korean summit on its territory for the first time in history. The highly choreographed meeting was held between the two lead actors almost exactly as scripted. Nonetheless, many impromptu moments of …

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Europe’s Iran plan

Europe’s Iran plan

The EU has promised Iran that it will remain committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The question is: how long can the EU withstand American pressure, even if it is serious in its passionate commitment? European leaders are either in an apparent dilemma to realise their pledge with Tehran or going astray like Donald Trump – who …

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A scrapped nuclear deal

A scrapped nuclear deal

Pakistan would come under renewed pressure from the Saudis not to offer any help to Tehran while Iran would expect Pakistan to at least remain neutral Pakistan has managed a delicate balancing act in its relations with its neighbour Iran and old friend Saudi Arabia, but this difficult task would become even more challenging in the wake of the recent …

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PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR POWER

PAKISTAN'S NUCLEAR POWER

Strength for a secure future! In May 1974, India performed a nuclear test at Pokhran range in its Rajasthan state. After this test, India started creating pressure on Pakistan to make it submit to, and accept, its hegemony. Since Pakistan has some prior intelligence about India’s nuclear tests, Bhutto paid full attention to developing the nuclear programme of Pakistan. Mr …

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A New Age of Sea Power ?

A New Age of Sea Power ?

How China and the US Are Spawning a New Great Power Naval Rivalry The rise and fall of empires has long been a story at the heart of history. Since the Europeans first burst out of their then-marginal region on wooden sailing ships mounted with cannons in the fifteenth century, the planet seldom has had a moment in which several …

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Sports Diplomacy and the Trump-Kim Parley

Sports Diplomacy and the Trump-Kim Parley

Efforts Afoot to Solve the Korean Problem The year 2017 witnessed an unprecedented downward trajectory in US-North Korea relations. The successful conduct of the sixth, and the most powerful, nuclear test ever by North Korea, the test-firing of a slew of ballistic missiles including IBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles) that can carry nuclear warhead to the US mainland, exchange of naked …

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