The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Following Our “Way of Life”

February 01, 2018

A British chief marshal provides clues about where the global-minded, but mainly Western military-industrial complex intends to lead the world. National borders are a thing of the past. They used to be important because they defined population groups that were under the jurisdiction of a...

Military Strategy Sheds Light on the Superpower China Wants To Be

June 04, 2015

China’s recent white paper on military strategy gives important clues about the type of superpower Beijing aspires to be. China has published its first white paper on national military strategy. Numerous Western observers see in the paper a new Chinese aggressiveness, especially in connection...

High-Speed Cruise Missiles in Asia: Evolution or Revolution?

What is the role of high-speed cruise missiles in providing firepower for land-attack missions?  By Kalyan M. Kemburi Over the last two decades, cruise missiles were predominantly deployed by a select group of advanced industrial countries, in particular the United States....

Indian Military: Hampered By Its Own Minister

April 14, 2013

In March 2012, a letter written by then Indian Army Chief Gen VK Singh to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh listing out major deficiencies in the Army found its way in the media creating a flutter in the establishment and showing up starkly, the ‘hollowness’ that existed in the Army. “The...

Letter From Kut

April 07, 2013

When international relief organizations followed General Tommy Franks into Iraq in March of 2003, they scattered to different parts of Iraq. One of them, Mercy Corps, landed in Kut, south-central Iraq, an area which is predominantly Shia. They immediately started to recruit local staff and Tall...

Trouble at the Pinnacles – Part 2, Japan

April 02, 2013

Japan's policy of harsh words and soft actions increases the risk of conflict over Senkaku Islands In China, the dispute over the Senkaku Islands illustrates the usually opaque dynamics between government and society. Japan's attitude toward the islands, however, remains the preserve of...

Tension in Season for the United States and North Korea

March 24, 2013

The annual “Tension Season” in relations between the United States and North Korea is noticeably harsher this year.     Every year, there seems to be two periods of tension in the relationship between the United States and North Korea. These seasons of tension are...

Okara Military Farms: ‘Ownership or Death’

March 15, 2013

An examination of the Okara movement challenges hegemonic discourses of religious extremism and militancy in Pakistan. This is the second of a three part series. Read part one here. An examination of the Okara movement, which served as a serious challenge to the oppressive power of the state,...

Trouble at the Pinnacles – Part 1, China

March 06, 2013

Official belligerence conceals the varied sources of militant Chinese nationalism over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands The Japanese name for the Diaoyu Islands is Senkaku, or "Pinnacled Pavilions," which sounds far more fitting for a sitcom setting than for an international flashpoint. Yet...

Siachen Withdrawal: A Manifestation of Prithviraj Chauhan Syndrome

November 12, 2012

Demilitarization of Siachen will not a suitable answer to the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan. Siachen is in the news again. Having served at the glacier, one is aware of the ground realities. It is being suggested that ‘demilitarization’ of the glacier will act as a catalyst to...

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