New upbeat phase for US-India relations

By Sabena Siddiqui Upgraded only last year, US-India relations entered a new upbeat phase this August with the signing of the landmark bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement that enables reciprocal military access of facilities for both countries. It was the second of the initial four foundational agreements the US usually has with its defense partners; the … Continue reading New upbeat phase for US-India relations

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Boom times crowd Southeast Asian skies

Regional carriers are poised to purchase a slew of new planes while airport authorities grapple with an unprecedented surge in passenger demand By Alan Boyd Southeast Asia is expected to buy 10% of the world’s new jets over the next two decades, at a time when regional airports are already buckling under the strain of … Continue reading Boom times crowd Southeast Asian skies

The growing ‘tug-of-war’ between Pakistan’s spy agencies

Conflict between the civilian Intelligence Bureau (IB), and the military's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is at boiling point, with the former accused of overstepping constitutional bounds By F.M. Shakil Pakistan has long been beset by tensions between its civil and military authorities. Now even its spy agencies seem to be at loggerheads, with accusations of political … Continue reading The growing ‘tug-of-war’ between Pakistan’s spy agencies

Trump’s Desire to Rip Iran Nuclear Deal Up is Not Enough to End It

Washington is unable to terminate the Iran nuclear deal, as it would be in violation of the agreement endorsed by the UN Security Council, French political analysts specializing in Middle East have told Sputnik. Meanwhile, President Emmanuel Macron is walking a tightrope between Donald Trump and the UN, seeking to protect the accord. Just the … Continue reading Trump’s Desire to Rip Iran Nuclear Deal Up is Not Enough to End It

New European defense giant aims at Asia-Pacific region

By Emanuele Scimia The scene is set for the creation of a giant defense contractor in Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region could soon become its favorite market. Under the aegis of their respective governments, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and its French competitor Naval Group have started discussing the terms of a possible alliance and their transformation … Continue reading New European defense giant aims at Asia-Pacific region