Analysis

Analysis of economics, geopolitics, terrorism and security


President Obama delivers statement on ISIL. Screenshot from White House video.
President Obama delivers statement on ISIL. Screenshot from White House video.


Obama’s ‘War On Terror': A South Asian View – Analysis

By Shahid Javed Burki1 For a politician who built his 2008 presidential campaign on a no-war platform, it is a painful decision to reverse a course he has diligently sought to pursue. On 10 September 2014, a day before the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, American President Barack Obama committed himself to […]

Central Asia
Central Asia


Assessing The Threat Of Returning Foreign Fighters From Central Asia – Analysis

By Edward Lemon In the past Central Asian governments expressed concern over foreign fighters infiltrating their territory. Now the principal concern for security services in the region is the return of Central Asian jihadists who are currently fighting in Syria and Iraq. Central Asian nationals are becoming increasingly involved in these conflicts. The Islamic State […]

Iron Dome system intercepts Gaza rockets aimed at central Israel. Photo source Israel Defense Forces.
Iron Dome system intercepts Gaza rockets aimed at central Israel. Photo source Israel Defense Forces.


What’s In The UN’s New Gaza Agreement? – Analysis

On 16 September the UN announced a new deal that is supposed to ease restrictions on the Gaza Strip. In his public statement on the day, Robert Serry, the UN envoy for the Middle East, gave few specific details about the deal but said it would “enable work at the scale required in the Strip, […]

The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the president of India
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the president of India


Strategising India’s Defence Exports – Analysis

By Laxman K Behera Unleashing further defence industrial reforms, the Department of Defence Production (DDP) announced in early September a Strategy for Defence Exports (SDE) followed by a set of standard operating procedures (SOP) for issue of no objection certificate (NOC) for export of military stores by the Indian defence industry. These two initiatives, which […]

Balkans
Balkans


Russia’s Tensions With Ukraine Could Affect Energy In Balkans – Analysis

By Ivana Jovanovic The recent decision by Russia to cut gas exports to Poland reignited concerns about gas supply and prices in southeastern Europe, as well as about tension between Moscow and the West. According to Polish state energy group PGNIG, gas volumes have been slashed by up to 24 percent. The country has been […]