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YEREVAN — The transformation of the global world order from the “Unipolar Moment” towards the multi-polar system is still in its early stages. It is challenging to assess the precise time frame of this shift. However, the world has entered an era of great power competition marked with instability, a growing role of coercive diplomacy […]

The noise amongst the strategists seems to have quietened after the conclusion of the AUKUS agreement between Australia, United Kingdom and The United States. It was not seen as coming but once the agreement was announced it appeared that it was inevitable and obvious. This agreement could change the strategic picture particularly in the Indo […]

After the chaotic and humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan, Washington made the stunning AUKUS announcement, which was followed by the Quad in-person summit in Washington. AUKUS proposes to equip Australia with submarines powered by nuclear propulsion. The US has shared this technology with only one country so far: the UK. The day after the summit, the […]

The French poet and novelist Victor Hugo had said, “Nothing else in the world, not all the armies are as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” Has the Quad, short for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, transformed into an idea whose time has come? The recent summit meeting of the four leaders of Australia, […]

The Taliban’s “inclusive” government has turned out to be a farce. It is 100% male, mostly Pashtuns, including some notorious internationally designated terrorists, only two Tajiks and one Uzbek among 33 ministers. Afghanistan’s ethnic, tribal and regional fault lines are apparent, with different Taliban factions vying for power. The pragmatists have been marginalised and the […]

Categories: Defence, Geopolitics, Security

The Taliban has won in Afghanistan. The last bastion of resistance, Panjshir, has fallen. A new Islamic Emirate is set to be established. And the international community is busy making short-term tactical adjustments to cope with the new realities, with some pleased (Pakistan), some wooing the Taliban and vice-versa (China and Russia), and others (including […]