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BrahMos Deal: India and Philippines Forge Defense Ties amid China Tensions

Introduction The Philippines and India are strengthening their defense and strategic ties as a result of growing tensions between the East Asian country and China over maritime issues in the South China Sea. To counter China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea, India delivered the first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the […]

Impacts of Climate Change: Unusual Heavy Rains in Pakistan

Introduction Pakistan has been dealing with the effects of unusual heavy rains and thunderstorms which began on 12th April, 2024. The rate of rainfall in April has been almost twice as high as it has ever recorded. Pakistan normally experiences the monsoon season from June to September, therefore the region’s severe downpours at this time […]

Islamabad’s Response to Shangla Tragedy

The tragic incident in Shangla District, northwestern Pakistan, where a suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying five Chinese nationals and their Pakistani driver, underscores the ongoing and significant security challenges confronting international personnel in Pakistan. This recent attack is particularly disconcerting for stakeholders of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a cornerstone of China’s ambitious Belt […]

AUKUS: UK and Australia’s Nuclear-Powered Submarine Deal

In order to forward the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines, Australia is committed to further collaborate with the US and the UK. In recent development, Australia pledged $3 billion to help British industry build nuclear-powered submarines, in order to ensure the timely delivery of the country’s new fleet, as announced by the two countries on March 22, […]

The United States and the Rise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has grown in importance in the geopolitics of Eurasia. The United States has been cautiously observing the expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), especially in light of China’s and Russia’s positions in the organization. The major international powers, including China, Russia, and the US, are attempting to increase their […]

Russia-China’s Joint Nuclear Power Plant Project on Moon

Introduction According to Yuri Borisov, the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, Russia and China are contemplating building a nuclear power plant on the moon between 2033 and 2035. This may potentially pave the way for the construction of lunar settlements in the future, as there are concerns over the limitations of solar panels in […]

India-France Bilateral Dialogue: Discussions on AI Development in Military Sector

On March 4, 2024, India and France conducted a bilateral dialogue in New Delhi. According to a statement from the Indian Foreign Ministry, “The two countries discussed about developments in disarmament and non-proliferation relating to the nuclear, chemical, and biological domains, as well as outer space security, conventional weapons including AI in the military domain […]

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia: Strengthening Military Capabilities and Economic Ties

Pakistan Army and Royal Saudi Land Forces Conduct Joint Exercises On 20th February, 2024, the Pakistan Army and Royal Saudi Land Forces conducted a combined military drill at Muzaffargarh. Both forces participated in the drills, which included Combined Battle PT, small scale operations, room clearance, close marksmanship, firing and repelling. Cobra helicopters were also a […]

UK and Japan Faces Economic Downturn: Recession Follows Period of Stagnation

The United Kingdom According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK economy entered a technical recession in the second half of 2023. Following a period of weak growth and rising costs, this is a significant setback for the economy. The GDP decreased by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2023, following […]

China & Taliban’s envoy to Beijing

China’s choice to recognise Bilal Karimi as its official representative from the Taliban government in Afghanistan is a major turning point in international relations, especially as Central Asia’s politics change. Even though this is mostly a show of support, it shows that Beijing is interested in Afghanistan strategically and is ready to take on a […]