China’s Rise and India’s Obvious Partner (the US)

The release last week of an Indian think tank report entitled “Non-Alignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for India in the 21st Century” has prompted robust discussion about Indian foreign policy in the age of a rising China. Indian national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon provided remarks at the report launch and apparently participated […]

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“Strategic Freemasonry”: Shades of Anti-Semitic Protocols in The Irish Times

This week’s terror attack in New Delhi focused the Irish Times‘ attention on the Israeli-Indian relationship, particularly on Israel’s position as India’s second largest supplier of arms. But despite this rapidly proliferating association – Israel’s most significant in Asia – it is shrouded in secrecy, operating in an undefined smoke-and-mirrors environment. Both sides go to […]

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M Star oil tanker (undated company file photo)

Iran Says Europe Hurting Itself With Sanctions

Iran continues to claim it is reaping the rewards of European sanctions even amid a deep currency crisis that rocks Tehran. In fact, the oil ministry in Tehran claims the embargo would leave Iran unscathed while inflicting “heavy economic loss” on the “people of Europe, who have been affected by crisis”. The result would be […]

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China Is More Concerned Than It Reveals on Japan-India Ties

The Japan India summit has concluded with both sides boosting security cooperation and Japan helping India out economically. This is what emerged from a joint statement by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh. The two leaders announced said that the Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Indian Navy will conduct joint exercises […]

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Canada First Country to Leave Kyoto Protocol – Believes Global Warming Talks Were a Fraud

Canada has become the first country to exit the Kyoto Protocol designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Canadian environment Minister Peter Kent explained that Kyoto, far from contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas and tackling global warming, was actually functioning as an impediment, saying: “We believe that a new agreement with legally binding commitments […]

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The Club-K: A Deadly “Pandora’s Box” of Cruise Missiles

Russia’s military-industrial complex is offering an ominous weapons system in the international arms market called the Club-K cruise missile system. It consists of a quadruple launcher for Club cruise missiles hidden inside an innocuous-looking cargo container that serves as cover for the missiles’ Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) and the control cabin, where two operators would handle the […]

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