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Despite growing American reservations, Saudi Arabian hardliners seem determined to impose a military solution on the Yemen crisis. Instead, Riyadh is likely to find itself mired in Yemen for a long time in an unwinnable war.

 

The UAE intends on sending a signal to Iran to understand that it is fully backed by the Saudi lobby and is fully capable of retaliating against any of their actions if required

 

The horrific attack on the Bardo Museum, that resulted in the killing of 21 persons, mostly European tourists in the Tunisian capital, was a grim reminder of the vulnerability of the region to extremist violence writes Tarun Basu for South Asia Monitor

 

Saudi Arabia has been Pakistan's economic benefactor during difficult times and its refusal is likely to be considered a betrayal of sorts 

 

IT’S not easy to make nuclear weapons, build missiles to carry them long distances, and to produce highly enriched uranium or plutonium. But the hardest part of making nuclear weapons is keeping them safe so they do not detonate except under orders from the National Command Authority. Because escalation control will be extremely difficult after the appearance of a single mushroom cloud, an accidental, inadvertent or unauthorised detonation can lead to ruin.

 

Google the acronym “IBSA” and you will get news about the International Blind Sports Federation and the Illinois Baptist State Association. When was the last time you heard about the other IBSA? At the time of its launch a decade ago, IBSA was referred to as the coming together of the “biggest democracies” of Asia, Latin America and Africa — India, Brazil and South Africa.

 

Despite the Saudis' mass military buildup near the Yemeni boarder, the coalition has not yet initiated a ground incursion, probably due to the historic fact that Yemen has always proved to be a graveyard for invaders. 

 
  Every year as winter recedes in Europe and crocuses and daffodils push through the earth, on the other side of the Mediterranean, hope rises anew in the breast of many a migrant — the season of sea crossings begins once more.
 

The White House has not been forthcoming in either constructing a compelling narrative for its actions or a strategic approach to the region, arguing instead on an unconnected case-by-case basis.

 

The 2015 Review of the Non Proliferation Treaty is a process expected to be stormy and contentious due to a new set of geopolitical drivers. Yet again, it could leave the dream of nuclear disarmament unattained and the purpose of preventing proliferation defeated.

 


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