South Asia

Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.


Iran not abandoning land bridge plan from Damascus to Tehran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Israeli military launched several attacks against the Iranian forces in Syria this year, including two powerful assaults in the last ten days. However, despite...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif departs from the 2019 Climate Action Summit, New York, September 23,2019. (photo Peter Foley/EPA-EFE/REX)

Proposed China-Iran deal is bad news for Israel

The American “maximum pressure” campaign has clearly had a major impact on Iran, but a massive influx of Chinese investments will go a long way towards undoing it.   With Iran and...

Does Size Matter? North Korea’s Newest ICBM

BY: MICHAEL ELLEMANOCTOBER 21, 2020MILITARY AFFAIRS, WMDDuring its October 10 celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, North Korea paraded its newest...

Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah warns of ‘tougher’ war if US troops refuse to leave

Iraq’s anti-terror Kata’ib Hezbollah group, a faction of the country’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi, has warned that a “tougher and stronger” confrontation awaits US forces should...

Iran announces joint project with Saudi Arabia in Persian Gulf

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Iranian authorities announced the installation of a housing platform in the joint field with Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf.“The weight...

Iran to enhance explosive power of missile warheads: DM

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says Iran is planning to increase the explosive power of its missile warheads and boost their speed. Announcing defense projects for the current Persian...

Launching “Noor-1” satellite to accelerate merging multi-polar world

The elite force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has successfully launched the Noor-1 Satellite by the domestically-built launcher Qassed (messenger) on Wednesday morning and placed it into...

China approves vaccine trials for coronavirus, on par with US

About 19 hours after the US announced it would start human trials for the first coronavirus vaccine, China revealed its own initial trials on the first vaccine the country...
An Iranian military truck carries a Bavar-373 air defence missile system during the Army Day parade in Tehran on April 18, 2015 (photo AFP 2019 / BEHROUZ MEHRI)

Iran ready to equip Syrian air defenses with its latest systems

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Iranian government announced on Tuesday, Tehran’s readiness to equip the Syrian air defenses with Iranian equipment, saying that it held talks in this...

Arak nuclear plant producing heavy water 24/7: AEOI

Arak nuclear plant producing heavy water 24/7: AEOI MNA – The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced in a statement on Sunday that the Arak Heavy Water Complex is...

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U.S. adds just 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations

The U.S. economy added a mere 266,000 jobs last month. Forecasters had floated gains close to 1 million, making this the biggest miss, relative to...

Russia’s ambassador to Berlin says Nord Stream 2 may be completed by late September

Russia’s Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechayev was hopeful that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would have been constructed by the Bundestag election scheduled...

Conference ‘Pandemic and Security in Europe’

The Alliance of Anti-Fascist Fighters and Anti-Fascists of the Republic of Croatia (SABA RH) organized an online conference "Pandemic and Security in Europe" on...

Corruption, economic woes spark deadly protests in Colombia

Kevin Anthony Agudelo wanted to live in a country where corruption was not part of everyday life. That dream motivated the electrician to join...

“General response to global challenges”: Russian Balkan Center opens in Serbia

The opening ceremony of the Russian Balkan Center took place in Belgrade. This non-governmental organization, led by former Serbian Ambassador to Russia Slavenko Terzic,...