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Is Balakot a Point of No Return? Revisiting Asymmetric Escalation in South Asia

February 28, 2019

By Kamaldeep Singh Sandhu 28 February 2019    The current situation In the early hours of 26 February 2019, twelve Indian Mirage-2000 aircrafts carried out an air raid in Balakot, Pakistan, in retaliation of a suicide attack on India’s Central Reserve Police Force (paramilitary force used for internal security) convoy in Pulwama near Srinagar in Jammu … Continue reading “Is Balakot a Point of No Return? Revisiting Asymmetric Escalation in South Asia”


Military Exercises And The Necessity Of Practice

June 22, 2017

By Davis Florick As the North Korean crisis mounts, the utility of the joint military exercises in the region involving South Korea and the United States (US) has come under increasing scrutiny. Beijing has gone so far as to propose that Pyongyang could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a moratorium on … Continue reading “Military Exercises And The Necessity Of Practice”


Israel vs. Hamas: Undermining deterrence

July 4, 2014

By Charles Kirchofer:   Israel’s military response to the abduction and murder of three teenaged Israeli citizens, which has included a massive deployment of Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian territories, is understandable. But, this response has threatened to undermine what had been a relatively stable deterrence relationship with Hamas, however. The border with Gaza had … Continue reading “Israel vs. Hamas: Undermining deterrence”


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