World International Affairs India and Pakistan have once again threatened to descend into war after a recent exchange of hostilities across their mutually-disputed border, leading the state of their rival armed forces to capture international attention. Following the suicide bombing two weeks ago that killed more than 40 Indian troops and was claimed by a Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim militant group, the Indian air force on Tuesday conducted strikes on what it said were jihadi camps across the contested Line of Control on the Kashmir border region. The following day, Pakistan reportedly downed two Indian MiG-21 jets, arresting the pilot of one, while India claimed to have destroyed a Pakistani F-16. The actual events of the past couple of days remain hazy as contradictory statements have emerged from both sides, but the heightened risk of a greater conflict was clear. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan struck a conciliatory tone, promising to release the captured Indian … [Read more...] about India vs. Pakistan: As War Threats Loom, Here’s How the Nuclear Rivals’ Militaries Compare
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This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com India’s Open Magazine: The West gets constantly surprised by Iran Effects of 1979 Islamic Revolution on the Mideast and the world Iran and India vs Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and China Massive terror attack on Iran’s IRGC Coming soon: World View: The Conflict between China and Japan, by John J. Xenakis India’s Open Magazine: The West gets constantly surprised by Iran The following interview appeared on Wednesday in India’s Open Magazine: Available on Amazon13 February 2019 The West gets constantly surprised by Iran because of their universal stupidity, says John J. Xenakis. On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, an American scholar talks about its impact on world politics by John J Xenakis John J. Xenakis juggles multiple careers: that of a software engineer, historian, journalist, analyst and author. The American scholar, who has developed what he calls the “generational … [Read more...] about World View: India’s Open Magazine: The West Gets Constantly Surprised by Iran
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Kenya’s leaked BRI contract reveals shocking China debt trap details Leaked clauses in Kenya-China BRI contract Uganda’s auditor warns that Uganda may be in similar China debt trap as Kenya India pledges $1.4 billion to Maldives to help with China debt trap Kenya’s leaked BRI contract reveals shocking China debt trap details China has signed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) contracts with dozens of countries with the requirement that the details be kept secret, even from the countries’ ministers or central banks. It has always been clear that the reason why China demanded total secrecy was that these contracts are extremely favorable to China and are used for “debt trap diplomacy,” allowing China to take control of a country’s infrastructure when it is unable to make the loan payments. The poster child for debt trap diplomacy is China’s seizure of control of the Port of … [Read more...] about World View: Kenya’s Leaked BRI Contract Reveals Shocking China Debt Trap Details
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Maldives in crisis as China-backed incumbent president Yameen loses election Yameen’s defeat is also a defeat for China’s ‘debt trap diplomacy’ Maldives in crisis as China-backed incumbent president Yameen loses election People in the Maldives islands today are in something of a shock, as the results of Sunday’s presidential elections appear to indicate that the incumbent president Abdulla Yameen has decisively lost to his opponent, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. With more than 80 percent of the ballots counted on Sunday night, Solih was winning by 58-41 percent of the vote. The results will be announced officially on Friday, but this 17 percent lead is thought to be insurmountable. The Maldives is a 1,200 island archipelago in the Indian Ocean at the southern tip of India. More than 260,000 of the Maldives’ 400,000 people were eligible to vote at about 400 polling stations across the islands. … [Read more...] about World View: Maldives in Crisis as China-Backed Incumbent President Loses Election
World U.S. Military Iran With President Donald Trump continuing to practice diplomatic brinkmanship via Twitter, U.S.-Iranian tensions appear to be reaching boiling point—as they have done several times since Trump entered the Oval Office.The president’s latest outburst was in response to comments from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who said: “Peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”Trump fired back in all capital letters, warning his Iranian counterpart to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN.”To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!Recommended Slideshows76The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World59The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World61Every … [Read more...] about America vs Iran: Can U.S. Military Win a War Against Islamic Republic?