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Security & Defence Briefing – Crisis and escalation in Iraq, the Indian Navy, Brazil’s decision to purchase the Gripen, Pakistan’s garrison state, and a security and defence round-​up
This week’s briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director When Words Speak Louder Than Actions: Why Choosing Your Words Carefully Matters in International Politics, by Rob Cook Roundtable summary: The Indian Navy, by Meaghan Hobman …
When Words Speak Louder Than Actions: Why Choosing Your Words Carefully Matters in International Politics
Contrary to the handling of the civil war in Syria, the West in general, and the United States in particular, are showing a degree of political and diplomatic savvy in dealing with the current problems in Iraq. The Islamic State certainly represents …
The Garrison State’s Civil-​Military Divide, Part 3: Pakistan’s National Security and Intelligence Apparatus
Adnan Qaiser discusses Pakistan’s civil-​military imbalance in the context of its political system, military establishment’s mindset and national security constraints in this three-​part series. This is the final post in a three-​part series. …
The Garrison State’s Civil-​Military Divide, Part 2: Pakistan Military’s Mindset, Support Base and Legitimacy
Adnan Qaiser discusses Pakistan’s civil-​military imbalance in the context of its political system, military establishment’s mindset and national security constraints in this three-​part series. This is the second post in a three-​part series.…
Roundtable summary: The Indian Navy
The following is a summary of the CDA Institute roundtable on the subject of the Indian Navy, held in Ottawa on 7 August 2014. These roundtable discussions are held under the Chatham House Rule. This summary reflects the author’s perce…
Brazil’s Decade Long Decision: The Gripen
Andrei Serbin Pont provides analysis on Brazil’s decision to procure the Saab Gripen as it’s next combat aircraft. By Andrei Serbin Pont In December 2013, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced the decision regarding the country…
The Garrison State’s Civil-​Military Divide, Part 1: Reality of Pakistan’s Democracy and Politics
Adnan Qaiser discusses Pakistan’s civil-​military imbalance in the context of its political system, military establishment’s mindset and national security constraints in this three-​part series. By Adnan Qaiser The impression th…
Security & Defence Briefing – Putin’s strategic mind, Middle East tensions, Pakistan’s relationship with the Taliban, the plight of the Royal Canadian Navy, security and defence round-​up
This week’s briefing contains: From the Desk of the Executive Director When Success Breeds Failure: How Putin’s Winning Reputation May Be a Double-​Edged Sword, by Rob Cook How to turn a scorched-​earth Gaza into a path to peace, by George Petrole…
Snake Charming the Taliban: Pakistan’s Paralysis or Fight Dilemma, Part 2
Adnan Qaiser discusses the role of the Taliban in Pakistan and the dithering of the political leadership over terrorist issues. This post is the second in a two-​part series, please click here for part one. By Adnan Qaiser The …
When Success Breeds Failure: How Putin’s Winning Reputation May Be a Double-​Edged Sword
As Europe and the US react to the recent and tragic shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, it seems that Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally been stripped of the strategic initiative in the Ukraine crisis. Throughout the ordeal, Ru…

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