Here We Go Again: Syrian Deja Vu

The recent escalation in Syria, with the US attacking for the first time directly the Syrian territory, has taken many by surprise and confusion. To some commentators, is the sign of the unpredictability of Donald Trump, for others the continuous with a policy always directed to the change of regimes, for others more is the … Continue reading Here We Go Again: Syrian Deja Vu

India-US Relations: A common goal may not be enough

The relations between US and India have not always been easy but without doubt the two countries are increasingly looking at strengthening their partnership. Although they still maintain some differences, it is a common strategic interest that is bringing them together. Key recent developments include the rapid growth of India's economy and bilateral trade, the … Continue reading India-US Relations: A common goal may not be enough

South Korea’s Hyunmoo: A Guardian of the Northern Sky or its Destroyer?

On 1 October 2013, South Korea held an impressive military parade to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of its armed forces, seen by many as a visible warning to deter provocations from North Korea. During the parade, South Korea publicly displayed for the first time newly locally-developed cruise missiles: the Hyunmoo-2, with a range … Continue reading South Korea’s Hyunmoo: A Guardian of the Northern Sky or its Destroyer?

North Korea’s Nuclear Test: A Blast Into Reality

North Korea confirmed that has successfully carried out a nuclear test, sparking as usual wider condemnation around the world. The test was conducted underground and confirmed after seismic activity was detected at North Korea's nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, with a magnitude of 4.9 the US Geological Survey said. It is still unclear the exact data on … Continue reading North Korea’s Nuclear Test: A Blast Into Reality

North Korea’s Unha-3 Test: Scientific Achievement or Building a Deterrent?

After four attempts, North Korea successfully test fired a space booster and put into orbit its first satellite. The move, which sparked wide condemnation as a masked long range ballistic missile test, also shocked for the rapidity with which the poor country recovered from the failure in April 2012. On 12 December 2012, North Korea launched … Continue reading North Korea’s Unha-3 Test: Scientific Achievement or Building a Deterrent?

Kashmir Dispute: no end in sight

The Kashmir dispute represents an unresolved issue affecting not only the direct interested countries but also the regional security. A solution is still far from being obtained and escaped any tentative of a peaceful settlement.  India, Pakistan, China and the people of Kashmir are still locked in a status quo not acceptable for any of … Continue reading Kashmir Dispute: no end in sight

South China Sea Dispute: a 21st Century Battlefield?

722GRUJDCBDB The South China Sea is one of those areas of the world where old territorial disputes are increasing political and diplomatic tensions among the bordering powers. The disputes, that are based not only on political prestige or on territorial claims, are increased by strategic and economic factors. The above has generated in recent years concerns … Continue reading South China Sea Dispute: a 21st Century Battlefield?