Written by Seth G. Jones, Foreign Affairs
More than five years after the Arab Springbegan, the euphoria that accompanied the region’s early uprisings has been replaced by a dogged realism. From the indignant graffiti scrawled on walls across Tunis to the war-torn neighborhoods of Damascus and Tripoli, the region and the world’s hopes of establishing peace and democracy have largely faded. Take Tunisia, where the street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on... ...
Written by BDJ Desk
March 10, 2016
King Khalid Military City (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Warplanes roared overhead, tanks rumbled across the desert and smoke filled the sky Thursday for the final day of what Saudi Arabia billed as the region's biggest-ever military exercises.
The 12-day "Northern Thunder" manoeuvres in the kingdom's northeast included 20 nations from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Saudi officials said... ...
Written by BDJ Desk
Pakistan Navy on 09 April conducted a successful test –fire of shore-based anti-ship missile ‘Zarb aimed at consolidating its defense capability.
The missile was fired from a strategic point located at a coastal area which successfully hit its target in the Arabian sea... ...
Written by Md Tamim Chowdhury
The success Pakistan got in operation Desert Hawk in April 1965 made them enthusiastic. President Ayub Khan approved an operation to strengthen Pakistan’s claim on Kashmir code named Operation Gibraltar. In August 1965, under the cover of Kashmiri Mujahidin and civilian, twenty six thousand Pakistani soldiers intruded Kashmir to initiate an armed uprising. Their objective was to capture Kashmir but many of them were arrested... ...
Written by Major General M A Halim psc (Retd)
Connection, contact, connectivity or reaching desire destination- all these are the words which implies the same meaning i.e. communication. Communication plays a very vital role in all spheres of living creatures of the earth. For creation, advancement and development one has to communicate with other. Individual, societies or for that matter countries can’t remain isolated, they have to exchange ideas, views, sorrow and happiness and share these with each other for the betterment for themselves. The only way to accomplish these is by communication.
Written by Fakhrul Islam
Vietnam has turned into one of the world’s most active arms importers, with Hanoi buying more weaponry than wealthy Asian countries like South Korea and Singapore. During the period of 2011-2015, Vietnam has emerged as the eighth- largest arms importer which is a huge leap from the previous five-year period when it was in 43rd place... ...
Written by Mustafa Akyol, The Daily News
The suicide bombing of last Sunday not only killed 35 innocent souls in the middle of Turkey’s capital. It also highlighted the depth of the crisis that Turkey has been drawn into in the past three years – a crisis that is getting worse and worse, thanks to the vicious cycle between similarly zealous political actors... ...
Written by Col Mahmud ur Rahman Choudhury, psc (Retd)
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Written by JPOST EDITORIAL, Jerusalem Post
The entire world is being held hostage to violence by a lunatic organization intent upon world domination.
The latest atrocity by the world’s leading Islamist terrorist group, Islamic State, is certainly not going to be among the last, unless an emergency international effort is mounted to meet its threat... ...
Written by Ahmed Sharif
The rich land named Bengal
The people living in the land of Bengal had always had a love-hate relationship with water. It is probably the only land on earth where three major rivers (Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna) collide and end up at sea, creating a superhighway of wealth and prosperity. Abundant rainfall fills the rivers during monsoon and cuts the alluvial plain, giving it its unique shifting nature. Sub-tropical climate and alluvial soil make it one of the richest lands on earth in term of natural resources... ...