October, 2015 Indian Subcontinent

Reuters / Ueslei Marcelino

Pepe Escobar 

Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.
And the loss of empire increasingly manifests itself in myriad moves by selected players aiming towards a multipolar world.

Editorial Desk
There's no mistaking it any longer: the self-styled Islamic State is making inroads in Pakistan.In a militancy-riven landscape like that of Pakistan, where violent extremist groups have had a long run virtually unimpeded by state action until recently, this signifies a dangerous new dimension in the war against terrorism.

A Brief History of the US Navy in the Indian Ocean

Akhilesh Pillalamarri
As it celebrates its 240th birthday, the U.S. Navy would do well to keep the Indian Ocean in mind.


By AT Editor
The United States is exploring an option that could pave the way for a civil nuclear deal with Pakistan like the one concluded with India in 2005, says a report published in The Washington Post Wednesday.

Zakir Hussain
The fall of Kunduz seems to have set in motion a domino effect with the Afghan Taliban forces threatening to overrun the other neighbouring northern Afghan provinces.

Debalina Ghoshal, YaleGlobal

Open for trade, Iran may test two rivalries – its own with Saudi Arabia, another between Pakistan and India
NEW DELHI: The Iranian nuclear deal, if implemented, could alter many strategic equations in West Asia, including Iran’s relations with neighbors India and Pakistan.