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Hiroshima Marks the 74th Anniversary

Hiroshima-Nagasaki 74 Years Later

Seventy-four years have passed since the atomic bombing of peaceful Japanese cities, and humanity’s horror at the nightmare of this weapon remains acute. That horror is now one of the reasons why no country in the world can employ nuclear weapons against anyone without being punished. In that sense, the victims of Hiroshima did not suffer in vain.

5-days war

08.08.08 – The Five-Day War

The short-term military conflict between Russia and Georgia started on August 8, 2008 after Georgian forces launched an attack against the self-proclaimed Republic of South Ossetia and a contingent of Russian peacekeepers who remained in the region on a license from the Commonwealth of Independent States political bloc. Russia’s military […]

Supertanker Grace I

Caught In The Strait

The seizures of vessels constitute a recipe for a tit-for-tat calamity.  We are already seeing the bitter fruit of the harvest arising out of the seizure of Grace I. Two oil tankers – the UK registered Stena Impero, and the Mesdar, another Liberian registered vessel though British operated – were subsequently seized in the Strait of Hormuz.

End of INF treaty

Cheering A New Arms Race: The End Of The INF

There is bound to be an initial boost in expenditure and testing on weapons that would have otherwise been banned by the INF.  A mini-arms race is in the offing: to each its degree of deserving lunacy.  There will also be, if the views of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg are anything to go by, an increased emphasis on improving missile defences.