New ISI chief to be named soon: Report

PTI | Sep 19, 2014, 06.11 AM IST ISI is likely to be named next week amid political turmoil in the coup-prone country. ISLAMABAD: The new chief of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI is likely to be named next week amid political turmoil in the coup-prone country, according to a media report.The appointment is expected as…

Gulf of Aden Security Review – July 7, 2014

  Yemen: AQAP militants attack Saudi border post in Hadramawt; AQAP releases statement to Facebook; AQAP militants attack al Houthi checkpoint in al Jawf; suspected AQAP militants detonate SVEST and ambush military vehicle in Abyan; Yemeni military and Islah militias clash with al Houthis; Yemeni Air Force bombs al Houthi positions in Amran and Sana’a…

Vladimir Putin’s long—and very dangerous—game

Leon Aron | American Enterprise Institute May 01, 2014 Reuters Key points in this Outlook: Vladimir Putin is exploiting the Ukrainian revolution—specifically, by manufacturing “crises” in Crimea and eastern Ukraine and nationalist euphoria and anti-Western paranoia at home—to fashion a more repressive and increasingly unpredictable Russian dictatorship for life. With the Russian economy heading for…