It’s a pleasure and an honour to be a regular invitee to Armed Forces training establishments to participate in seminars or deliver guest lectures. The quality of awareness of members of various courses is so high these days that one had better be well prepared for the interactive sessions.
Cryptocurrencies such as the Bitcoin’s gold, Ethereum, Zcash, Litecoin, Dash, Ripple, Monero etc. have created enormous excitement among the global financial community. Some states have adopted cryptocurrency as a legal form of payments and tool of exchange, and others have set timelines for its implementation. Interestingly, a few have chosen to annul its usage and announced their own version of cryptocurrency.
South Asia Defence and Strategic Review has been conducting an annual symposium on Future Armoured Vehicles. The eighth edition thereof was conducted in league with the ‘Centre for Joint Warfare Studies’ on 15 and 16 Nov 2017 at the DRDO Auditorium New Delhi.
Sometime in 2003, the US State Department analyzed and deduced that the US and the West were involved in a Long War with the Islamic civilization, a war which could well continue for over a hundred years. The broad consensus was that the Islamic civilization was going through the inevitable phase of reformation, which hits faiths after sustained periods, to bring them at par with modernism.
This is the last of three articles on the security impacts of climate change. The first demonstrated some of the more relevant manifestations of higher surface, tropospheric, and ocean temperatures that impact societal insecurity and instability at the local, national, and transnational levels.
On the surface, it seemed innocuous enough. It was just a meeting of officials from the Foreign Departments of India, USA, Japan and Australia on the sidelines of the meetings of world leaders at the ASEAN Summit in Manila. What was significant was the agenda of the meeting. It was to develop the framework of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between the four nations.