August 2018

Civil Aviation Dominates the Sky at Farnborough Air Show, 2018

For one week every other summer, Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England becomes the epicentre of global aviation where aerospace majors show off their latest and greatest. This year South Asia Defence and Strategic Review’s team was there to cover the eventful show.  The Airshow which was  held from 16 to 22 July boasted of success in commercial terms, though the same may not be said in terms of footfalls and overall enthusiasm. Combat aircraft were conspicuous by their absence.

America First : The New Policy

Breaking Existing Norms

It takes years, if not decades to establish international institutions and orders. And yet, destroying them is surprisingly easy, especially if you happen to be the most powerful man in the world. As Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, sets out on his policy of ‘America First’ - which is fast translating into ‘America Only’-he is dismantling existing institutions and establishments, reshaping global equations and threatens to bring in a New World Order.