Strategic Perspectives Through Research and Dialogue

ACDC News and Views- Weekly (August 18 – 24, 2021)

1. Iran: Japanese FM discusses nuclear deal, Afghanistan turmoilhttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/22/japanese-fm-discusses-nuclear-deal-afghanistan-in-tehran 2. Russia begins constructing nuclear submarines amid increasing friction with Westhttps://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/23/russia-begins-constructing-nuclear-submarines-amid/ 3. Satellite Imagery Shows Russia Readying...

ACDC News and Views- Weekly (Oct 20-Oct 26, 2021)

1.Pakistan urges steps to offset threats to regional, int'l securityhttps://tribune.com.pk/story/2325562/pakistan-urges-steps-to-offset-threats-to-regional-intl-security​ 2.India Could Deploy Hypersonic Missiles Earliest By 2025; Likely To Be Modelled On Russian Zircon...

ACDC News and Views- Weekly (Jan 26-Feb 1, 2022)

1.Aussies unveil new hypersonics center, signal distance from Ukraine crisishttps://breakingdefense.com/2022/01/aussies-unveil-new-hypersonics-center-signal-distance-from-ukraine-crisis/ 2. Australia’s Future Fund has invested over $90m in weapons manufacturer Raytheonhttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jan/31/australias-future-fund-has-invested-over-90m-in-weapons-manufacturer-raytheon 3.Deal/ No Deal: Iran...

ACDC News and Views- Weekly (Feb 2-8, 2022)

1. Biden administration restores Iran sanctions waiver as time runs out to salvage nuclear dealhttps://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/04/politics/iran-civil-nuclear-waiver-restored/index.html 2. U.S. Sees Iran’s Nuclear Program as Too Advanced to...

ACDC News and Views- Weekly (April 6-12, 2022)

1.Pakistan carries out successful flight test of Shaheen-III ballistic missile https://www.dawn.com/news/1684188  ​ 2.India to sign agreement on space exploration with US during 2+2 meeting in Washington...

ACDC News and Views- Weekly (April 13-19, 2022)

1.N Korea tests new weapon that ‘will boost nuclear capabilities’ https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/4/17/n-korea-tests-new-weapon-that-will-enhance-nuclear-capability 2.Russia threatens new nuclear deployments if Sweden, Finland join NATO https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/14/russia-threatens-new-nuclear-deployments-if-sweden-finland-join-nato.html 3.Despite US pressure, Russia...

ACDC News and Views- Weekly (April 27 May 3, 2022)

1.U.S. not shutting door on possible Iran nuclear deal — for now https://www.axios.com/us-not-shutting-door-on-possible-iran-nuclear-deal-for-now-66fd7f47-48a0-4c07-bd54-1c762c6c86eb.html 2.West ‘has given up hope’ of revived Iran nuclear deal, say expert...

ACDC News and Views- Weekly (May 18 – 24, 2022)

1. US seeks to wean India from Russia weapons with arms-aid packagehttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/us-seeks-to-wean-india-from-russia-weapons-with-arms-aid-package/articleshow/91630428.cms 2. Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine, Zelenskiy mocks 'wonder weapon'https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-touts-new-generation-blinding-laser-weapons-2022-05-18/ 3.Iran denies...

ACDC NEWS & VIEWS (July 6 – 13, 2022)

1."Contradictory, Inconsistent": Iran On Joe Biden's Nuclear Deal Policy https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/contradictory-inconsistent-iran-on-joe-bidens-nuclear-deal-policy-3149866 2.Iran switches to advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment — IAEAhttps://www.dw.com/en/iran-switches-to-advanced-centrifuges-for-uranium-enrichment-iaea/a-62420048 3.US imposes new Iran sanctions amid efforts...

ACDC NEWS & VIEWS (September 22 – 28, 2022)

1.Pakistan to probe audio leaks, PM Office security breach issue https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/pakistan-to-probe-audio-leaks-pm-office-security-breach-issue-1.90854992 2.Defence Ministry signs a deal for dual role Surface-to-Surface BrahMos missile https://www.livemint.com/news/india/defence-ministry-signs-a-deal-for-dual-role-surface-to-surface-brahmos-missile-11663850728044.html 3.Russia steps up attacks with...

RECENT PUBLICATIONS