This is a brief historical narrative about the evolution of the Indian Space program by Kartik Bommakanti. According to the author, Vikram Sarabhai, the late Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) played a key role in expansion of the ISRO that achieved the “requisite technical proficiency for Research and Development (R&D) of all complex satellite systems.”
In this analysis, Dr. Simon Leitch downplays the risk of Russia’s further extension beyond Crimea.In Leitch’s words: “If I were in Putin’s shoes right now I would be happy with things the way they are. Crimea in the pocket, NATO humiliated and Ukraine politically divided – it’s a good week’s work for the Kremlin.”
Nusaybah Yusuf in this concluding part of Alochonaa’s Madrassa series, explains how Islamic schools in Bangladesh have contributed to the increased access in education and added value to student lives in a context public spending for education is low and poverty is widespread.
The American Political Scientist Kenneth Waltz in his 1981 controversial paper ‘The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better’ argued that proliferation of nuclear weapons would discourage countries to engage in a nuclear war as the cost of conflict would be too high to be profitable. In this essay Liam Maddrell rejects Kenneth Walz and explains why Waltz was wrong.
In this essay an Edinburgh based artist Ross M Brown deconstructs space and time through architectural images used in cinematic works of the Russian film maker Andrei Tarkovsky.
In this article Dr. Simon Leitch assesses the role of NATO and economic sanctions in the Ukraine crisis. He concludes that economic interdependence will insulate Russia from serious economic consequences whilst attempts by NATO to interject itself into the situation are misguided and doomed to fail.
Dr Simon Leitch takes a look at the logic behind Russia’s actions in Ukraine and advocates for a different mix of threats and promises towards Russia to diffuse the escalating situation.