International Relations Middle East Politics

Ten Years Since The Arab Spring

The thing which is to focus on is what it has achieved so far? The high hopes and expectations were not fulfilled. The status quo was overthrown and replaced by a new status quo in some countries and destruction, additionally, for some countries. There is a serious lack of communication between the opposing parties, demonstrators, governments, and external forces. When the conflicts started, they had to be managed because once they started and were not closely managed, they become out of control. The Middle East now is seemingly an amalgam of conflicts and instability among other things.

India Kashmir Politics War

5th Generation Warfare: War of Narratives and the Kashmir Issue

Today, the analysts have agreed that the current era is the era of fifth-generation warfare. It is the most complex of all warfare generations as there is so much ambiguity in defining it due to its vast domain. Marine Lt Col Stanton Coerr described it as a generation of warfare “espoused by [the likes of] al Qaeda… with aspirations of setting up alternative political systems… they’re opportunists, intent only on destruction. But even pointless violence can have a perverse logic, for the sudden, irrational destruction undermines the idea that nations… are viable in the modern world.” This can be achieved by creating frustration among the masses or creating a conflict in ideologies and identities.