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Early Nuclear Indicators in the US’ Interim National Security Strategic Guidance
Dr Manpreet Sethi | 11 Apr , 2021 0 comments
Early Nuclear Indicators in the US’ Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

President Joe Biden’s administration has been quick off the mark to retrieve control on many domestic and foreign policy fronts: reining in the COVID-19 health emergency, extending New START, reassuring allies on US commitment to extended deterrence, reinforcing partnerships, looking for ways to reinstate the Iran deal, and generally engaging...

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Tibet: Not Liberated Yet
Claude Arpi | 10 Apr , 2021 0 comments

Despite the fact that the Chinese propaganda machinery is working day and night to make the world believe that the people in Tibet are the happiest on the planet, Beijing is nervous, very nervous. Just a look at the situation in Tibet and Xinjiang shows that Xi Jinping is not fully controlling ‘his minorities’ areas (as they are called by...

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Pakistan’s Olive Branch to India March 2021 Perceptionaly under China’s Nudge
Dr Subhash Kapila | 09 Apr , 2021 1 comment
Pakistan’s Olive Branch to India March 2021 Perceptionaly under China’s Nudge

Pakistan’s extending an olive branch to India repeated twice since January 2021 by Pakistan Army Chief has analytically not arisen from some divine revelation but seems to be under China’s nudge. China seems to have concluded that emerging geopolitical geometries will impose heavy costs on its Pakistan Army’s strategic patronage. China...

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The Myanmar Conundrum

Since the general elections in Myanmar in November 2020, the Myanmar military, known as Tatmadaw, has been refuting the results, alleging large scale rigging. Their appeal, against the election verdict was turned down by the Election Commission, much to their annoyance.  In January 2021 top military commanders of Tatmadaw visited Beijing and on...

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The Colonizers’ Dilemma
Claude Arpi | 07 Apr , 2021 0 comments

According to the website China Tibet News, many young Tibetans applied for recruitment in the Chinese Army in the first half of 2021. This was the first post Covid-19 recruitment exercise for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), after the confrontation with the Indian Army in Ladakh. Normally, recruitment happens twice a year all over China;...

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