Articles in Geopolitics

America Comes Full Circle in Afghanistan

America Comes Full Circle in Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jul , 2021

Speaking to reporters at White House on July 8, US President Joe Biden announced rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would conclude by August 31. He said, the US had achieved what it...

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Eastern Turkistan: Struggle for a nation-state

Eastern Turkistan: Struggle for a nation-state

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2021

The Arab and Persian historians of medieval times have written very little about the Uyghurs of Eastern Turkistan, their history, culture and life.  They generally included them in the broader...

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The “Right Freedom of Speech” is not good for US Democracy

The “Right Freedom of Speech” is not good for US Democracy

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2021

Free speech has long been a cornerstone of American society. The US Constitution guaranteesthat no one shall be prosecuted for expressing his or her opinion. However, within the past few years the...

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Ominous Signals for Kashmir

Ominous Signals for Kashmir

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 09 Jul , 2021

What is Delhi cooking for Jammu and Kashmir? This question is being raised at many a place these days, following the all-party meeting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted recently. This...

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Pakistan: Where the Military Lectures Legislators on Political Correctness

Pakistan: Where the Military Lectures Legislators on Political Correctness

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jul , 2021

“The perception that the ISI [Inter Services Intelligence of Pakistan army] may be involved in or interferes with matters with which an intelligence agency should not be concerned with,...

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Drone Jihad

Drone Jihad

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jul , 2021

The drone attack on the Jammu Air Force Base by Pakistan coincides with the Indian Government’s political initiatives with regard to J&K. Certainly, the Pakistani establishment had pinned great...

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Iran elects a New President: Implications

Iran elects a New President: Implications

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2021

On 18 June 2021, Iran went to polls. Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner who headed Iran’s Judiciary and is acknowledged to succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the Supreme Leader,was elected the new...

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India must shed its Good Boy Image

India must shed its Good Boy Image

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 05 Jul , 2021

In this game of power, a nation that is able to quickly arrest the spread of virus within its own territory as well as research, develop and manufacture the vaccines, wins. For this to happen, a...

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Recruiting Tibetans in the Liberation Army: not an easy task

Recruiting Tibetans in the Liberation Army: not an easy task

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 04 Jul , 2021

The issue of recruiting Tibetans in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has recently come up in the Indian media. It is presently not easy to find out what is true and what is exaggerated, but I...

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Change of Leaderships in US, Iran and Israel: A Political Synthesis

Change of Leaderships in US, Iran and Israel: A Political Synthesis

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2021

The West Asian region has been perpetually in turmoil due to Israel-Iran standoff and sectarian divide with primacy of religious narratives alongside complicity of external forces. Israeli...

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Challenges for Naya Jammu & Kashmir: Summer of 2021

Challenges for Naya Jammu & Kashmir: Summer of 2021

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jul , 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the roadmap for Naya Jammu & Kashmir with successful completion of the All–Party Meet convened by him at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg on 24 June. The meeting which has many...

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Wrong Pentagon Policy

Wrong Pentagon Policy

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jul , 2021

Modern warfare is waged with high-tech weapons. Each battle fought eats up loads of ammunition and modern weapons systems need spare parts and fuel. All this meaning that no military action is...

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Afghan Vacuum and the Neighbouring Aspirants

Afghan Vacuum and the Neighbouring Aspirants

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2021

The implosion of the then Soviet Union in 1991 had created a vacuum in its Muslim dominated Central Asian Republics. Three neighbouring Islamic countries, Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia jumped...

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Has China Pressed the United States against the Wall?

Has China Pressed the United States against the Wall?

By: Ivaylo Valchev | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 30 Jun , 2021

Post elections, the United States (US) seems to have lost illusions about its biggest trading partner and the new administration has adopted the hardline policy of the Trump administration. The...

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Jammu and Kashmir: On Course for the Political Process

Jammu and Kashmir: On Course for the Political Process

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jun , 2021

The Government of India invited political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for a meeting in Delhi chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The centre gave no agenda for the meeting and placed no...

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Shah Mehmood Qureshi: Maverick or Islamabad’s ‘Sounding Board’?

Shah Mehmood Qureshi: Maverick or Islamabad’s ‘Sounding Board’?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2021

On June 24, The Express Tribune reported that “Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday [June 23] India was making attempts to misuse the forum of the Financial Action Task Force...

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