Articles in Geopolitics

Constitutional changes in J&K stand validated by the international community

Constitutional changes in J&K stand validated by the international community

By: Col Jaibans Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2021

The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) witnessed the usual fireworks between India and Pakistan. The ball was set rolling, as usual, by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan...

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First In-Person Quad Leaders Summit

First In-Person Quad Leaders Summit

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Sep , 2021

The first in-person Quad Leaders Summit in the White House between US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Australian Prime...

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Punishing future Pakistani terror provocations

Punishing future Pakistani terror provocations

By: Ali Ahmed | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2021

A leading scholar-strategist, Professor Rajesh Rajagopalan, opined recently: “With the US (United States) no longer needing Pakistan in the critical manner it did before – and with...

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China’s Bungee Jumping

China’s Bungee Jumping

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2021

Bungee jumping always is thrilling especially knowing that the chord will prevent ones head hitting the ground. But there have been fatalities in bungee jumping although America’s National...

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India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

India’s Extended Neighbourhood in Turmoil: Afghanistan – A Vacuum or a...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 26 Sep , 2021

“The Iraqi and Afghan wars have not ‘ended.’ Only America’s involvement has ‘ended.’ …When a country leaves a war before achieving victory it is not called leaving. It is called...

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China Afghan Taliban Awkward Embrace

China Afghan Taliban Awkward Embrace

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Sep , 2021

As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan and leaves a security vacuum there, is China moving in by cozying up to the Taliban? On July 28, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang...

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India’s Wait and Watch in Afghanistan: The Strategic Space

India’s Wait and Watch in Afghanistan: The Strategic Space

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 36.3, Jul-Sep 2021 | Date: 24 Sep , 2021

Under no circumstances Pakistan will ever allow the Quetta Shura led Taliban an upper hand in the affairs of Afghanistan. It comes as little surprise to witness the return of Taliban fighters back...

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The Great Afghan Betrayal: A Palace Coup?

The Great Afghan Betrayal: A Palace Coup?

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2021

In a series of articles exclusive to Canary Trap, investigative journalist, VK Shashikumar stitches together accounts of staff members who worked in President Ashraf Ghani’s administration. This...

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The Afghan Disaster: Lessons our Military must Heed

The Afghan Disaster: Lessons our Military must Heed

By: Brig Deepak Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2021

It may seem a case of “I told you so”, but it was predestined that the United States would always lose in Afghanistan. Off course, while withdrawals tend to be untidy affairs, the manner of...

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Pakistan’s Achilles Heel

Pakistan’s Achilles Heel

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2021

Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, a hard-line radical who also served on Pervez Musharraf’s cabinet, recently offered conditional amnesty to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan...

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Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

Will the AUKUS alliance eclipse the Quad?

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2021

The trilateral alliance among Australia, UK and the US (AUKUS), recently announced by President Biden from the White House, has given rise to two controversies. One is whether it undervalues and...

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Tough Road Ahead for Taliban

Tough Road Ahead for Taliban

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2021

The Taliban after much wait has announced its 33-member interim cabinet. This new government is exclusively Taliban, and almost all the ministers are of Pashtun ethnicity. Women have no positions...

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US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

US Boots-on-the-Ground in India?: Focus on Afghanistan

By: Maj Gen S G Vombatkere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Sep , 2021

The US Administration is embarrassed by its capitulation to Taliban (signing a peace treaty with Taliban at Doha, February 2020, to allow withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan), the sudden...

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China’s Rising Shenanigans Sprouts AUKUS

China’s Rising Shenanigans Sprouts AUKUS

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2021

With signs of Beijing seemingly escaping from releasing the Wuhan Virus, China’s aggressive moves are on the rise, buoyed by the America’s humiliation in Afghanistan. Beijing has brushed...

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