Articles in Geopolitics

Return of Jiang

Return of Jiang

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 Nov , 2010

China has the most opaque political system in the world. The only way to guess what is going on behind the walls of Zhongnanhai (residences-cum-offices of the top Chinese leadership) is to watch...

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High-speed rail between Yunnan and Myanmar on agenda

High-speed rail between Yunnan and Myanmar on agenda

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

The “People’s Daily Online” has carried the following report on November 22, 2010. Construction of a high-speed rail link between Yunnan province and neighboring Myanmar, part of a project to...

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The Chinese vision of Sino-Pak strategic partnership : II

The Chinese vision of Sino-Pak strategic partnership : II

By: Prof. Priyadarshi Mukherji | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 18 Nov , 2010

China’s Maritime Ambitions China’s ambition for maritime supremacy in the South Asian region can be seen in a military website6 dated 26 February 2009. In the report titled “The Indian...

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China defends decision to dam the Brahmaputra

China defends decision to dam the Brahmaputra

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Nov , 2010

In continuing disregard of India’s major concern over the implications of the daming of the Brahmaputra River in order to construct a hydel power station at Zangmu in the so-called Tibet...

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India and Aung San Suu Kyi : Quo Vadis?

India and Aung San Suu Kyi : Quo Vadis?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

In her speeches, statements and interviews since her release from house arrest by the military Junta , Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar pro-democracy leader, has already given some indication of her...

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Anti-India mindset entrenched in Pakistan

Anti-India mindset entrenched in Pakistan

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

New Delhi, India – If a recent report in the leading U.S. daily The Wall Street Journal is to be believed, the Obama administration is to intensify efforts to make India resolve its tensions...

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The normalization of relations between India and Israel: II

The normalization of relations between India and Israel: II

By: Moshe Yegar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Rising India | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

The First Signs of Change As has been pointed out already, in December 1991 India was among the countries that voted in favor of the annulment of the U.N. resolution, which equated Zionism with...

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Role of China as Pakistan's nuclear and missile patron

Role of China as Pakistan's nuclear and missile patron

By: Dr Monika Chansoria | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

As fighting intensifies in the Swat Valley and other tribal regions in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, the worsening security situation in the Af–Pak region coupled with the seeming...

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The normalization of relations between India and Israel : I

The normalization of relations between India and Israel : I

By: Moshe Yegar | Issue: Book Excerpt: Rising India | Date: 14 Nov , 2010

India gained independence in 1947, and Israel followed within several months – in May 1948. But official diplomatic relations between the two countries were established only in January 1992....

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China : Is it enough to just watch?

China : Is it enough to just watch?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2010

Foreign Minister SM Krishna says he is ‘watchful on China projects near border’. According to newspapers’ reports: “India asserted that it keeps a ‘constant watch’ on all developments having a...

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Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

Wen to combine visit to Pakistan with visit to India?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Nov , 2010

Pakistani agency journalists accompanying President Asif Ali Zardari on his present visit to Guangzhou in China to attend the inaugural function of the 16th Asian Games, have reported that...

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Radical Islam : Terror is the tool

Radical Islam : Terror is the tool

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 13 Nov , 2010

Time has arrived for the unspoken to be spoken i.e. Radical Islam is at war with India. The objectives of the war are to destroy India as a nation, with a composite culture and multi-ethnic...

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Obama's visit : US, India & China

Obama's visit : US, India & China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

On his way to China in November,2009, President Barack Obama had made his first halt in Japan to underline the importance attached by him to the USA’s relations with Japan, with which it has a...

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Pakistan: dialogue process will end only in frustration

Pakistan: dialogue process will end only in frustration

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

A continuous pressure emanates from a segment of the Indian elite for maintaining a dialogue process with Pakistan, directly or indirectly, for a solution to Indo–Pak problems. No doubt...

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Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

Obama's Visit : Focus on Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

During the entire three-day visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6 to 8, 2010, the Indian public focus remained disproportionately on what he had to say on Pakistan’s continued...

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Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2010

A comprehensive roadmap for giving shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership has been the most important outcome of the very successful visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6...

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India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Nov , 2010

The Government of India has sought to play down the worrisome implications of China’s new policy on Kashmir favouring Pakistan, its growing strategic presence in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of...

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Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Nov , 2010

Our Foreign Secretary in a recent talk has stated that “India’s efforts to bridge the trust deficit and pave the way for a serious and comprehensive dialogue were thwarted by a level of...

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Media: the Force-Multiplier

Media: the Force-Multiplier

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 16.1 Jan-Mar 2001 | Date: 03 Nov , 2010

Media can mar or make the war efforts. Enhance or rubbish the image within minutes if the communication skills remain poor. There was a time when whatever little the military public relations...

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Tawang: Locals boycott Chinese goods

Tawang: Locals boycott Chinese goods

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Oct , 2010

A youth camp of 645 young college students of some 28 colleges and technical institutions of Arunachal Pradesh was held at Itanagar. The Camp was conducted from 11-16th October 2010. It was...

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