Articles in Geopolitics

Pakistan: The Anti-India Identity

Pakistan: The Anti-India Identity

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 25 Nov , 2010

Jinnah’s full encouragement to the vicious anti-Hindu rhetoric in the campaign for Pakistan raises serious doubts about his much -touted stature as a visionary. More importantly, it reveals a...

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Nepal Policy A Monumental Blunder?

Nepal Policy A Monumental Blunder?

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 24 Nov , 2010

Any dispassionate analysis of the current situation in Nepal will deal with some uncomfortable questions. It seems that the Indian government has not dealt with these questions properly. By...

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Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2010

The continuing North Korean threat to regional peace and stability has again been demonstrated by its surprise  artillery attack on the Yeonpyeong island under South Korean control on November...

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Limitations of Russia-India-China triangle

Limitations of Russia-India-China triangle

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2010

Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) on Nov 15 held their 10th trilateral at the Chinese city Wuhan to discuss a host of regional and international issues like counter-terrorism,...

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China: Friend or Foe?

China: Friend or Foe?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 24 Nov , 2010

Year 2008 will be a special year. It is a leap year and for the first time in modern history, China will organize the Olympic Games. One remembers that in ancient Greece, this was a time for...

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Al Qaeda's Operation Haemorrhage

Al Qaeda's Operation Haemorrhage

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Nov , 2010

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has already claimed responsibility for the failed attempts to send two parcel bombs to Chicago by courier planes of the FedExpress and the UPS on...

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Resurrecting Afghanistan

Resurrecting Afghanistan

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 Nov , 2010

The Afghan nation-state was one of the oldest states of Asia. It became the first failed state in Asia. In the interests of not only regional stability but global security as such, this contagion...

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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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