Geopolitics

Sino-US Trade War: Politics of Fear and Anxiety

Sino-US Trade War: Politics of Fear and Anxiety

By: S Rajasimman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Oct , 2018

United States (US) administration under President Trump is now engaged in non-kinetic war with China not limited to trade alone. A salvo of charges against China was presented in unequivocal...

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Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

Oil – S 400 – CAATSA : A Test of Diplomacy for India

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2018

There is never a dull moment in world politics. International relations are in a constant state of flux with many an extraneous factor causing shift in alliances, changes in priorities and even...

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Twists and Turns in US -China Trade War

Twists and Turns in US -China Trade War

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s stopover at Beijing on 08 October may not have been a pleasant experience, more so in the backdrop of accusation of US Vice President Pence about  China...

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Response by Chinese Embassy in India to Queries on China-US Relations

Response by Chinese Embassy in India to Queries on China-US Relations

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2018

The trade friction between China and US has drawn widespread attention recently. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited China on October 8th. Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the...

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Does India Have a Viable Plan ‘B’ Against Pakistan?

Does India Have a Viable Plan ‘B’ Against Pakistan?

By: Col JK Achuthan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Oct , 2018

Ever since the early 1940s, the erstwhile Muslim League Party which colluded with the British Rulers during the grim period of WW II to ensure its political resuscitation and gain the benefits of...

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India-China ‘Internal Security’ Cooperation Agreement

India-China ‘Internal Security’ Cooperation Agreement

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2018

Referred as ‘Big Boost for India-China Relations”, media reports that India and China are to sign an  ‘Internal Security Cooperation Agreement’ this month during the visit of China’s...

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Goodwill dialogue before political dialogue

Goodwill dialogue before political dialogue

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Oct , 2018

As India announced cancellation of the proposed foreign ministers’ sit together on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Pakistani media has gone berserk in bringing accusations...

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Maldives : Is it exit China  – Enter India ?

Maldives : Is it exit China  – Enter India ?

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Sep , 2018

China’s spending and influence were a hot topic in the recent election in the Maldives; in the region, where China has loaned billions of dollars on easy terms, and gained strategic footholds...

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Why Pakistan always talks of War and being Nuclear Armed

Why Pakistan always talks of War and being Nuclear Armed

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Sep , 2018

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s outburst: “India’s arrogant and negative response ….. small men occupying big offices (obvious reference to Prime Minister Modi)” is not surprising...

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Opinion: Why MEA Fumbled with Cricketer PM Imran’s Bouncer of Peace Talks

Opinion: Why MEA Fumbled with Cricketer PM Imran’s Bouncer of Peace Talks

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2018

Indian decision makers advised by their advisors/diplomats were too quick to be trapped in Imran Khan’s letter to Prime Minister Modi, calling for resumption of peace dialogue, by announcing...

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Failing to Reading Pakistan

Failing to Reading Pakistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Sep , 2018

Indian governments have always decried being hyphenated with Pakistan, especially by the West, and for good reasons. But then you recently had Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman publicly...

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A Showdown in Idlib

A Showdown in Idlib

By: Trivun Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2018

Idlib is the capital city of the Idlib governorate which is among the 14 provinces of Syria, situated in the northwestern part of the country bordering Turkey and near the Mediterranean Sea. At...

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When India struck a fine strategic balance

When India struck a fine strategic balance

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Sep , 2018

    This article re-visits Malabar Exercise 2018 and illustrates how India made some fine choices in pursuance to maintaining a fine strategic balance The twenty second addition of the Malabar...

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Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Analysis

Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Analysis

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Sep , 2018

After cancellation twice in the last 14 months, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the first high-level 2+2 talks on September 6 with their US...

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Convergence of the strongest and the largest

Convergence of the strongest and the largest

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2018

The US high power delegation led by the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and including the US Army Chief, has just concluded its visit to India.  The two countries are moving towards closer...

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Analysing the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement

Analysing the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Sep , 2018

USA’s strategic and business interests in Indo-Pacific region puts India under its cross hairs as priority one. To counter China and its growing menace in the region, India fits into the...

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The US-Pakistan relations at crossroads

The US-Pakistan relations at crossroads

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Sep , 2018

A fracas over a telephonic message from the Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to Imran Khan on 23 August only added to the already strained relations between the US and its former South Asian...

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Opinion: If Maldives can’t be Strategically Ignored, What are the Options...

Opinion: If Maldives can’t be Strategically Ignored, What are the Options...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2018

The diplomatic tug of war in Maldives seems to be going in favor of China as it seems to have gained a stronghold on President Yameen through “Debt Trap Diplomacy”, with inauguration of China...

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Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue – expand scope and accommodation

Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue – expand scope and accommodation

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Aug , 2018

After successive postponements, the first Indo-US 2+2 Dialogue is set for September 6 at New Delhi; between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis with their Indian...

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Karmapa’s Controversy Leads to the Dalai Lama’s Headache

Karmapa’s Controversy Leads to the Dalai Lama’s Headache

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2018

In a recent statement of the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje (OTD), seen as the most influential Tibetan Buddhist religious leader after the Dalai Lama from New York conveyed to the Government...

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