Geopolitics

Trump-Kim Summit II – Is Resolution Really Possible?

Trump-Kim Summit II – Is Resolution Really Possible?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2019

While South Korea has every reason to be hopeful about the upcoming summit of President Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi scheduled for February 27 and 28th this year, looking...

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Looming Shadow of Afghanistan over Kashmir

Looming Shadow of Afghanistan over Kashmir

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Feb , 2019

  Kashmir has always had a rather unfortunate linkage with Afghanistan. The brief Afghan rule over valley from 1750 to 1819 is universally regarded as ‘dark age’ by the Kashmiris. In that year...

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How far should India trust China

How far should India trust China

By: Maj Gen Vinod Saighal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2019

“It is in India’s interest to see China strong enough to provide credible bi-polarity in the interregnum during which the world moves towards the establishment of a globally respected United...

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Strangulating the Neelam Valley

Strangulating the Neelam Valley

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Feb , 2019

Kashmir historian Kalhan Pandit (mid-12th century) has made a mention of river Krishnaganga several times in his chronicle Rajatarangini and has also given some useful hints about its...

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Building a New Foreign Policy Partnership with Sri Lanka

Building a New Foreign Policy Partnership with Sri Lanka

By: Srimal Fernando & Yashodha Rathnayake | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jan , 2019

It is 70 years since the first republic day of India which is a significant milestone in the Indian sub-continent history. Twenty two years later following the footsteps of India the southern...

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‘Yellow Vest Movement’ of France: Is this a new “French...

‘Yellow Vest Movement’ of France: Is this a new “French...

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2019

  The Yellow Vest (gilets jaune) Movement, named after the high-visibility jackets the protesters wear, has drawn world attention to France’s toughest problems: high unemployment and a stagnant...

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The Brexit conundrum and the limited options for Theresa May

The Brexit conundrum and the limited options for Theresa May

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2019

The time is running out for the British Prime Minister Theresa May as the March 29, 2019 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union(EU) is approaching. Her Brexit deal has fallen on the...

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Decoding Pentagon Report on China January 2019

Decoding Pentagon Report on China January 2019

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2019

Amidst sequential escalation of US-China 'Heated cold war', Pentagon has released a new report on 16 January 2019, airing US concerns about China’s growing military capability highlighting a...

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Talking to Pakistan

Talking to Pakistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2019

Both Omar Abdullah heading the National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti heading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in J&K have been batting for India to talk to Pakistan and initiate dialogue with...

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Trump’s enforced shutdown: No end in sight

Trump’s enforced shutdown: No end in sight

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2019

The US Government partial shutdown is continuing since December 22, 2018 as the US Congress did not agree to the funding of the Mexican border wall costing $5.7 billion. This has been the sole...

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Why the US-Mexican Wall is Important

Why the US-Mexican Wall is Important

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2019

India built walls along the Bangladesh and Pakistan borders, a project that is still ongoing.  The aims of these walls (or fences) are to deter terrorists, smugglers, human traffickers, and...

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De-radicalisation in China: The communist way

De-radicalisation in China: The communist way

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jan , 2019

The Communist China does not have any religious faith patronised by the Government. It prefers handling the question of religious fundamentalism purely in the interest of national security. China...

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America’s ARIA – what has changed?

America’s ARIA – what has changed?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2019

On the last day of 2018, US President Donald Trump signed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) into law. ARIA was introduced in the US Senate in April this year and was passed by the US...

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Resurgence of Taliban and Indian dilemma

Resurgence of Taliban and Indian dilemma

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2019

Taliban is expanding again. They got space and time to regroup themselves. This is happening when the world powers are competing to appropriate their maximum influence over Afghanistan. Russia...

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An Aggressive Irredentist: China Expanding Its Geography

An Aggressive Irredentist: China Expanding Its Geography

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2019

Two decades into the twenty first century, and  here we have the head of a huge state issuing threats to a tiny nation off its eastern coast that it would not hesitate to use armed force to...

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America’s Afghanistan pullout – repercussions

America’s Afghanistan pullout – repercussions

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2019

The Christmas gift from US President Donald Trump in announcing US withdrawal from Syria and 50% troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has shocked half the world, though it would have called for...

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Japan’s military on a growth trajectory under PM Abe’s new Defence...

Japan’s military on a growth trajectory under PM Abe’s new Defence...

By: Prof K.V. Kesavan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Dec , 2018

On 18 December 2018, the Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved the new National Defence Programme Guidelines (NDPG) along with the new Mid-term Defence Plan (MTDP). One of...

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South Asian Nuclear Power in a Debt Trap

South Asian Nuclear Power in a Debt Trap

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2018

It sounds ludicrous that Pakistan, a South Asian nuclear power, is caught in a debt trap and is beating every nerve to be bailed out.  Amusingly, the debt trap is laid out by none other than the...

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Is the Eagle Killing INF Treaty to Hunt the Bear or the Dragon?

Is the Eagle Killing INF Treaty to Hunt the Bear or the Dragon?

By: Sundaram Rajasimman and Minami Tsuyoshi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Dec , 2018

The fate of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty according to the statement issued after a meeting amongst foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on 04...

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The 2018 Geneva Conference: Afghan Peace at crossroads?

The 2018 Geneva Conference: Afghan Peace at crossroads?

By: Simran Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Dec , 2018

The United Nations and the Afghan Government have come together to collaborate on the Geneva conference which was held from 27-28 November 2018. The Geneva conference was the third high-level...

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