Geopolitics

Why an Invasion of Taiwan is not Xi Jinping’s Immediate Priority

Why an Invasion of Taiwan is not Xi Jinping’s Immediate Priority

By: Col Deepak Kumar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2023

Reunification of Taiwan with mainland China has been the generation long ambition of the present lot of leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. During many Congresses of the Communist Party this...

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Pakistan Army’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Problem

Pakistan Army’s Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Problem

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jan , 2023

To be on the same page with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is certainly not a compliment. Hence, when I say that by expressing the “hope that the establishment’s...

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Pakistan in Hot Soup

Pakistan in Hot Soup

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2023

Pakistani historian and academic FS Aijazuddin wrote in a recent article, “At the moment, Pakistan, like some charpoy left out in the rain, is precariously balanced on its four uneven corners....

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India-US Military Exercises and China’s Woes: Stop Reacting, Start Responding

India-US Military Exercises and China’s Woes: Stop Reacting, Start Responding

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 05 Jan , 2023

The state of Sino-Indian bilateral relations according to India’s Foreign Minister and former Foreign Secretary Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is ‘not normal’. Even while the militaries of both...

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Why Anti-Taliban Resistance Should be Supported

Why Anti-Taliban Resistance Should be Supported

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jan , 2023

Recently the Taliban have ordered an indefinite ban on university education for the country’s women. The Ministry of Higher Education stated this in a letter issued to all government and...

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Pakistan’s War on Terror: Just Sound and Fury?

Pakistan’s War on Terror: Just Sound and Fury?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2023

Déjà vu In the first corps commanders’ conference chaired by Pakistan Army Chief Gen Asif Munir which concluded recently, it was “resolved to fight against terrorists without any...

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Managing Dragon’s Consistent Perfidy

Managing Dragon’s Consistent Perfidy

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Dec , 2022

The phenomenal rise in the past two decades or so of the global hegemon, China, is unquestionably one of the major challenges confronting peace loving and international laws-abiding nations...

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Escalating-Level of Crisis and Widening Geo-political Divides Hitting...

Escalating-Level of Crisis and Widening Geo-political Divides Hitting...

By: Neelapu Shanti | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 29 Dec , 2022

Afghanistan is riven by geopolitical divides, conflicts, and instability for decades which inflicted incalculable damage and the unflinching testimonies of a future of constant crises and...

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Egypt Until Democracy

Egypt Until Democracy

By: Dr Pushpa Adhikari | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2022

Introduction River valleys and deltas are the known cradles of civilization all over the world. Situated in the northeastern corner of Africa, Egypt is one of the principal civilizations of...

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Turkey’s Rise in the Security Sphere: Can Turkey Sustain it or will She...

Turkey’s Rise in the Security Sphere: Can Turkey Sustain it or will She...

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 27 Dec , 2022

Turkey’s geo-strategic location in Europe gives it a unique bridging ability between Russia and the West. Turkey’s geo-political influence expands across continents, from states on its...

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China Wins Nepal Again

China Wins Nepal Again

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Dec , 2022

The Nepali Congress emerged as the single largest party winning 89 seats in the recent General Elections in Nepal to elect the 275 members of the House of Representatives; 165 members from...

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Dark secrets of the Ukrainian conflict

Dark secrets of the Ukrainian conflict

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Dec , 2022

In December of this year, another report appeared in the Russian media telling about the plight of the wounded Ukrainian military. In particular, the Russians point out that some of the...

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Today’s Era is Not of War:  A Strong Nation Needs a Strong Military

Today’s Era is Not of War:  A Strong Nation Needs a Strong Military

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 37.4, Oct-Dec 2022 | Date: 20 Dec , 2022

"Today’s Era is Not of War:  A Strong Nation Needs a Strong Military" “I know today’s era is not of war…… that democracy, diplomacy and dialogue touch the entire world”. Prime...

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Violence Upsurge in South Asia

Violence Upsurge in South Asia

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2022

There is a sudden spurt of violence in South Asia. The Afghanistan-Pakistan border is afire. Pakistan had reported seven civilians killed in the recent incident of exchange of fire between the...

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Tighter China-Saudi Embrace

Tighter China-Saudi Embrace

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2022

  The superlative welcome accorded to Chinese President Xi Jinping at Riyadh was witnessed world over. In contrast, a ‘comparatively’ modest welcome was given to US President Joe  Biden when...

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First Chinese War 1840–1842

First Chinese War 1840–1842

By: Thomas Carter | Issue: Book Excerpt: Medals of the British Army and how they were won | Date: 07 Dec , 2022

In consequence of the Chinese government having commenced summary measures without sufficient previous notice, the British superintendents of trade applied to the Governor-General of India for a...

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The Impossibility of Ukraine Ceasefire

The Impossibility of Ukraine Ceasefire

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2022

A recent telephone call from German Chancellor Olof Scholz to Russian President Vladimir Putin has triggered speculation about a possible ceasefire in Ukraine. But Scholz is a messenger boy of...

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Gen Asim Muneer inherits a can of worms

Gen Asim Muneer inherits a can of worms

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2022

 “The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has announced an end to the months-long “indefinite ceasefire”, accusing the government of beaching the agreement brokered by the Afghan...

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Pakistan: A Promotion, Resignation and Ceasefire Retraction

Pakistan: A Promotion, Resignation and Ceasefire Retraction

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2022

A ‘Coincidence’? Some feel that Lt Gen Asim Munir’s elevation as Pakistan army chief, resignation of former ISI chief commander of Peshawar based XXXI Corps Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and the...

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The Unfulfilled Dream of India-Afghanistan on the Way of Chabahar, Wheat...

The Unfulfilled Dream of India-Afghanistan on the Way of Chabahar, Wheat...

By: Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2022

What Is the Chabahar Tripartite Project Agreement? The Chabahar trilateral economic project agreement was signed in Tehran in 2016 in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the...

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