Geopolitics

Assessing Pakistan’s food insecurity

Assessing Pakistan’s food insecurity

By: Harsh Behere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 May , 2022

A tormenting heat wave swept through the subcontinent aggravating non-traditional security challenges. One wonders what Kautilya would have thought sipping aampanna in this scorching heat gazing...

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Defending Taiwan – Biden’s Pledge or Gaffe?

Defending Taiwan – Biden’s Pledge or Gaffe?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 May , 2022

Concluding his first Asia tour, US President Joe Biden created a furious debate in global circles by telling reporters in Tokyo that the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an invasion....

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Putin sacks top Generals for failure to capture Kharkiv and other Ukraine...

Putin sacks top Generals for failure to capture Kharkiv and other Ukraine...

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May , 2022

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has sacked a top General who failed to capture the Ukraine’s key city of Kharkiv whom he blames for botching his war in Ukraine. Lieutenant General Serhiy...

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Pakistan: Islamabad versus Rawalpindi

Pakistan: Islamabad versus Rawalpindi

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2022

  Things don’t seem to be going too well for Pakistan. While the country’s financial condition continues to worsen with each passing day, with former Prime Minister Imran Khan declaring...

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Anjum Accelerates Proxy War on India

Anjum Accelerates Proxy War on India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2022

It is not unusual for Pakistan to draw attention away from the turmoil within by stoking fires in India. Imran Khan is blaming America for his removal and is calling for fresh elections. The...

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Xi Jinping will lead China for record third time, but is much weaker than we...

Xi Jinping will lead China for record third time, but is much weaker than we...

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2022

The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will be held in Beijing in November this year. About 2,300 delegates, representing an estimated 90 million members, will meet in...

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Indo-Sino geopolitical strategies in Sri Lanka through the lenses of Buddhism

Indo-Sino geopolitical strategies in Sri Lanka through the lenses of Buddhism

By: Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 May , 2022

When Mackinder coined the phrase “Heartland Theory” in 1904, the importance of Sri Lanka as a strategic location was not widely recognized by the European powers. However, today the gravity...

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Intense Tactical Battle Area

Intense Tactical Battle Area

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 May , 2022

From many military lessons which ongoing Russo-Ukraine war can offer for study, perhaps the most noticeable is the increased range, accuracy, lethality and sophistication of the weaponry being...

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Taliban on the Verge of an Inhouse Fight

Taliban on the Verge of an Inhouse Fight

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2022

The Taliban now has firm control over Afghanistan. At this point in time, the Taliban have no opponents capable of undermining their positions in terms of military, political, or even economic...

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Killing Russia and NATO’s Global Role

Killing Russia and NATO’s Global Role

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 May , 2022

The two ongoing large-scale NATO exercises ‘Defender Europe 2022’ and ‘Swift Response 2022’ (May 1-27) in Poland, with 18,000 troops participating including seven thousand already in...

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Women May Cause Implosion of Pakistan

Women May Cause Implosion of Pakistan

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2022

Two recent incidents are reflective of the growing jihadi and insurgent role of women in Pakistan. On 26 April a Baloch lady teacher turned into a human bomb and killed three Chinese and a...

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis: China’s Leaders Look for ‘Opportunity’ amid...

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: China’s Leaders Look for ‘Opportunity’ amid...

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Apr , 2022

George W. Bush administration had to abandon China “encirclement” policy when the terror struck in New York. For the ensuing twenty years the US was chasing Islamic militants. The period...

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Military – Civil Fusion Strategy of China

Military – Civil Fusion Strategy of China

By: NP Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 27 Apr , 2022

“The ideas, decisions and plans of military and civilian integration must be fully implemented in all fields of national economic and defence construction and in the whole processes. The...

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Ukraine War: Essence of a Decision

Ukraine War: Essence of a Decision

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Apr , 2022

In a book of the similar title, Prof. Graham T. Allison has analyzed the American decision-making process during the Cuban Missile Crisis of Oct 1962. He mentions how at a crucial meeting just...

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Pakistan’s Deteriorating Civil-Military Relations

Pakistan’s Deteriorating Civil-Military Relations

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2022

With Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa alleging that “hostile forces” are trying to “create wedge between [Pakistan] army and population,” it’s time for the Rawalpindi and Inter...

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Contours of Geo Politics Post Russia-Ukraine War

Contours of Geo Politics Post Russia-Ukraine War

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2022

In the aftermath of Second World War two NATO and Warsaw Pact ideological alliances emerged each asserting for global dominance and emerged as rival security blocs. The initial motive of NATO was...

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Afghan National Army or Afghan National Authority? Why and What Happened?

Afghan National Army or Afghan National Authority? Why and What Happened?

By: Asadullah Jafari “Pezhman” | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Apr , 2022

Internal Disruptions of the Afghan National Army Despite the unfounded confidence of the majority of Afghanistan people in the capabilities of the Afghan National Army, the collapse and what...

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Change of Guard in Islamabad

Change of Guard in Islamabad

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2022

Shehbaz Sharif is the new Prime Minister of Pakistan; elected unopposed on April 11 after the political drama over the past week. His mother’s family originally was from Pulwama in J&K. His...

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China is not (Richard Haas’s borrowed terminology) ten feet tall

China is not (Richard Haas’s borrowed terminology) ten feet tall

By: Kazi Anwarul Masud | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2022

Decades back when the US reigned supreme in the aftermath of the Second World War, dictating the political, moral and economic character that the world, many parts were yet under colonial rule,...

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India in a Turbulent World

India in a Turbulent World

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2022

  The pointless Russian invasion and the images of wanton destruction in Ukraine have been dominating the world stage for last several weeks. Most of us have been unable to understand the current...

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