Geopolitics

Pakistan: Land of ‘Disappearances’ and ‘Reappearances’

Pakistan: Land of ‘Disappearances’ and ‘Reappearances’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jun , 2022

Pakistan is a strange land where people seem to be ‘appearing’, ‘disappearing’ and ‘reappearing’ all the time. While this strange occurrence follows no discernable pattern, but it...

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Logistics and Stamina in War

Logistics and Stamina in War

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 24 Jun , 2022

“My logisticians are a humourless lot... they know if my campaign fails, they will be the first ones I will slay.” — Alexander the Great “Logistics comprises the means and arrangements...

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Pakistan Military’s Dilemma Admist a Political Turmoil

Pakistan Military’s Dilemma Admist a Political Turmoil

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 22 Jun , 2022

Pakistan’s history since its creation has been full of political turbulence. Infighting amongst the provinces on linguistic and ethnic lines has always posed a unity challenge. While the power...

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Trench Warfare in the 21st Century: What Satellite Imagery Analysis reveals...

Trench Warfare in the 21st Century: What Satellite Imagery Analysis reveals...

By: Dr Prakash Panneerselvam And Dr Amit Mukherjee | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jun , 2022

Introduction The characteristics of war are rapidly changing in the 21st century. This change is due to the induction of latest weapon systems that can track and destroy enemy positions with...

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The Austin Guffaws

The Austin Guffaws

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jun , 2022

When US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin visited India in March 2021, all he had to say about the Chinese invasion in Eastern Ladakh (April-May 2020) was a quip to the media saying “we never...

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Biden’s Asia-Pacific Tour, Skips Visiting China

Biden’s Asia-Pacific Tour, Skips Visiting China

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jun , 2022

Biden concludes Asia tour, Beijing wonders if he will ever return to visit China as US President Last week, at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, 10-12 June, China issued a stern warning to...

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Pakistan’s ambition for westward depth thwarted

Pakistan’s ambition for westward depth thwarted

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jun , 2022

Failing to grab Kashmir through proxy wars, including the ongoing one, Islamabad concentrated on two major policy decisions. One was to clandestinely carry fundamentalist-jihadist ideology to the...

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Fallout of the Ukraine Conflict

Fallout of the Ukraine Conflict

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jun , 2022

There was some panic in Delaware in the US on June 4 after a small white aircraft breached the restricted airspace of the POTUS Joe Biden’s beach house. Biden was quickly moved to a safe house...

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Double standards for Erdogan

Double standards for Erdogan

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jun , 2022

While the whole world was distracted by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and wondered whether China would follow Moscow’s example and try to “reintegrate” Taiwan, Ankara, a member of the...

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Judiciary and Pakistan’s ‘State Policy’ of Enforced Disappearances

Judiciary and Pakistan’s ‘State Policy’ of Enforced Disappearances

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

How acute is the chronic malaise of unchecked enforced disappearances afflicting Pakistan can be gauged from the fact that at least eight out of the top ten google search results for “land of...

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Violence in India: Pakistani Game Plan

Violence in India: Pakistani Game Plan

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 May , 2022

There is one constant in Pakistani policy towards India for last 75 years and that is a firm belief that India cannot stay as one nation and will soon breakup into several small parts. In such a...

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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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