Geopolitics

How Article 370 Abrogation Wrecked Pakistan’s Contrived Kashmir Narrative

How Article 370 Abrogation Wrecked Pakistan’s Contrived Kashmir Narrative

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Aug , 2021

If rhetoric alone was the deciding factor on the issue of Kashmir, then Pakistan would undoubtedly have won its case hands down. Fortunately, things don’t happen that way in real life,...

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Taliban Surge in Afghanistan: Calibrating Indian Response

Taliban Surge in Afghanistan: Calibrating Indian Response

By: Lt Gen Rameshwar Yadav | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Aug , 2021

The US draw down from Afghanistan has opened up political space for grabs resulting in unprecedented violence by Taliban to seize power. They are obviously not confident of their popularity to...

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China in Nuclear Arms Control Treaty

China in Nuclear Arms Control Treaty

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Aug , 2021

On 28 July 21, most leading newspapers in the world published the news of Federation of American Scientists, stating that China is building a second field of nuclear silos for launching nuclear...

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Chinese- Checkers in Maldives

Chinese- Checkers in Maldives

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2021

  Certain events in Maldives since May 2021 are significant for India-Maldives relations. On May 6, an assassination attempt was made against Mohamed Nasheed, current speaker of Maldives...

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Maldives and Indian Relationship Crisis

Maldives and Indian Relationship Crisis

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2021

Maldives and India are having a relationship crisis due to recurring articles and social media posts attacking the dignity of the Indian High Commission office in the Maldives. The Indian High...

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Democratic Quad versus China Quad

Democratic Quad versus China Quad

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jul , 2021

PLA centenary celebration has generated over-confidence in the Peoples’ Republic of China. Together with that, President Xi’s aggressive tone does not reflect a conciliatory mood towards her...

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Afghanistan: A Way Ahead

Afghanistan: A Way Ahead

By: Lt Gen PG Kamath | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2021

Pakistan is sitting pretty looking at the crumbling of Ashraf Ghani’s government in Afghanistan. All the terrorists’ groups nurtured and trained in Pakistan against various countries like...

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The Churn in Af-Pak

The Churn in Af-Pak

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jul , 2021

Events in the Af-Pak region are moving at very fast pace with 90 percent of US troop withdrawal already complete. The Pakistani establishment is ecstatic over the Taliban blitzkrieg in...

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Afghanistan: Beijing and Islamabad’s Illusive Outrage on US Troops Withdrawal

Afghanistan: Beijing and Islamabad’s Illusive Outrage on US Troops Withdrawal

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jul , 2021

While addressing troops at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on May 25, 2014, the then US President Barack Obama gave many assurances, including that of an early withdrawal of US forces from...

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Resilience of Afghan Women Inspire Hope in Support of Country’s Sovereignty

Resilience of Afghan Women Inspire Hope in Support of Country’s Sovereignty

By: Neelapu Shanti | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2021

  Afghan women’s trailblazing role for their country at a critical phase of transition added a new dimension. A slogan that enveloped the capital city of Feroz Koh - “We are standing by our...

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America Comes Full Circle in Afghanistan

America Comes Full Circle in Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jul , 2021

Speaking to reporters at White House on July 8, US President Joe Biden announced rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would conclude by August 31. He said, the US had achieved what it...

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The “Right Freedom of Speech” is not good for US Democracy

The “Right Freedom of Speech” is not good for US Democracy

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2021

Free speech has long been a cornerstone of American society. The US Constitution guaranteesthat no one shall be prosecuted for expressing his or her opinion. However, within the past few years...

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Drone Jihad

Drone Jihad

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jul , 2021

The drone attack on the Jammu Air Force Base by Pakistan coincides with the Indian Government's political initiatives with regard to J&K. Certainly, the Pakistani establishment had pinned great...

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Iran elects a New President: Implications

Iran elects a New President: Implications

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2021

On 18 June 2021, Iran went to polls. Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner who headed Iran’s Judiciary and is acknowledged to succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the Supreme Leader,was elected the new...

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India must shed its Good Boy Image

India must shed its Good Boy Image

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 05 Jul , 2021

In this game of power, a nation that is able to quickly arrest the spread of virus within its own territory as well as research, develop and manufacture the vaccines, wins. For this to happen, a...

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Wrong Pentagon Policy

Wrong Pentagon Policy

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jul , 2021

Modern warfare is waged with high-tech weapons. Each battle fought eats up loads of ammunition and modern weapons systems need spare parts and fuel. All this meaning that no military action is...

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Has China Pressed the United States against the Wall?

Has China Pressed the United States against the Wall?

By: Ivaylo Valchev | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 30 Jun , 2021

Post elections, the United States (US) seems to have lost illusions about its biggest trading partner and the new administration has adopted the hardline policy of the Trump administration. The...

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Is India Paying the Price for Abandoning Tibet?

Is India Paying the Price for Abandoning Tibet?

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 26 Jun , 2021

In 2012, Chinese supremo, Xi Jinping, on taking over the party leadership, visited the Museum of Revolution, where he declared, “Glorious 5,000 years of the history of Chinese nation, 95 years...

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Myanmar: Strategic Hiatus

Myanmar: Strategic Hiatus

By: Lt Gen Sanjiv Langer | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 24 Jun , 2021

One of reasons the Myanmar military elites (about 50 families), gave ground to limited democracy was that the economy was a disaster in the early 2000s. The same state will prevail for some time....

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What Obstructs India’s Quest for the Status as a ‘Power’?

What Obstructs India’s Quest for the Status as a ‘Power’?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 36.2, Apr-Jun 2021 | Date: 21 Jun , 2021

“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” Our principle is that the Party commands the gun, and the gun must never be allowed to command the Party. …According to the Marxist...

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