Geopolitics

West must stop pressurizing India against Russia on Ukraine

West must stop pressurizing India against Russia on Ukraine

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Mar , 2022

India has to take a position on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine not as a democracy but based on its national interest, just as the West takes decisions based on its national interest when there is...

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Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Wider Repercussions

Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Wider Repercussions

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Mar , 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that began on the 24 of February 2022 is yet to end with the military and diplomatic outcome still mired in uncertainty. However, whatever the ultimate outcome, it...

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Russia and its Quest for Gas Supremacy

Russia and its Quest for Gas Supremacy

By: Lt Col JS Sodhi (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Mar , 2022

It is indeed ironical that Russia which is the world’s second largest natural gas producer with 669 billioncubic meters (bcm) is not a member of international Energy Agency (IEA) which has 31...

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China’s Geostrategic Perspect and Eastern Ladakh

China’s Geostrategic Perspect and Eastern Ladakh

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 37.1, Jan-Mar 2022 | Date: 23 Mar , 2022

“Since deterrence can only be tested negatively, by events that do not take place, and since it is never possible to demonstrate why something has not occurred, it became especially difficult...

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Is the West Weaponising Ukrainian Nationalism up to its Destruction, to...

Is the West Weaponising Ukrainian Nationalism up to its Destruction, to...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Mar , 2022

The conflict in Ukraine has already stretched beyond three weeks of devastation, resulting in over three million refugees, numerous military and civilian casualties, and intermittent...

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NATO aggression against Serbia in 1999 and the Russian peacekeeping...

NATO aggression against Serbia in 1999 and the Russian peacekeeping...

By: Slavisha Batko Milacic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Mar , 2022

Recently, more and more European and American analysts, journalists, populist politicians are comparing the Allied Force operation carried out by NATO troops against Serbia and Montenegro in 1999...

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Frenemies reunited by Putin

Frenemies reunited by Putin

By: Harsh Behere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Mar , 2022

Putin has shaken up West Asia realpolitik once more. Convergence of interests has brought in an unlikely friendship like UAE-Israel and Saudi-Russia. As the war in Ukraine drags on, ententes are...

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Ukraine-Crimea: The Old Historic Quagmire

Ukraine-Crimea: The Old Historic Quagmire

By: Brig CB Khanduri | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Mar , 2022

The Perpetual Battlefield Some of the places like certain individuals, are in one way or another, linked with war and war-like situations. India’s Panipat for one. The Mahabharata War. It saw...

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Why the Russia-Ukraine War 2022 has an Uncanny similarity with the Cuban...

Why the Russia-Ukraine War 2022 has an Uncanny similarity with the Cuban...

By: Lt Col JS Sodhi (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Mar , 2022

The lyrics of Bon Jovi’s super hit song which he sung in 2010 “The more things change the more they stay the same” are based on the same phrase given by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, a...

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America’s Biological Warfare

America’s Biological Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Mar , 2022

It is not a secret any more that Anthony Fauci, Director of America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor to the US President was...

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Pakistan’s Self-Destructive ‘Reality Denial’ Obsession

Pakistan’s Self-Destructive ‘Reality Denial’ Obsession

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Mar , 2022

  The tendency of a government to shirk responsibility by blaming others for its own failures may calm the frayed nerves of those at the helm of affairs by giving them the feeling that ‘all is...

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The first casualty of war: Information

The first casualty of war: Information

By: Harsh Behere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Mar , 2022

"They lie in the office but beat them in the field" - Suvorov. As a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine, one gets the impression that Russian, and even more so Soviet-styled, Information warfare...

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Russia and the Importance of Black Sea

Russia and the Importance of Black Sea

By: Lt Col JS Sodhi (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Mar , 2022

The quote of the British adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh in 1829 “For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade, whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world,...

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The war is not about Ukraine

The war is not about Ukraine

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Mar , 2022

Is the war in Ukraine about expansion of NATO or about preservation of NATO? Had the 1200 km long, undersea pipeline between Germany and Russia’s Siberia been operationalised, it would have...

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War in Ukraine: Pax Americana was never absolute, now it will exist even less

War in Ukraine: Pax Americana was never absolute, now it will exist even less

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Mar , 2022

Pax Americana would mean peace and order and prosperous stability across the world under America’s hegemony. That never really existed in full and exists even less now. Pax Americana ended...

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FATF’s Soft-Pedalling is Emboldening Pakistan

FATF’s Soft-Pedalling is Emboldening Pakistan

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Mar , 2022

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s admission that “when you talk about militant groups, we still have about 30,000-40,000-armed people who have been trained and fought in some part of...

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India’s Diplomatic Bharatnatyam

India’s Diplomatic Bharatnatyam

By: Harsh Behere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Mar , 2022

"A nation has security when it does not have to sacrifice its legitimate definitions interests to avoid war, and is able, if challenged, to maintain them by war." ~ Walter Lippmann While the...

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The Ukraine Crisis

The Ukraine Crisis

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2022

The Ukraine crisis reflects the West’s failure to establish durable structures of peace and security in Europe after the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union. The Cold War...

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Six Wars China is sure to Fight in the Next 50 Years

Six Wars China is sure to Fight in the Next 50 Years

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Feb , 2022

The article is presenting what the Chinese are writings in their Media On July 8, 2013, the pro-PRC Chinese-language newspaper, Wenweipo, published an article titled...

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The First Casualty: Suppression of Ukraine’s Air Defences

The First Casualty: Suppression of Ukraine’s Air Defences

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Feb , 2022

TASS, the Russian News Agency claimed within hours of the Russian offensive that “Ukrainian border guards are not putting up any resistance to Russian units. The Ukrainian air defenses are...

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