Geopolitics

Chinese military official meets Maldives defence minister

Chinese military official meets Maldives defence minister

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2012

BEIJING, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of Communist Party of China (CPC), met with Mohamed Nazim, the Maldives' minister of defence and national...

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Bested by China’s Strategy

Bested by China’s Strategy

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2012

China’s two-track policy towards India, that of targetting our territory as well as our market is proving effective. The Chinese calculate that they can periodically rile India politically...

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The Long Reach of Islamic Fundamentalism

The Long Reach of Islamic Fundamentalism

By: Maj Gen Afsir Karim | Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date: 07 Dec , 2012

Since the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliban gunmen on her way to school, the pressure has been mounting both in Pakistan and Afghanistan to bring those behind the crime to...

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Indian Foreign Policy: Future Challenges

Indian Foreign Policy: Future Challenges

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2012

I feel honoured at being asked to speak today to such a distinguished audience on a subject that is of great interest to foreign policy practitioners and commentators alike. What are the...

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Formation of Afghanistan,Pakistan,China trilateral spells danger for India

Formation of Afghanistan,Pakistan,China trilateral spells danger for India

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Courtesy: CLAWS | Date: 03 Dec , 2012

According to the Chinese science of strategy, national interest is both the starting point and destination of military strategy. ...she had already inducted 15,000 Chinese in Afghanistan in year...

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Expanding the Idea of Asia

Expanding the Idea of Asia

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2012

As economic power shifts increasingly to Asia and affects global political equations,  adddressing security issues in the region becomes more pressing. Can the often discussed pan-Asian security...

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China: Need For Hard Options

China: Need For Hard Options

By: Bharat Karnad | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 18 Nov , 2012

I think one thing that strikes me very starkly when I contemplate China vis-a-vis India is the historical sense of humiliation, which has not been mentioned so far. The Chinese are very...

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Chinese Economy: A Ticking Time Bomb!

Chinese Economy: A Ticking Time Bomb!

By: Dr.Subramanian Swamy | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 17 Nov , 2012

Before I get to the economy of China I would like to say it is not a question whether we like China or not. It is our neighbour. Because of our policy errors we have them right on our border. We...

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India in Asian Geopolitics

India in Asian Geopolitics

By: Ashley J Tellis | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 04 Nov , 2012

  I am going to (deal with) the subject of “India in Asian Geopolitics” because I want to spend some time focussing on some structural features of the security environment that faces India...

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Afghanistan: Analysis of the Doubtless Withdrawal Symptoms

Afghanistan: Analysis of the Doubtless Withdrawal Symptoms

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2012

No matter who wins the US Presidential elections, both candidates have affirmed their intention to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, unless, of course, a major escalation takes place or the...

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Helicopter Operations in Sri Lanka

Helicopter Operations in Sri Lanka

By: Air Vice Marshal AK Tiwary | Issue: Vol 27.3 Jul-Sep 2012 | Date: 31 Oct , 2012

The Mi-8 and the AN-32 were the main ‘workhorses’ in Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka. The Mi-8 fleet flew well over 35,000 sorties lifting over 100,000 troops and 5,700 tonnes of load....

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SOFT   POWER   counts for very little!

SOFT POWER counts for very little!

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Oct , 2012

If the US lacked the overwhelming “hard power” it has, if global institutions were not dominated by it, if it did not actively propagate its political,economic and societal values world-wide,...

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Najam Sethi on New Great Game in Central Asia

Najam Sethi on New Great Game in Central Asia

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Oct , 2012

In this two part video Najam Sethi, Editor Friday Times, Pakistan, explains the importance of Central Asian Republics due to it being rich in energy resources and their geographical locations. He...

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India has no reason to trust China

India has no reason to trust China

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2012

We have to deal with China pragmatically, within the framework of our serious political differences and opportunities for economic engagement. China has grown into a formidable economic power,...

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Pakistan: Fault Lines

Pakistan: Fault Lines

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 27.3 Jul-Sep 2012 | Date: 29 Sep , 2012

A reality deficit of staggering proportions now stands generated in Pakistan which, even while promoting a culture of militarism and religious bigotry, erodes the foundation on which democracy...

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China’s world view: What India needs to know -I

China’s world view: What India needs to know -I

By: Shyam Saran | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 19 Sep , 2012

Much of what I will say is drawn from my own experience of China, an abiding fascination with its unique civilization and a deep respect for its philosophical and cultural heritage. My...

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US-Pakistan: The Drone Attacks

US-Pakistan: The Drone Attacks

By: Ramtanu Maitra | Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date: 16 Sep , 2012

Since 2004, the United States has made hundreds of attacks on targets in northwest Pakistan using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) controlled by the CIA’s Special Activities Division. Some...

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Arab Spring: A Mirage

Arab Spring: A Mirage

By: Nilofar Suhrawardy | Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date: 14 Sep , 2012

The so-called Arab Spring is proving to be a strong litmus test for diplomacy and democracy at several levels, bilateral, regional, multinational, economic and that which bears features of...

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Granting Pak the Upper Hand

Granting Pak the Upper Hand

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Sep , 2012

Another round of the India-Pakistan dialogue has been completed with External Affairs Minister Krishna’s visit to Islamabad on September 8. The agreement on relaxing the visa regime and holding...

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China’s world view-II: What India needs to know

China’s world view-II: What India needs to know

By: Shyam Saran | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 12 Sep , 2012

The Chinese were taken completely by surprise as perhaps were our own political leaders. The then External Affairs Minister, Mr ND Tiwari was transiting Beijing on his way back from Pyong Yang...

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