Geopolitics

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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China humiliates India by offering cash tips

China humiliates India by offering cash tips

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 06 Sep , 2012

How does one view the tips (“gift”) of Rs. 50000 that General Liang Guanglie, the outgoing defence minister of China, who has just concluded his five-day India visit, gave  each of the two...

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Indo-Pak Nuclear Talks

Indo-Pak Nuclear Talks

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 27.2 Apr-Jun 2012 | Date: 06 Sep , 2012

Despite concerted efforts at Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) and several rounds of talks to improve relations between India and Pakistan, there has not been appreciable progress. The nuclear...

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Emerging Asian Security Environment

Emerging Asian Security Environment

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 05 Sep , 2012

To address the security challenges that Asia faces, the question needs to be asked whether any coherent concept of Asian security exists. Is Asia an integrated geographical entity, are its...

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War against Lashkar-e-Taiba

War against Lashkar-e-Taiba

By: Maj Gen Afsir Karim | Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date: 04 Sep , 2012

If Pakistan does not take strong measures against the fundamentalist forces and terror groups and their influence and power grows, it may lead to the collapse of the state. Presently, Pakistan...

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The New Great Game

The New Great Game

By: Col Harjeet Singh | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 01 Sep , 2012

The “Great Game” was a term prevalent in the 19th century, for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. It...

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Indian sailors and FBI bring to justice high ranking Somali pirates

Indian sailors and FBI bring to justice high ranking Somali pirates

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Aug , 2012

Mohammad Saaili Shibin, the Somali pirate responsible for negotiating the ransom of Indian seafarers and other seafarers and the sea vessels S/V Quest and M/V Marida Marguerite, was sentenced in...

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India’s Foreign Policy: Right Choice of Friends

India’s Foreign Policy: Right Choice of Friends

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Aug , 2012

A new debate has started on the nature of a redefined Indian foreign policy that takes into account the country’s transformed relations with the United States of America. The latter is openly...

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Dealing with Pakistan

Dealing with Pakistan

By: Lt Gen HC Dutta | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 22 Aug , 2012

The terror attacks of 26/11 on Mumbai have left the nation traumatized. People are angry and confused and are awestruck by the sheer audacity and ferocity of a commando type raid at the very...

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The Chinese are coming!

The Chinese are coming!

By: Lt Gen JFR Jacob | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Aug , 2012

The Dragon has emerged from its lair with a vengeance. A senior Indian army officer was denied an official Chinese visa on the grounds that he was commanding in Jammu and Kashmir, a disputed...

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Arab Spring: A Mirage – II

Arab Spring: A Mirage – II

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

Democratic Hype and “Arab Spring” The on-going phase of sociopolitical transformation, ostensibly in the name of democracy, cannot be described even as a partial success in the few Arab...

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The Winnable War!

The Winnable War!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 11 Aug , 2012

The British nearly gave up war in Afghanistan recently and instead wanted dialogue with Al-Qaeda. Washington termed it defeatist and subsequently London rescinded the suggestion. The stalemate in...

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The Chinese Way

The Chinese Way

By: Prof. Priyadarshi Mukherji | Issue: Vol 20.4 Oct-Dec 2005 | Date: 09 Aug , 2012

Just ten days before the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), on 21 September 1949, in his opening address at the First Plenary Session of the Chinese People’s Political...

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Afghanistan: Clash of the titans

Afghanistan: Clash of the titans

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Aug , 2012

  The US-led war against Iraq in 2003 was never really about Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons programme or the presence of al-Qaeda in that country. It was about gaining control over Iraq's oil....

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Pakistan’s offensive against the Taliban

Pakistan’s offensive against the Taliban

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 03 Aug , 2012

The Pakistan Army itself hardly fights. Instead, it directs others to do its bidding! The Pakistani generals consider the Taliban and other terrorist groups as the vanguard of the nation’s...

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China’s growing assertiveness and shaping the Indian response

China’s growing assertiveness and shaping the Indian response

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2012

“Indian elites show little evidence of having thought coherently and systematically about strategy.” - George Tanham   Nearly 200 years back, Napoleon had prophetically stated that “ let...

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Red Dragon in India’s North West

Red Dragon in India’s North West

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jul , 2012

Defence Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan held on 11-12 June 2012 at Islamabad for resolving the Siachen issue ended on expected lines with both nations sticking to their often...

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Nervous China may attack India!

Nervous China may attack India!

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 10 Jul , 2012

  China will launch an attack on India before 2012. There are multiple reasons for a desperate Beijing to teach India the final lesson, thereby ensuring Chinese supremacy in Asia in this century....

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