Geopolitics

Pak gimmicks deprive Baloch of a real solution

Pak gimmicks deprive Baloch of a real solution

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Apr , 2011

In what is being portrayed as yet another attempt by the Pakistani government to appease Balochistan, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Parvez Ashfaq Kayani has announced to replace...

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 Suppression of monks in Sichuan

Suppression of monks in Sichuan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Apr , 2011

 Reports received from the Sichuan province of China speak of the arrest of about 300 Buddhist monks belonging to the Kirti monastery in the Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of the province...

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Pakistan Armed Forces: The Other Pillar

Pakistan Armed Forces: The Other Pillar

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Book Excerpt: Reassessing Pakistan | Date: 25 Apr , 2011

  The Muslim League whose campaign led to the birth of Pakistan could hardly be called a grass roots party until after 1940 when the Pakistan Resolution was adopted. The League might have operated...

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Worsening Violence in Syria


Worsening Violence in Syria


By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2011

” Good Friday” on April 22,2011, saw violent protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad all over Syria. For the first time since the protest movement started in the southern city...

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‘Pak army wants Imran as next PM’

‘Pak army wants Imran as next PM’

By: Tejas Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2011

    The man who led the 1992 World Cup winning Pakistan cricket team, Imran Khan, is the choice of the Pakistan military establishment to take over as the next prime minister of the country.  ...

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Waziristan: Fedayeen-e-Islam Training 1000 suicide bombers

Waziristan: Fedayeen-e-Islam Training 1000 suicide bombers

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Apr , 2011

  A fourteen year old boy, a suicide bomber in the making was captured after he failed to detonate his vest in an attack at the Sakhi Sarwar shrine in the district of Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab...

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Sympathy grows for LTTE internationally

Sympathy grows for LTTE internationally

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2011

  A United Nations report leaked recently, estimates thousands of civilians were killed during the fighting between Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE – known as the Tamil Tigers in 2009. The...

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ISI’s Strategic Blackmail

ISI’s Strategic Blackmail

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2011

  Taking advantage of the political controversy in Pakistan over the Raymond Allen Davis case, the ISI has strategically capped intelligence cooperation with and operations by the CIA. Davis, a...

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An Ocean of Instability

An Ocean of Instability

By: Tejas Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Apr , 2011

The recent reports of the presence of Chinese troops in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) have set the alarm bells ringing in New Delhi. Despite its neutrality on the Kashmir issue, Beijing is...

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China leads Great Game in Afghanistan

China leads Great Game in Afghanistan

By: Tejas Patel | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2011

Almost 10 years back, Taliban destroyed statues of Buddha in Afghanistan’s Bamyan province and now around 1000 workers are working hard to excavate artifacts at another Buddhist site in the...

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Somali Pirates say they are at war with India

Somali Pirates say they are at war with India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2011

According to the Wikipedia,Information Dissemination is a weblog covering international and United States naval affairs. It was founded in 2007 by Raymond Pritchett, who edits it under the...

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Nepal deporting Tibetans to China secretly

Nepal deporting Tibetans to China secretly

By: Nidhi Bhardwaj | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2011

When Chen Bingde, the Chinese army chief, and his 15-member delegation landed in Kathmandu on March 23, 2011, he brought him a loyalty-trust proposal for the pro-China ruling coalition of the...

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Misreading Pakistan

Misreading Pakistan

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2011

The recently revealed WikiLeaks documents mentioned, among others, how the then national security advisor M K Narayanan had indicated once to his American interlocutors, and that too, in the...

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Follow the orders from Beijing

Follow the orders from Beijing

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Apr , 2011

The present regime in Beijing is really allergic to democracy.  Though since ancient times democracy has been recognized as the best way to get the ‘masses’ to participate to the governance of a...

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Pakistan: The Same Old Story – II

Pakistan: The Same Old Story – II

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 14 Apr , 2011

  The JUD, which played an active role in the humanitarian relief and rehabilitation operations in the PoK after the earthquake of October, 2005, is playing a similar role now in organizing relief...

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Pakistan: The Same Old Story – I

Pakistan: The Same Old Story – I

By: B Raman | Issue: Book Excerpt: Mumbai 26/11 | Date: 13 Apr , 2011

  The US pressured India into not retaliating against Pakistan after the attempted attack on the Indian Parliament by Pakistani terrorists on December 13, 2001, and promised that Pakistan would be...

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Chinese troops sited in Nepal too!

Chinese troops sited in Nepal too!

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2011

The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Hong Lei denied the presence of the PLA troops in POK. Unfortunately, Chinese soldiers are not only present in POK, but also in large number in Nepal....

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Trends in China’s South Asia Policy

Trends in China’s South Asia Policy

By: Dr Monika Chansoria | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 08 Apr , 2011

  Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to India and thereafter to Pakistan in December 2010 can be ascribed to as being a ‘withering’ one as far as India is concerned and an ‘all-weather’...

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A Lesson from Fukushima

A Lesson from Fukushima

By: Air Marshal AK Trikha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Apr , 2011

  Japan is no stranger to natural disasters. In living memory it has been rocked by severe earthquakes, battered by typhoons and tsunamis which have left a trail of death and destruction in their...

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Libya: The West faces three disturbing ground realities

Libya: The West faces three disturbing ground realities

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2011

The Western campaign — by exploiting the fig leaf cover of the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 for protecting civilians in Libya — to work for a regime change in Libya has come face to face...

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