Geopolitics

India and the Indian Ocean

India and the Indian Ocean

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2011

  The main security threats to Indian interests in the Indian Ocean area arise from three factors—firstly, the gradual erosion of the Indian political influence in the area; secondly, the increase...

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J&K: The complete surrender?

J&K: The complete surrender?

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2011

The recent spate of scams has so exhausted the fund of public outrage, that the die-hard votaries of peace with Pakistan (at any cost) have found the time opportune to shamelessly resile from...

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Will China cross the Rubicon of its history?

Will China cross the Rubicon of its history?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Feb , 2011

  The seriousness with which China has been viewing the dangers of a new revolution in China inspired by the people’s uprising in Egypt would be evident from the number of high-level...

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Chinese and Korean companies attacked by Libyan protesters

Chinese and Korean companies attacked by Libyan protesters

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2011

Resentment over the comfortable life-style of foreigners working in Libyan projects as compared to the poverty of Libyan workers seems to be playing a role in the current turmoil in Libya. This...

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 Uncle Red adds to China’s nervousness

Uncle Red adds to China’s nervousness

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2011

“Go, go, go! Forge on ahead. “The awakened lion is roaring. “It will smash corruption, and bury the dictatorship. “Mighty Egypt has no room for clowns. “With no equality or human rights,...

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India-China Relations: Some Reflections

India-China Relations: Some Reflections

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 21 Feb , 2011

  India’s China policy has been marked by friendship, sentimentalism, fear, diffidence, brinksmanship, wishful thinking and engagement. This mixture of attitudes reflects the complexity of the...

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Net-Spawn Campaign Unnerves Beijing

Net-Spawn Campaign Unnerves Beijing

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2011

Anti-Chinese Communist Party dissidents based abroad have unleashed a web campaign against the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In hundreds of messages directed to the Chinese...

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Civil War in Libya: Gaddafi uses Pak & BD Mercenaries?

Civil War in Libya: Gaddafi uses Pak & BD Mercenaries?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2011

Basic Data (From Bbc) Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has led since 1969 Population 6.5m; land area 1.77m sq km Population with median age of 24.2, and a literacy rate of 88% Gross national income per...

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Bahrain: A Nervous Watch

Bahrain: A Nervous Watch

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

  BASIC DATA (From BBC) King Hamad, 61, a Sunni, has been in power since 1999 Population 800,000 (70 per cent Shias); land area 717 sq km, or 100 times smaller than the Irish Republic Ranks 48...

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Sino-Indian border imbroglio

Sino-Indian border imbroglio

By: Lt Gen MC Bhandari | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 19 Feb , 2011

  China launched full scale invasion on India in 1962. In fact, Chinese invasion had commenced way back in 1906 when it maneuvered and succeeded in concluding the 1906 Convention in Calcutta. In...

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China ‘outsources’ its war against India

China ‘outsources’ its war against India

By: Col Rajinder Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Feb , 2011

  While India keeps dithering in her resolve to tackle China firmly, her Northern neighbor has been steadfastly moving towards making India a non-entity in global affairs. China has adopted a no...

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Himalayan Rivers: Geopolitics and Strategic Perspectives

Himalayan Rivers: Geopolitics and Strategic Perspectives

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 23.2 Apr-Jul 2008 | Date: 17 Feb , 2011

  On October 7, 1950 the PLA’s Second Field Army marched into Eastern Tibet to ‘liberate’ the Roof of the World. Several factors can explain this move. A few days after the beginning of the...

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Egypt: As seen from nervous Beijing

Egypt: As seen from nervous Beijing

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Feb , 2011

In its issue of February 14, 2011, the “Global Times” of Beijing, which is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, has come out with a commentary on the success of the Revolution in Egypt. It...

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Revolt in the New Dominion

Revolt in the New Dominion

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 14 Feb , 2011

It was a few days only after I had written an article on the instability of the situation in China that the news flashed that in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang (The New Dominion in Chinese),...

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Obama’s next big problem is Pakistan

Obama’s next big problem is Pakistan

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

After Egypt, things are rapidly getting out of control for the United States in Pakistan, where , after the Raymond Davis Incident the US has threatened to end Diplomatic Relations with...

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Nepal headed in a dreadful direction

Nepal headed in a dreadful direction

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

  The recent election of Jhalanath Khanal of CPN (UML) as the Prime Minister is a grim indicator that political developments in Nepal is going in the most dreadful direction. The new secret...

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Egypt: An Uncertain Transition

Egypt: An Uncertain Transition

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

  Some have termed the departure of President Hosni Mubarak from office on February 11,2011, as a resignation. Some others have called it waiving the office or powers of the President. The...

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The Fragile Af-Pak Policy

The Fragile Af-Pak Policy

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 07 Feb , 2011

  With each passing day, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Obama administration’s so-called Af–Pak policy is simply not working. The fraudulent Presidential elections in...

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The Arab lessons

The Arab lessons

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2011

  While it will be little premature to suggest that a democratic revolution is sweeping across the Arab world at the moment, the Arabs are no doubt undergoing a great period of turmoil. It started...

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Egypt: The Modified Script

Egypt: The Modified Script

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2011

  The contagion of protests spreading from one country to another in the Arab world has made the ruling dispensations edgy and nervous. The general feeling in India and many other parts of the...

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