Geopolitics

Focusing on a National Security Strategic Chain

Focusing on a National Security Strategic Chain

By: NNL/HEM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2011

PLA Daily published an article that Qiushi Journal later republished stating that China should focus on its national security strategic chain, which is composed of strategic resources, strategic...

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US should pay more attention to Balochistan

US should pay more attention to Balochistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2011

  There is a need for the US to pay more attention to Balochistan as part of its Af-Pak strategy in order to pacify the Pashtun militancy encouraged by Al Qaeda and the Talibans operating in the...

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PLA’s psywar against the US

PLA’s psywar against the US

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

  As Robert Gates, the US Defence Secretary, gets ready to visit China from January 9 to 12 and as President Hu Jintao’s State visit to Washington DC on January 19 approaches, the People’s...

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LTTE’S Self-Destruction

LTTE’S Self-Destruction

By: Lt Gen SC Sardeshpande | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

  Insurgency-guerilla war as a combination in the struggle of the weak against the strong has established itself as a strong and successful method of waging an armed struggle. It is said that the...

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Spreading roots of extremism in Pakistan

Spreading roots of extremism in Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2011

  The roots of extremism are spreading in Pakistan. This is obvious from the assassination of Salman Taseer, the Governor of Punjab, by a policeman belonging to the Elite Force of the Punjab...

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Pakistan’s Punjab Governor Taseer’s Assassination

Pakistan’s Punjab Governor Taseer’s Assassination

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

  The assassination of Salman Taseer, the liberal Governor of Punjab, by one of his police security guards at an Islamabad shopping centre on January 4 because of the Governor’s criticism of the...

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Iran-US Confrontation

Iran-US Confrontation

By: Vikram Sood | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 05 Jan , 2011

  The world has watched most of the last year and the one preceding, the Iran-US confrontation, at times with baited breath as the two seemed to be on hair trigger alert from time to time. The...

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Liang Guanglie: Wars Are Unlikely, but Military Friction Can’t Be...

Liang Guanglie: Wars Are Unlikely, but Military Friction Can’t Be...

By: Contributed by Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2010

On December 29, 2010, People’s Daily published a December interview of Liang Guanglie, China’s Defense Minister. Li stated in the interview, “Looking at the current world situation, a full-scale...

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The end of Shangrila

The end of Shangrila

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2010

  As the year comes to a close, one could ask: What was the most depressing news during 2010? There were so many contenders for this description — from the shoddy preparations for the...

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Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

  “The News”, a daily of Pakistan, has carried on December 24, 2010, an analysis by Amir Mir, the well-known Pakistani journalist, of acts of suicide terrorism in Pakistan during 2010.It...

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International Terrorism: A Perspective to Current Scenarios

International Terrorism: A Perspective to Current Scenarios

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

  Terrorism has undergone what may be equivalent to genetic changes. In the earlier decades, its agenda was mostly political, such as class questions, national liberation and urban or anarchic...

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Countering Sino-Pak Axis

Countering Sino-Pak Axis

By: Maj Gen Pushpendra Singh | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 22 Dec , 2010

  Harsh V Pant who teaches at King’s College, London describes Obama’s foreign policy as ‘courting America’s adversaries while ignoring friends and potential allies.’ India, which has...

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Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2010

  Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China visited Pakistan from December 17 to 19,2010, after having completed a three-day visit to India from December 15 to 17. During his stay in Pakistan, he...

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China seeks to bring in Pakistan as an interested party

China seeks to bring in Pakistan as an interested party

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

In my previous article (China supports Pakistan’s claim on Kashmir!), I had stated as follows: “By questioning the legitimacy of India’s sovereignty over J&K, the Chinese may be creating a...

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India and the US-China Great Game

India and the US-China Great Game

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

  Recently most of the flash points in the Western Pacific region witnessed activation, leading to belligerent posturing by China and its allies like North Korea; and the US and its allies, like...

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China wins in New Delhi

China wins in New Delhi

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2010

  What are the concrete results flowing from the just concluded high profile visit of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao to India? The answer depends on whether one is seeking it from the Indian point of...

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Chinese Incursions and India’s Flawed Response

Chinese Incursions and India’s Flawed Response

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Dec , 2010

Chinese incursions are making headlines in the Indian Press. It is good. Not because the Chinese persist in trespassing into Indian territory, but because the media bring some light onto such...

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China and the Indian Ocean Region

China and the Indian Ocean Region

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 15 Dec , 2010

The topic for today’s seminar, “China and the Indian Ocean Region” relates to an issue on which there is a dire need for India to focus her attention on very closely. Historically, we have...

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US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

US insult to Indian diplomats at airports

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2010

  Even in the past, there had been instances of humiliating body searches of Indian diplomats and visiting dignitaries at US airports. The controversy over this has assumed serious dimensions...

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Tibetan Villagers ‘relocated’ by dam construction

Tibetan Villagers ‘relocated’ by dam construction

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2010

Earlier, I had mentioned that the new dam built by the Chinese near Lhasa.  More news on this front: it seems now that some 4000 farmers will have to be ‘relocated’.  What is strange in...

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