Geopolitics

Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

Oslo: China coming to terms with reality

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

After having waged a high-pressure campaign to enforce a boycott of the Oslo function on December 10 to honour in absentia Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese human rights activist who has been awarded the...

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New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

New Delhi must regularly interact with Dalai Lama

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, needs to be complimented for standing firm to China and refusing to be bullied by it into not attending the Oslo function on December 10, 2010, in honour...

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IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

IM warns attacks on Hindu holy places

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

The message dated December 6, 2010, purporting to be from the Indian Mujahideen (IM) indirectly claiming responsibility for the explosion in Varanasi on December 7, 2010, was received by the...

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The deluge: will Pakistan submerge or survive?

The deluge: will Pakistan submerge or survive?

By: Col Ajay Singh | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

  Nature has a strange way of altering the destiny of men and nations. The great biblical floods gave rise to the Jewish Nation, the terrible famine of Bengal in the 1850s helped provoke the first...

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The myths exposed by Wikileaks

The myths exposed by Wikileaks

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

The confidential cables exchanged between the US State Department and the US diplomatic missions abroad, which have been released by WikiLeaks, expose the following five myths: Firstly, the myth...

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Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

Zardari in Sri Lanka: Counter-Balancing India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2010

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan visited Sri Lanka from November 27 to 30, 2010, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Among those who accompanied him were Shah Mehmood...

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The Fall of the Dragon

The Fall of the Dragon

By: Ashish Puntambekar | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 06 Dec , 2010

  Why should developments in the American housing / subprime market in 2007 and currently continuing into 2008 be of any interest to the defense analyst ? Well … probably it’s because what’s...

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Time to stop appeasing China

Time to stop appeasing China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2010

The Government of India has not yet  indicated its response to the reported pressure from the Chinese Government to boycott the Nobel Peace Prize Award function proposed to be held at Oslo on...

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The internal political situation in China

The internal political situation in China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Dec , 2010

  An editorial published on October 15, 2010, by the Communist Party controlled “Global Times” said:“China has changed a lot. In the future it will continue to adopt gradualism to bring...

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WikiLeaks and India

WikiLeaks and India

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Dec , 2010

  WikiLeaks has done it again. The whistle-blowing website has just published hundreds of thousands of confidential State Department cables. These communications apparently reveal the details of...

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Wikileaks: The Chinese Shiver

Wikileaks: The Chinese Shiver

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2010

The Chinese authorities have told their people of the tsunami of documents of the US Government being flooded into the public domain by WikiLeaks. They are surprised that the US Government has...

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Wikileaks: Implications of Leakage of US Diplomatic Cables

Wikileaks: Implications of Leakage of US Diplomatic Cables

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2010

The leakage by WikiLeaks of over 200,000 diplomatic cables exchanged between the US State Department and its diplomatic missions abroad could have serious implications for US diplomacy and for...

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Wikileaks: Intelligence of Interest to India

Wikileaks: Intelligence of Interest to India

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Nov , 2010

Wikileaks has claimed to have received from its source 251,287 documents, which are mainly diplomatic cables of a classification lower than “Top Secret” exchanged between the US State Department...

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An Analysis of China’s White Papers on Defense

An Analysis of China’s White Papers on Defense

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 28 Nov , 2010

  Have you ever heard of the term ‘Informationization’? The word is used 48 times in the new White Paper (WP) on Defense1 published by The Information Office of State Council of the...

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Prospects for Democratization in Myanmar: Impact on India

Prospects for Democratization in Myanmar: Impact on India

By: David I Steinberg | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 27 Nov , 2010

  According to the military junta that rules Myanmar,1 the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is on the cusp of the completion in 2010 of its self-ordained “roadmap” to a form of...

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The Madhesis of Nepal

The Madhesis of Nepal

By: K Yhome | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 26 Nov , 2010

  Dramatic events in the past one year since the 2006 “April Revolution” in Nepal have been redefining the political landscape of the Himalayan nation in more ways than one. One important...

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Pakistan: The Anti-India Identity

Pakistan: The Anti-India Identity

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 25 Nov , 2010

  Jinnah’s full encouragement to the vicious anti-Hindu rhetoric in the campaign for Pakistan raises serious doubts about his much -touted stature as a visionary. More importantly, it reveals a...

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Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

Continuing North Korean threat to regional peace & stability

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2010

The continuing North Korean threat to regional peace and stability has again been demonstrated by its surprise  artillery attack on the Yeonpyeong island under South Korean control on November...

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Limitations of Russia-India-China triangle

Limitations of Russia-India-China triangle

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2010

  Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China (RIC) on Nov 15 held their 10th trilateral at the Chinese city Wuhan to discuss a host of regional and international issues like counter-terrorism,...

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China: Friend or Foe?

China: Friend or Foe?

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 24 Nov , 2010

Year 2008 will be a special year. It is a leap year and for the first time in modern history, China will organize the Olympic Games. One remembers that in ancient Greece, this was a time for...

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