Geopolitics

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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Need to guard against commando-style swarm attacks at Mohali

Need to guard against commando-style swarm attacks at Mohali

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

  The “Dawn” of Karachi has reported as follows in its web site: “The guessing game ended early hours on Sunday when the Prime Minister  Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani decided to accept Indian...

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India needs an intelligent strategy

India needs an intelligent strategy

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 20.2 Apr-Jun 2005 | Date: 28 Mar , 2011

By a turn of good fortune, geo-political factors today favor India. We are perhaps the only country in the world with unique access to opposing camps, consisting of major and minor powers or...

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Jasmine Revolution: Make or Break in Bahrain?

Jasmine Revolution: Make or Break in Bahrain?

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2011

  The so-called ‘Jasmine Revolution’ in the Middle East, which has impacted the popular perception of the Western World, particularly amongst the uninformed, seems to have hit a roadblock in...

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Neighbour is not sporting but we’ve handed out invite

Neighbour is not sporting but we’ve handed out invite

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2011

Not only the World Cup sporting fortunes of our cricket team in the quarter final match against Australia were in play, the political fortunes of our relations with Pakistan were at stake too....

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India’s Role in the New World Order

India’s Role in the New World Order

By: Col Ajay Singh | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 25 Mar , 2011

  Over the past five months or so, in spite of surfacing corruption charges, a virtual paralysis of parliament and sense of political drift in the country, India has had much to cheer about. The...

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Hardly any water in Wikileaks revelations

Hardly any water in Wikileaks revelations

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Mar , 2011

  Professional diplomats will find little that is new or startling in the Wikileaks cables. For them the quality and content of reporting in the leaked cables is quite standard fare. Transmitting...

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Libya: Increasing Confusion

Libya: Increasing Confusion

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

“The rebels’ strategy is to push west but this has got off to a halting start, and without further concerted air strikes it is difficult to see how this rag-tag army will ever achieve its aim of...

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Will Pakistan Implode?

Will Pakistan Implode?

By: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 21 Mar , 2011

  Imagine a country where every week one or two young men – mostly in their teens, blow themselves up as suicide bombers in senseless acts of violence! Where targeted killings take place almost...

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Davis Deal: US to limit HUMINT Ops in Pak territory

Davis Deal: US to limit HUMINT Ops in Pak territory

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Mar , 2011

It is leant from reliable sources in Pakistan that acceptance of blood money by the heirs to the two Pakistanis who were killed by Raymond Davis on January 27,2011, their withdrawal of the...

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Bahrain: On the Sectarian Razor’s Edge

Bahrain: On the Sectarian Razor’s Edge

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Mar , 2011

Bahrain, a Shia majority State ruled by a Sunni family, is on the sectarian razor’s edge following the entry of about 2000 troops from the member-States of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)...

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Ethical Dimensions of the Tibet Question

Ethical Dimensions of the Tibet Question

By: Dalai Lama | Issue: Book Excerpt: Rising India | Date: 16 Mar , 2011

  The Tibet issue is a moral issue. First, the Tibetan nation or community has been influenced by Buddhism which came from India. It changed the whole Tibetan way of life, making it a more...

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