Geopolitics

Doklam, BRICS and Beyond: Assessing China’s Response

Doklam, BRICS and Beyond: Assessing China’s Response

By: Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Oct , 2017

 “Strategy 11 ‘李代桃僵’ - Plum tree sacrificed for the peach tree (Sacrifice the silver to keep the gold). There are circumstances in which you must sacrifice short-term objectives in...

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Change of guard on subcontinent

Change of guard on subcontinent

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Sep , 2017

US Defence Secretary James Mattis recently met with his Indian counterpart, Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi. Two subjects took precedence over a variety of items on their agenda for talks. These...

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Battleground Afghanistan

Battleground Afghanistan

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Sep , 2017

The title ‘Battleground Afghanistan’ is because Afghanistan will likely remain a battleground in the foreseeable future.  And, this is not because of the presence of US and NATO forces....

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North Korea: A Rogue State Pain in the Neck for All

North Korea: A Rogue State Pain in the Neck for All

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Sep , 2017

North Korea has been accelerating its nuclear weapons development under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, a third-generation dictator who has conducted four of North Korea’s six nuclear tests...

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Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North...

Is China’s ‘Frontline State Strategy’ going out of Control or North...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Sep , 2017

The Frontline State Strategy of China When President Trump on taking over tried to outsource the problem of resolving North Korean Crisis to China presumably in exchange of some trade...

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Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!!

Will jihad kill China-Pakistan Economic Corridor!!!

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Sep , 2017

China and Pakistan have signed an Anti-Terror Cooperation Agreement devoted exclusively for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The imperative being increasing threat to the CPEC from jihadi...

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Spectacles of terror: From Islamic fundamentalism to the ‘un’holy Jihad

Spectacles of terror: From Islamic fundamentalism to the ‘un’holy Jihad

By: Anant Mishra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Sep , 2017

Since 9/11, the global press has exclusively covered all major conflicts, from Syria to Libya, to African Union joint task force against Boko Haram in Africa. Witnessing some of these intense...

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Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power...

Doklam: India at an Inflection Point in its Quest for Regional/Global Power...

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 14 Sep , 2017

Doklam, was an innocuous and routine local initiative by the troops on ground. The commander there felt the need to ensure that the existing Agreements and Treaties between India and China are...

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US faces the ultimate in China’s Unrestricted Warfare

US faces the ultimate in China’s Unrestricted Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Sep , 2017

After the 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Korean peninsula on September 3, North Korea claimed it has successfully conducted hydrogen bomb test that could be fitted to ICBMs. This was the...

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Why Rohingyas cannot be allowed in India

Why Rohingyas cannot be allowed in India

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2017

It is now proven that Pakistan through the ISI and LeT has converted the Rohingya problem into global jihad. Earlier several media reports highlighted the visits of top LeT functionaries to...

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North Korea: A Pariah State?

North Korea: A Pariah State?

By: Gp Capt TP Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Sep , 2017

The world has never ever been closer to a nuke strike by a tiny but belligerent nation publicly admonishing and challenging the surviving super power. Will the eccentric, unpredictable and...

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Rohingya Muslims: Failure of ‘Two Nation Theory’ of Pakistan

Rohingya Muslims: Failure of ‘Two Nation Theory’ of Pakistan

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2017

The Indian subcontinent had to confront an ideological falsehood called ‘Two Nation Theory’ denting the national consciousness at the time when the national movement was entering its last...

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North Korea’s irrationality is instigated by Beijing

North Korea’s irrationality is instigated by Beijing

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2017

North Korea’s brazen defiance of sanctions, yet again seen on Sept 3, 2017 – when it detonated its sixth nuclear device (claimed by it to be a thermo-nuclear weapon has tremendous devastating...

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India’s Doklam gains

India’s Doklam gains

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Aug , 2017

Now that 73-day long standoff between the troops of India and China at the Doklam tri-junction (India, China and Bhutan) has come to an end, a dispassionate analysis of the episode is...

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Pakistan for Balochistan, not Balochis

Pakistan for Balochistan, not Balochis

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Aug , 2017

Balochistan province of Pakistan constitutes nearly half of country’s landmass, i.e. 347,190 sq km. This province has never accepted the Pakistani framework of nation-state. Most Balochis...

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Finally: A US President shows Pakistan the Mirror

Finally: A US President shows Pakistan the Mirror

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2017

No US President has ever been as direct as President Donald Trump, in publicly showing the mirror to Pakistan. In the past, when Hillary Clinton threatened Pakistan to join GWOT or face...

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China’s Interest in the South China Sea

China’s Interest in the South China Sea

By: Jayadeva Ranade | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 26 Aug , 2017

China is the largest country in the region in terms of economic strength, military might and land area. Since 2013, China has begun trying to alter the status quo in its neighbourhood, views the...

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US Afghan Policy: A Shot in the Arm For India

US Afghan Policy: A Shot in the Arm For India

By: Ashok Sajjanhar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Aug , 2017

Exactly seven months after his inauguration as the President of the United States, President Donald Trump unveiled his Afghan Policy on 21st August. The Policy was long in coming. But the wait...

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Now Doklam: Renounce of the Eternal ‘Wisdom of China’

Now Doklam: Renounce of the Eternal ‘Wisdom of China’

By: Lt Gen Gautam Banerjee | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Aug , 2017

The Hoary and Sublime‘Wisdom of China’ Scholars and strategists across the globe have always wondered at the excellence of China’s hoary strategic Wisdom. This is a Wisdom which is derived...

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Reviewing ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine

Reviewing ‘Responsibility to Protect’ doctrine

By: Anant Mishra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Aug , 2017

Today, the concept of international warfare has received a paradigm shift, moving away from its traditional concept, it has adapted the “globalization” extending the warfare to socio-economic...

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