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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