Geopolitics

Was Tahrir Square Revolution a Failed Effort in Applying Nonviolence?

Was Tahrir Square Revolution a Failed Effort in Applying Nonviolence?

By: Dr Krishna S Dhir, PhD | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jul , 2017

Although Islamic groups do not hold a monopoly on violence, the prevailing trends are such that many in the West, and also in the East, now conflate Islamic traditions with a propensity for...

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Middle East Boils Over Qatar

Middle East Boils Over Qatar

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jul , 2017

The Middle East has never been a picture of stability, much to the chagrin and worry of the world. The region, however, has had some semblance of order for the last seven to eight decades or so...

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Leveraged Transactional Diplomacy (LTD) can resolve the Doklam Stand off

Leveraged Transactional Diplomacy (LTD) can resolve the Doklam Stand off

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2017

There is no gainsaying, that in modern warfare, a military confrontation between two militarily unequal nations, does not always result in the defeat of the weaker nation, though, in all...

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How should India deal with China?

How should India deal with China?

By: Sanjeev Nayyar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jul , 2017

India's refusal to be part of OBOR and Doklam stand-off has made China occupy more mind space than at any time in the recent past. Conversely Global Times, mouthpiece of the Communist Party of...

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Doklam: Keeping the Powder Dry!

Doklam: Keeping the Powder Dry!

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jul , 2017

The SENSEX is zooming and therefore all is hunky dory. The Government is busy with its economic agenda. All is well. Doklam!! What of it? Are war clouds looming? Are we conjuring up reasons for...

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US Stance on Pakistan – finally righting

US Stance on Pakistan – finally righting

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Jul , 2017

For the first time ever the US has listed Pakistan among the nations providing “safe havens” to terrorists, saying terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and JeM continued to operate,...

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Chinese Doklam Standoff very different from previous Border Disputes

Chinese Doklam Standoff very different from previous Border Disputes

By: Brig Arun Bajpai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jul , 2017

Discarding Bhutan’s objections, when Chinese unilaterally started constructing a Class 40 road towards Bhutan Army’s camp in Zompelri on 16 Jun in Doklam area, thereby bringing the Tri...

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Politics over China’s Political Warfare

Politics over China’s Political Warfare

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jul , 2017

Query about China’s political warfare in India and you receive blank looks as if the antecedents of Princess Wei are being asked who as per President Xi Jinping was married to the moon in...

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Doklam Standoff: A case of Chinese duplicity

Doklam Standoff: A case of Chinese duplicity

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 19 Jul , 2017

Consistency has never been a virtue for the Communist rulers of China in settling their border disputes with the neigbours. They have used different principles for different countries. And this...

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Iran-Pakistan Relations – turbulent times

Iran-Pakistan Relations – turbulent times

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jul , 2017

The Iran-Pakistan relations face turbulent times, the major reason being the same as in India-Pakistan and Afghanistan-Pakistan relations; Pakistan sponsored terrorism.  In May this year, Iran...

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China: Threat or Challenge?

China: Threat or Challenge?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Book Excerpt: China: Threat or Challenge? | Date: 16 Jul , 2017

China’s sustained double digit economic growth over three decades transformed China. It has lifted 700 million Chinese people out poverty – an unparalleled feat in human history. Its economic...

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India’s Strategic Culture: Need for Change

India’s Strategic Culture: Need for Change

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jul , 2017

Alexander of Greece, the Scythians, Genghis Khan, Mahmud Ghazni (17 times), Mohammed Ghori, Timur the Lame and the Mughals, among others, all invaded India through the Khyber Pass. Less than 400...

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Third Country Threat in Kashmir – More Chinese Subterfuge

Third Country Threat in Kashmir – More Chinese Subterfuge

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2017

The dirty mind games of the Communist Party of China (CPC) continue unabated, especially through one of its slimy mouthpieces ‘Global Times’, be it through editorials or articles. The...

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Are Nuclear Weapons Losing their Sheen of Strategic Deterrence?

Are Nuclear Weapons Losing their Sheen of Strategic Deterrence?

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 12 Jul , 2017

“A process of interacting expectations with additional motive for attack being produced by successive cycles of ‘He thinks we think he thinks we think… He thinks we think he will attack; so...

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The Mask of Xi Jinping

The Mask of Xi Jinping

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2017

There is considerable enthusiasm over the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the informal BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the recent G-20...

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Spare no weapon if Doklam poses existential crisis

Spare no weapon if Doklam poses existential crisis

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2017

Is the Doklam faceoff, India’s Cuban crisis moment? The recent statement by a Chinese expert that if India has the right to interfere on behalf of Bhutan in the Chumbi Valley, China accordingly...

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India-China Doklam Plateau Standoff: A ‘Wei Qi’ Perspective

India-China Doklam Plateau Standoff: A ‘Wei Qi’ Perspective

By: Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan, AVSM, VSM | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jul , 2017

The current stand-off should be seen in Bhutan should be seen in the larger perspective of China’s strategy in the region based on the rules of its ancient game of ‘Wei Qi’ or Go - an...

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The Islamic Caliphate of West Bengal and Bangladesh

The Islamic Caliphate of West Bengal and Bangladesh

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2017

The recent communal clashes in Basirhat in 24 Parganas in West Bengal was not the least spontaneous, but was clearly orchestrated. In case it was spontaneous, flags, and sophisticated...

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China’s Unabated Cartographic Aggression

China’s Unabated Cartographic Aggression

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2017

China’s global cartographic aggression has no parallel. The periodicity with which China changes its territorial claims gives an indication that the Communist Party of China (CPC) treats maps...

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The PLA  Army: Vision 2025

The PLA Army: Vision 2025

By: Maj Gen Sheru Thapliyal, PhD | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 05 Jul , 2017

The Chinese have long realised that technology is the cutting edge in modern combat. Accordingly, China has embarked on an ambitious programme to revamp its technological capability and this...

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