Geopolitics

The New Line-Up in China’s Defense Forces

The New Line-Up in China’s Defense Forces

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 07 Jan , 2018

Xi Jinping the Winner At the end of the 19th Congress, Xi Jinping appears to emerge the winner on most fronts. First and foremost, the 19th Congress approved an amendment to the Party...

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Armed Forces Suicides, Welfare and Morale

Armed Forces Suicides, Welfare and Morale

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2018

A recent editorial in a national daily titled ‘An Unhappy Army’ states that unflattering information on the internal “atmosphere” in the armed services is seldom made public: the...

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Trump–Pakistan Jihad Love

Trump–Pakistan Jihad Love

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jan , 2018

The news has come that Pakistan has imposed a ban on Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations. Pakistani media have given wide publicity to this...

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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: 04 Jan , 2018

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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Netanyahu is Coming!

Netanyahu is Coming!

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jan , 2018

When PM Narendra Modi made his maiden visit to Israel last year, Israeli newspapers had headlined that the world’s most important Prime Minister is coming to Israel. Now Israeli Prime Minister...

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Triad vs Quad – Indian Geopolitical Options as a Twin vertex

Triad vs Quad – Indian Geopolitical Options as a Twin vertex

By: Navneet Bhushan | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Dec , 2017

In the year 2017, India suddenly found itself as a peculiar cog in the emerging superpower rivalry between rising and aggressive China’s deep designs as reflected in BRI (Belt and Road...

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North Korea and Pakistan: Judged by Different Yardsticks

North Korea and Pakistan: Judged by Different Yardsticks

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Dec , 2017

Are North Korea’s nuclear tipped missiles a threat to the World or the United States of America? Is United States of America the World??!! US began to look at North Korea in a different light....

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More Cross Border killings, another Surgical Strike?

More Cross Border killings, another Surgical Strike?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Dec , 2017

India lost one Major and three soldiers in Pakistan’s cross border action in Keri Sector of Rajouri District of J&K on December 24. Pakistani troops reportedly targeted the Army patrol at Brat...

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Nepal Goes Red and Closer to China

Nepal Goes Red and Closer to China

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Dec , 2017

In the first direct election of the Pratinidhi Sabha after the promulgation of new Constitution in Nepal, the Communist Party combination have won 116 out of 165 seats. The remaining 110 seats of...

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India’s Entry in the Wassenaar Arrangement is a steppingstone to get...

India’s Entry in the Wassenaar Arrangement is a steppingstone to get...

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

The Ministry of External Affairs on 8 December 2017 welcomed the decision of the Wassenaar Arrangement to admit India as the 42nd member of the organisation, which aims to regulate trade and use...

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Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas

Simmering Cauldron in the Himalayas

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2017

We shall be entering twenty-eighth year of sponsored Kashmir insurgency. The bloodshed on either side has neither thrown out India nor brought in Pakistan.  The position of Kashmir uprising is...

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Bullet Train, Saltoro and the BMS

Bullet Train, Saltoro and the BMS

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2017

In a recent pre-election rally in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that those who do not want the bullet train are welcome to keep using the bullock cart. Debunkers of the bullet train...

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Use of Pakistan by Indians

Use of Pakistan by Indians

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2017

At a time when the Gujarat election fever pervades India, the timing of meeting between some Indian stalwarts and Pakistanis in New Delhi is intriguing. The Indians comprised a former Vice...

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Kashmir fast heading towards “Acchhe Din”

Kashmir fast heading towards “Acchhe Din”

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Dec , 2017

When a lamp is about to extinguish, it begins to flicker. Similarly, terrorism in Kashmir is flickering. The gun has yielded space to stones. The militancy is on decline. Hurriyat leadership has...

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Oil – Is It a Dying Resource?

Oil – Is It a Dying Resource?

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 11 Dec , 2017

Countries that consume large amounts of energy have been coping with oil prices hovering around $110 per barrel since the beginning of 2011, as most of the developed and developing nations have...

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Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

Kashmiri Separatists Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2017

Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), the main two militant organisations in Pakistan who provide ISI’s cutting edge to the Pakistan-sponsored proxy war in Kashmir have, of late,...

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The Space Race, The Cold War

The Space Race, The Cold War

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 09 Dec , 2017

The zeal the US and the USSR had to outperform one another, proved quite beneficial to the progress of science. The work culture of the two superpowers was poles apart yet each one was trying to...

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The Mazari Saga – and the Pakistan Army-Islamist Nexus

The Mazari Saga – and the Pakistan Army-Islamist Nexus

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2017

The video of Imaan Mazari of Pakistan lambasting the Pakistani Army and Pakistani Government’s handling of the recent protests by Islamists in Faizabad...

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Chabahar: A Strategic Game Changer

Chabahar: A Strategic Game Changer

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2017

Chabahar is a deep-sea port located in Sistan Baluchistan area of Iran at the mouth of Gulf of Oman. It is a strategically located port because it provides direct access to the Indian Ocean...

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Islam in Service of Pakistan Military

Islam in Service of Pakistan Military

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2017

"Pakistan has two – wedge approach to dealing with terrorism. On one hand, yes, they do not like terrorism, or attacks from terrorism in their country. But at the same time, they do not mind...

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