Geopolitics

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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Charlottesville Protests: USA at a Threshold of a Bitter Racial Conflict

Charlottesville Protests: USA at a Threshold of a Bitter Racial Conflict

By: Rakesh Kr Sinha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Aug , 2017

A group of about 500 people chanting  “White Lives Matter”  and “Unite the Right” suddenly descended  on 12th Aug 2017 to Charlottesville (Virginia) to protest the removal of a statue...

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India’s Polite but Firm Stand at Doklam that has Unnerved China

India’s Polite but Firm Stand at Doklam that has Unnerved China

By: Brig Arun Bajpai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Aug , 2017

The Doklam standoff between India and China is now almost two months old, longest in recent history of stand-offs between the two Asian giants. On 16 Jun ‘17 when china started this mischief...

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Jinping’s Worries and the Game of Nukes

Jinping’s Worries and the Game of Nukes

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Aug , 2017

Heading a large country like China, President Xi Jinping naturally has many worries, besides pushing his pet project - the ‘China Dream’.  The standoff between the Indian Army and the PLA at...

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Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy...

Doklam Plateau Standoff or South China Sea: Chinese Active Defence Strategy...

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Aug , 2017

As Comprehensive National Power (CNP) of China is growing, its strategy to impose its national will (as perceived by its few key leaders), exercise its power through its behavior in the...

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China has done India a Favor

China has done India a Favor

By: Dr Amarjit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Aug , 2017

  China did India a favor in 1962 by waking up the Indian government, especially the deceptive Prime Minister of the time, though it really killed him very quickly after. The conflict brought the...

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Doklam: Sinister Strategic Lessons for Asian Region of a Rising China

Doklam: Sinister Strategic Lessons for Asian Region of a Rising China

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Aug , 2017

In the mid-1990’s a “China Threat Theory” gained currency as a reaction to China’s huge progress in the economic, military and manufacturing sectors. In fact, its overall accumulation of...

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Hurriyat: The lynchpin of Pakistan’s War

Hurriyat: The lynchpin of Pakistan’s War

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Aug , 2017

The Hurriyat is in docks. The houses and properties of the leaders and their associates have been raided. It has yielded a mountain of evidence and proof of culpability, blatant criminality and...

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