Articles in Geopolitics

Mutiny in Maldives Leads to Replacement of President Nasheed by his...

Mutiny in Maldives Leads to Replacement of President Nasheed by his...

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Feb , 2012

The Maldives saw dramatic developments on February 7,2012, when President Mohammed Nasheed was forced to step down from office following a mutiny by about 100 officers of the Police and the...

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Opening-Up of Myanmar

Opening-Up of Myanmar

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2012

The three-day (Nov.30—Dec 2, 2011) visit of Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, to Myanmar— the first by a US Secretary of State since the visit of Johan Foster Dulles in 1955—...

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It is time to wake up to Chinese incursions

It is time to wake up to Chinese incursions

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Book Excerpt: Tibet - The Lost Frontier | Date: 07 Feb , 2012

Kiren Rijiju, the 36-year-old firebrand Member of Parliament representing Arunachal Pradesh (West), does not share the government’s and Indian Army’s perceptions about Chinese incursions in...

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Russian-Chinese nervousness influences their vote on Syria

Russian-Chinese nervousness influences their vote on Syria

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2012

The veto by Russia and China on February 4,2012, of a resolution in the UN Security Council that called upon Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down in the face of the persisting movement...

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Pakistan at War with Itself

Pakistan at War with Itself

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 27.1 -Mar 2012 | Date: 02 Feb , 2012

In the coming years, Islamabad will remain pre-occupied with internal strife without respite due to multiple contradictions arising out of the use of terrorism primarily against New Delhi as a...

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Curfew in Western Sichuan

Curfew in Western Sichuan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2012

11 Tibetans Die in Police Firing A curfew has been imposed and a shoot-at-sight order has been given to the police following two days of violent protests by Tibetans in certain parts of Western...

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Can Pakistan's Army be Restrained?

Can Pakistan's Army be Restrained?

By: Bhaskar Roy | Issue: Courtesy: Uday India | Date: 18 Jan , 2012

In an interview with the BBC last December, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Ms Hina Rabbani Khar admitted that the Pakistan army’s overwhelming power and influence over the civilian government...

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Time for Solidarity with Balochs

Time for Solidarity with Balochs

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jan , 2012

The Killing Fields of Balochistan have started shocking the conscience of the international community. Not only non-governmental human rights organisations, but even Governmental spokesmen of...

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Assertive Dragon

Assertive Dragon

By: Dr Pushpa Adhikari | Issue: Book Excerpt: China Threat in South Asia | Date: 16 Jan , 2012

Ahead of offering an Indian perspective on rising China, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (in Washington) said lately, “there is but a certain amount of assertiveness on the Chinese part”...

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Is Memogate Scandal planted by ISI?

Is Memogate Scandal planted by ISI?

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2012

Pakistan is known NATO ally of United States. The Ambassador of Pakistan therefore is a very important player in Washington. He has full access to the top people both in the State Department and...

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The India factor in Afghanistan

The India factor in Afghanistan

By: VK Shashikumar | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 14 Jan , 2012

In 2001 US and its allies launch the war against terrorism after the world is stunned by the horrific terror on the WTC twin towers in New York. Seven years later Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar...

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Game Plan for Return of Musharraf

Game Plan for Return of Musharraf

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2012

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> There is a clear link between Musharraf’s announcements to fight elections in 2012 and lead his party, propping up of Imran Khan, and Pakistan Army and the ISI. In a pre-planned move Musharraf...

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Unfolding US foreign policy attempts to contain China

Unfolding US foreign policy attempts to contain China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jan , 2012

As President Obama nears the end of his first term and gets ready to seek a second term, he has sought to give a new focus to the US foreign policy towards Asia. This new focus is marked by two...

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China bolsters Pak Army's image

China bolsters Pak Army's image

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2012

As the Pakistan Army confronts the US on the one hand and the civilian leadership headed by President Asif Ali Zardari on the other in a triangular re-assertion of its primacy in strategic...

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The War of Nerves in Pakistan: Q & A

The War of Nerves in Pakistan: Q & A

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Jan , 2012

Q: What is the likelihood of Gen.Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), staging a coup, seizing political power and imposing the rule of the Army till fresh elections...

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Kim Jong-Un: Little Known Ruler of an Unpredictable State

Kim Jong-Un: Little Known Ruler of an Unpredictable State

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2011

One need not be surprised by the regional and global nervousness over the death of Kim Jong-Il, the ruler of North Korea, following a heart attack reportedly suffered by him on board a train on...

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Asian Security Environment: India's options

Asian Security Environment: India's options

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 16 Dec , 2011

Asian security environment is in a state of deep turmoil. The single event which has occasioned it, is the giant rise of China during the past couple of decades, reaching higher and higher levels...

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India-US Relations: Future Trajectory

India-US Relations: Future Trajectory

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 16 Dec , 2011

The confidence of the Indian establishment that India–US relations were set on a steep upward trajectory has eroded noticeably with President Obama replacing President Bush. Even though...

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Speculation Regarding Zardari

Speculation Regarding Zardari

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2011

The “Dawn News” of Karachi has reported as follows: “President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday (December 6,2011) arrived in Dubai for a medical check-up. According to presidential spokesperson...

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India Russia: Strategic Relations

India Russia: Strategic Relations

By: Air Marshal Narayan Menon | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 03 Dec , 2011

The India-Russia strategic relations with its embedded military ties have been, in the past 15 years, buffeted by the turbulence of international upheavals and domestic events. The collapse of...

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