Geopolitics

US Sanctions and Pakistan’s Strategic Indisposition

US Sanctions and Pakistan’s Strategic Indisposition

By: Aparna Rawal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Apr , 2024

On 19th April 2024, the United States imposed sanctions on three China based companies- Xi’an Longde Technology Development Company Limited, Tianjin Creative Source International Trade Co Ltd...

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Has Iran Played Just Too Smart?

Has Iran Played Just Too Smart?

By: Ravi Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Apr , 2024

The shocking attack of Hamas on Israel had also left enough signatures of intervention of a foreign power in the details of its execution. Israel was definitely never in doubt about the ‘real...

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Iran-Israel Engage in Defensive War Through Offense

Iran-Israel Engage in Defensive War Through Offense

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Apr , 2024

History of warfare is a testimony to the fact that the difference between the concept of “defense” and “offense” is ambiguous. War is about victory and victory can only be achieved by...

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Iran Revolutionary Guards Holding Syria as a Hostage

Iran Revolutionary Guards Holding Syria as a Hostage

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Apr , 2024

Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a senior commander in the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and his deputy General Mohammad Hadi Hajriahimi were killed in an...

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China’s latest Military Buildup in Tibet: China’s Provocation does not end...

China’s latest Military Buildup in Tibet: China’s Provocation does not end...

By: Tenzin Younten | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Apr , 2024

Introduction Amidst the thawing snows and the onset of spring in the Himalayan Border Region, the possibility of a military confrontation between India and China looms ominously. Since March,...

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The NATO Story

The NATO Story

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Apr , 2024

NATO is celebrating its 75th anniversary of its inception this year. NATO signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949 in Washington DC; a collective security system in which independent...

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Pakistan’s Security Quandary: Juxtaposed activities of TTP, Taliban and...

Pakistan’s Security Quandary: Juxtaposed activities of TTP, Taliban and...

By: Aparna Rawal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Apr , 2024

With the drastically evolving militant landscape of Pakistan, several small militant groups have begun to emerge. Operating in the shadows, they are proving to be highly efficient in their...

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Ladakh: An Insurgency in the Making

Ladakh: An Insurgency in the Making

By: Dr. Shambhavi Mishra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Apr , 2024

Overview Ladakh is strategically located at the crossroads of Central, East and South Asia with a vast tourism potential. Fertile valleys and river basins offer huge opportunities for...

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Pacific Power Play: US-Led Alliances, India, and China’s Strategic Moves

Pacific Power Play: US-Led Alliances, India, and China’s Strategic Moves

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Apr , 2024

The China challenge goes far beyond the western Pacific. The strengthened US-led alliances in the western Pacific have their more security-oriented deterrent role, while the Quad, with India in...

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Changing Indian Exceptionalism: Global and Regional Implications

Changing Indian Exceptionalism: Global and Regional Implications

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2024

In the current election season, the issue of India gifting the Kachchatheevu is land to Sri Lanka in 1974, has been raised as a poll issue by one party. Along with this ‘gift’, many Indians...

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The China-US Equation

The China-US Equation

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Apr , 2024

The news about the telephonic conversation between the POTUS Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 2, 2024, makes for interesting reading. Who wanted this discussion is not...

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Surviving its Own Game Play: Rise in Anti Pak Insurgencies- The BLA and others

Surviving its Own Game Play: Rise in Anti Pak Insurgencies- The BLA and others

By: Aparna Rawal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Apr , 2024

On 26th March 2024, the Balochistan Liberation Army’s (BLA’s) Majeed Brigade attacked PNS Siddique, which is the second largest Naval base in Pakistan after the PNS Mehran. PNS Siddique is...

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For a few Dollars more:The Story of Sri Lankan ex-servicemen in...

For a few Dollars more:The Story of Sri Lankan ex-servicemen in...

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Apr , 2024

The history of the mercenaries is as old as the history of the war itself. From Carthaginians to the British many nations relied on mercenary soldiers to make the decisive outcomes in the war...

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Security of CPEC: What Next?

Security of CPEC: What Next?

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Apr , 2024

Targeting Chinese Nationals Plagued by recurring security issues, Beijing’s  more than a decade old  ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC] project suffered yet another setback last...

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India emerges as a major U.S. Training partner to frustrate ‘hostile’ China

India emerges as a major U.S. Training partner to frustrate ‘hostile’ China

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Apr , 2024

The United States of America is conducting a large number of military exercises with its allies as well as partners including India to restrain China by controlling Indo-Pacific region. It also...

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Dalai Lama’s arrival in Tawang: 65 years on, India-China ties remain complex...

Dalai Lama’s arrival in Tawang: 65 years on, India-China ties remain complex...

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 01 Apr , 2024

The Dalai Lama’s escape to Tawang in 1959 not only marked a significant turning point in India-China relations but also highlighted the enduring struggle for Tibetan autonomy amid shifting...

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Investigating ISIS involvement behind Crocus City Hall massacre

Investigating ISIS involvement behind Crocus City Hall massacre

By: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Mar , 2024

March 22 has been a sad day for the Russians as well as nations and individuals with conscience throughout the world as a massive venue namely Crocus City Hall in the city of Krasnogorsk on the...

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The Impact of Sweden’s NATO Membership on European Security

The Impact of Sweden’s NATO Membership on European Security

By: Ravi Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Mar , 2024

The continued expansion of NATO has led to the alliance reaching almost thrice of its original self. Sweden as the latest member to add to the tally, is being seen as a prize catch by Brussels....

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Pakistan’s Afghan refoulement: Phase 2

Pakistan’s Afghan refoulement: Phase 2

By: Aparna Rawal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2024

As of 25th March 2024, Pakistan’s preparations have commenced to initiate the second phase of the repatriation of the Afghan refugees. Despite the ambiguity on the precise number of the...

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Powers fomenting Red Sea terror hold naval exercise to “Counter Terror”

Powers fomenting Red Sea terror hold naval exercise to “Counter Terror”

By: KN Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Mar , 2024

Hindsight The war in the Middle East is escalating. Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, resulted in Israel’s massive reaction in Gaza Strip. Some say that Israel is overdoing its act....

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