Geopolitics

Pakistan Finally ends the Ordeal of a Sham Election

Pakistan Finally ends the Ordeal of a Sham Election

By: Ravi Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2024

The culmination of Pakistan’s national election marks the beginning of immense volatility. Competing claims of election win has led to Pakistan paying even higher cost in loss of international...

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Two State Solution

Two State Solution

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Feb , 2024

As the war in Gaza enters 125th day claiming over 1400 Israelis and 27,500 Palestinians (unconfirmed), 22nd January 2024 was the deadliest with 24 Israeli soldiers being killed in action. In the...

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Rethinking Deterrence in an age of International Anarchy

Rethinking Deterrence in an age of International Anarchy

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2024

Nothing signified the current international anarchy more than the exchange of missiles and air attacks between Iran and Pakistan on 16th and 18 January 2024. Even a rag tag bunch like Houthi...

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The Concept of Just War and Outlines of the Just War Theory in IR

The Concept of Just War and Outlines of the Just War Theory in IR

By: Dr. Vladislav B. Sotirovic | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2024

As a matter of historical fact, since human beings have been living in settled communities (villages, towns, cities), they have sought to protect themselves against different types of military...

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Will the historically shattered “holyland” ever have peace?

Will the historically shattered “holyland” ever have peace?

By: Prashant Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Feb , 2024

Israelis and Palestinians share a history marked by expulsions, killings, and divisions. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for both sides to actively seek ways to foster peace and create a...

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The Iran-Pakistan Spat

The Iran-Pakistan Spat

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2024

On January 27, 2024, unidentified gunmen killed nine and wounded three Pakistanis in the Sirkan neighbourhood of Saravan city, Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran. These Pakistanis were said to...

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Priority for Nirmala in the Interim Budget

Priority for Nirmala in the Interim Budget

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2024

Introduction The macroeconomic inputs for a  budget are often blighted by growth variables like investment, manufacturing, digital infrastructure, and FDI inflow, without accounting for manifest...

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India’s Longstanding Defense and Arms Relationship with Russia: Why India...

India’s Longstanding Defense and Arms Relationship with Russia: Why India...

By: Abhijit Sen  Ph.D | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jan , 2024

A recent movie about an Indian soldier and his tank squadron during the Bangladesh war of 1971 has garnered much attention in India for depicting a key battle that eventually led to a victory in...

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China is preparing for ‘history warfare’ that India must counter

China is preparing for ‘history warfare’ that India must counter

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Courtesy: http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/ | Date: 28 Jan , 2024

Through 'history warfare', Communist China will try to prove that it has always occupied the Tibetan plateau and that the border areas (whether Tibet or Xinjiang) have always been under Chinese...

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Iran-Pakistan Standoff and Rawalpindi’s Jaish-ul-Adl Connection

Iran-Pakistan Standoff and Rawalpindi’s Jaish-ul-Adl Connection

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jan , 2024

A Faustian Deal In 2004, the then Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf made a secret deal with the US allowing the Special Activities Division of Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] to use...

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Diplomatic Success: Unraveling the Key Agreements Between India and Nepal 

Diplomatic Success: Unraveling the Key Agreements Between India and Nepal 

By: Nikhil Sahu | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Jan , 2024

Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar embarked on a significant diplomatic mission to Kathmandu on January 4, 2023, undertaking a two-day visit to Nepal. The primary objective of this visit was...

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Tensions in the Red Sea

Tensions in the Red Sea

By: Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2024

The Red Sea has become a very hot spot in the middle east because of increasing tensions between Yemen’s Houthi group and American and British warships involvement in the classic asymmetric...

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Recovering our National Ethos and Self-Confidence: A Single Decisive Gesture...

Recovering our National Ethos and Self-Confidence: A Single Decisive Gesture...

By: Jay Bhattacharjee | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Jan , 2024

The inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on the 22nd January 2023 marked the end of a national odyssey that lasted for many centuries and saw innumerable twists and turns. There were periods...

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Al Qaeda sympathizer Bangladesh Nationalist Party attempts to destabilize...

Al Qaeda sympathizer Bangladesh Nationalist Party attempts to destabilize...

By: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2024

Al Qaeda and Hezbollah sympathizer ultra-Islamist Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) with active participation of its jihadist and pro-Caliphate ideological allies has started a dangerous plot...

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Iran-Pakistan Cross Border Strikes exposes Washington’s Duplicity

Iran-Pakistan Cross Border Strikes exposes Washington’s Duplicity

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Jan , 2024

Washington univocally condemned Tehran’s cross border strike against alleged bases of anti-Iranian Sunni terrorist group Jaish al-Adl [JuA] in the Panjgur district of Balochistan as it...

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Taiwan Election Results brings Embarrassment for China

Taiwan Election Results brings Embarrassment for China

By: Ravi Srivastava | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jan , 2024

   Under Shadow Taiwan’s Presidential elections have generated considerable interest globally thanks to its ongoing tussle with China. The elections held on the 13thJanuary 2023, returned the...

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Sri Lankan Navy enters Red Sea 

Sri Lankan Navy enters Red Sea 

By: Dr Punsara Amarasinghe | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jan , 2024

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe zealously announced that his government would deploy the Sri Lankan Navy in the Red Sea to defend the trade ships from Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in...

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Red Sea Crisis

Red Sea Crisis

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2024

On 07th October 2023 Hamas terrorists raided Israel and killed nearly 1200 Israelis including over 300 military personnels. In retaliation Israel launched a massive offensive on Gaza which now...

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The Last Election in Taiwan and Cognitive Warfare

The Last Election in Taiwan and Cognitive Warfare

By: Dr Rajasimman Sundaram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2024

Republic of China (Taiwan) held its general elections on 13 January – its 8thdirect election to elect its 16thPresident, Vice-President &113 Legislatures. This election is significant from a...

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Can the ‘Stateless Ambassadors’ be a Hope for Afghan People?

Can the ‘Stateless Ambassadors’ be a Hope for Afghan People?

By: Neelapu Shanti | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2024

The world realises, that a terror free and a stable Afghanistan, due to its geo-strategic  importance, is a must to ensure peace and stability in the region and the world. In an effort to bring...

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