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Is President Trump’s Foreign Policy Shaping Up?

April has been an eventful month geopolitically so far. President Trump carried out a much-trumpeted-about Tomahawk missile strike at the Syrian regime, held responsible...

Severing Gilgit Baltistan’s Kashmir link

In late March 2017, a motion tabled in the British Parliament titled “Annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan as its fifth frontier” stridently condemned Pakistan...

WILL KHAN SHEIKHOUN RESHAPE THE WAR IN SYRIA?

More than half a million people killed and many more displaced in the Syrian civil war
Late on April 6, the United States carried out missile attacks on the Shayrat airbase outside Homs in Syria targeting “aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters,...

CHINA’S GROWING MILITARY TIES WITH NEPAL

Trade across the Nepal-China border has grown manifold in recent years
The Chinese Defence Minister and State Councillor General Chang Wanquan undertook a three-day official visit to Kathmandu from March 23 to 25, 2017. Chang...

India and China Need to Move Past Tensions

The latest tensions have been sparked over the Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh
The ritual bickering between India and China has once again been brought to the fore, this time over the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal...

To deal with China, India needs to return to strategic fundamentals

India and China never tried to evolve a framework to guide their relationship ever since the 1954 Treaty of Panchsheel became redundant after the 1962 war caused by the Dalai Lama’s exile into India
India’s ties with China are seemingly becoming more complicated by the day. Despite the dialogue held recently at the strategic level, the continuing stalemate...

Trump, Merkel and Prospects of US–German Relations

It is unlikely that Trump and Merkel would have a complete convergence of views and postures particularly over refugee rehabilitation in Europe, international efforts...

When the Taiwanese Came Calling: Chinese Reaction, Indian Response

A Taiwanese delegation which included  three parliamentarians among others visited India in February 2017. The visit elicited a sharp reaction from the People’s Republic...

Russia’s Policy Shift towards Taliban and Pakistan

Taliban still poses big threat to peace in the region
For the second time in the last few months, Russia hosted a Conference on Afghanistan in Moscow on February 15, 2017, this time with...

Fresh off White House album release, Rukus Avenue collabo- rates on...

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Off the heels of releasing White House album “Act to Change – Music to Inspire,” an album that champions the...

New Year Attack in Istanbul: Predictable and Preventable!

There were several warnings about the impending attack on the New Year’s eve
Year 2017 had a bloody start in Turkey. A lone gunman, armed with Kalashnikov, entered Istanbul’s exclusive Reina nightclub, in the upmarket Ortakoy District,...

DESTINATION INDIA FOR GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERSPACE 2017

Now, India takes the lead in the process
The moribund London Process has ac-quired a fresh lease of life with India taking on the mantle of holding the next iteration of the...

CHINA’S CREEPING MARITIME ASSERTIVENESS

Sailing in troubled waters
China’s maritime assertiveness in the South China Sea (SCS) was on display on December 15, 2016 when a PLA Navy (PLAN) vessel retrieved an...

Countering Fidayeen Attacks in J & K

There has been an upsurge in violence in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in recent years. This has been accompanied by increasing crossborder violations by...

IT IS TERRORISM BY DAISH, NOT JIHAD BY ISLAMIC STATE

The November 2016 announcement by the Union Government to henceforth change the nomenclature of the “Islamic State” (IS) to “Daish” in all its official...

TRIUMPHANT TRUMP AND AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

Nigel Farage (left), the Brexit leader, campaigned for Donald Trump in the US election
President Barack Obama, in his last official overseas tour to Greece, Germany, and Peru, reassured Europe that there would be continuity in American foreign...

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