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Andrew Korybko To Anita Inder Singh: Your Perception of The Ukrainian Conflict Is Flawed

The Wire published a piece by Anita Inder Singh, a Founding Professor of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution in New Delhi, declaring that “India Is Wrong: Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine Has Global, Not Just European Ramifications”. With the fullest of respect for this esteemed expert’s right to express her views about the Ukrainian Conflict, she arguably has a flawed perception about ...

16.01.2023 17:45:10

Is nuclear blackmailing going to be a new normal?

... take any military action. It is also using its nuclear capability claims, to threaten Japan and South Korea and blackmail the US to talk without preconditions. Pakistan Pakistan has also been using this Nuclear Blackmailing/Dissuasion Theory against India for quite some time. It acquired nuclear and missile capability from some country/countries, which must have violated NPT at that time, and the world community ignored it. Today, Pakistan is hosting and training a maximum number of terrorist organisations ...

14.11.2017 17:47:35

India-Afghan Nexus: Impact on CPEC

The US now realizes that OBOR as being a vehicle by which Beijing can catalyze an irreversible change in the strategic balance of power of new trade routes and markets. By prioritizing India in South Asian region negating Pakistan’s numerous efforts in Afghanistan would further deteriorate the regional stability. India’s stance on CPEC that it passes through the disputed territories recently obtained support by US and now Afghanistan ...

13.11.2017 14:47:07

NSG conundrum and Strategic Stability in South Asia

Creation of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) was an attempt to carry the perennial fight against nuclear proliferation. Group was created in 1974 when India steadily carried out the nuclear explosion which irreversibly changed the strategic environment in South Asia. Now, Indian inclusion in this group is receiving the close review of analysts and strategists. Primarily, NSG was formed to prevent the ...

26.10.2017 16:00:13

Andrey Gubin: Russia and India - common security agenda

In 1947, several months before official claiming of Indian Independence, Soviet Union became the very first nation acknowledged New India. In 1971 Moscow and Delhi signed Treaty on Peace, Friendship and Cooperation which was resumed in 1993 due to Soviet Union collapse and complemented in 2000 by Declaration ...

06.10.2017 03:38:29

Revolution in Drone Affairs

... terms of cost, efficiency and in the ability to create a territorial cordon sanitaire with minimal risk of escalation. Suicidal terrorists will be neutralized by miniature kamikaze drones. What more can a jawan ask for along the LOC in Kashmir? Make in India drones? But where does India stand in this transformative Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA)? Although it is acquiring local and foreign drones for a variety of anticipated missions, the Israeli Searchers, Herons, Harpys and Harops remain the ...

13.09.2017 12:38:34

Indo-U.S. Axis and Major Powers

As a constant of history, the nation States are busy in trying to adapt to the highly unstable geo-strategic environment. As the countries pursue their national interests, new alliances are emerging and the global order is in a flux. Indian so-called strategic partnership with the U.S is an example in which New Delhi has latched on to Washington’s weakness to contain a rising China and resurgent Russia. In order to gain balance in Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. has formed an axis ...

21.08.2017 09:53:10

Grossly Underestimated Indian Nuclear Program

Some Beltway based experts on South Asia have either got their maths wrong or they are politically motivated in their fissile material stocks assessments about India and Pakistan. Their guesstimates portray Pakistan sporting the fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world whereas even a layman view over the developments in the triad of means being developed by India shows that the country should develop large ...

14.08.2017 12:36:36

Solution to a Himalayan Standoff: Formalize the India-China Border

While the media is abuzz with various analyses on how the current India-China military standoff in the Doklam bowl may pan out, they generally miss the larger issue at stake: namely the need for a permanent border resolution between both nations. Any temporary resolution over the 89-square kilometre yak-grazing ground ...

05.08.2017 21:01:05

Banning Nuclear Tests in South Asia

... mechanism to pursue it and consider putting a ban on nuclear testing a step towards chasing this wild goose, which is why there is considerable confusion whether pursuit of CTBT is a non-proliferation or disarmament measure. This view from the Pakistan-India subcontinent is an examination of CTBT in disarmament context. Indian Approach towards Nuclear Test BanThe quest for nuclear disarmament dates back to 1940s. Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru proposed the idea of standstill agreement on nuclear ...

07.07.2017 18:55:42

India and China are at the brink of war Afghanistan needs a wise decision

Since some time China and India are warming up to contain one another China has kicked off Belt and Road Initiative. This initiative (BRI) puts China at the heart of the new pan-Eurasian economic order the effort has drawn commitments from over 60 countries and international organisations ...

04.07.2017 16:49:31

A Letter to Michael Cohen-Personal Attorney to President Trump

... corporate houses,they start using media as a tool/pressure group to pin point government. Thats exactly what is happening in case of President Trump.I just thought to let you know my opinion.I may be wrong also.As an international journalist based in India who continuously follows U.S. politics and is pursuing a Ph.D. on International Terrorism with emphasis on 9/11 and 26/11(Later being Mumbai Terror Attack) is watching President's flawless,emphatic and effective tenure who has devoted considerable ...

26.06.2017 06:54:01

Who Will Win if a war Breaks Out Between India and Pakistan: Expert Unbiased Analysis

At the outset, let me start off by saying that like the topic under which the OP has been filed (Hypothetical Battles), another Indo - Pak war seems very unlikely in the near future. Also, I am an Indian, so I am obviously biased towards India. However, for the purpose of this answer, I will try to stick more with facts and less with assumption about why I think India would have an upper hand in an India-Pakistan war. I do agree with Devika Dwivedi ...

20.06.2017 07:46:33

It's economics, stupid!

... power sector. However, the most important question, is not whether green power generation is possible, but whether it is possible where it is needed the most. For this reason, it is still interesting to concentrate on the Asian region, whose China and India account for most of the world’s emissions. Thus, in both of these developing economies increasing shift to renewables indeed can become a real game-changer helping resolve a triple challenge in meeting growing demand for electricity. First of ...

05.06.2017 00:47:26

India-Iran ties: The key challenges

India has numerous foreign policy priorities, with ties with the US, China, Russia and Pakistan understandably receiving more attention. At this point of time, one of the greatest challenges which India faces, however, is its relations with Iran. Post ...

02.05.2017 14:22:56

Indian Space Doctrine

On 15 February 2017, Indian space agency created history; launched 104 satellites in one go. This historical moment in space history tells the beginning of a real space race in Asia and which eventually surpass the Cold War space race. However, this also germinates an important ...

24.03.2017 13:52:00

Disappointment in Tashkent: Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

... security problems of the region. While the central focus of the meeting was on the fight against terrorism and extremism, the question of extending membership to several countries was discussed. The main result of these discussions was that Pakistan and India signed memorandums of obligation to join as full members. It is expected that they will accede to the organization by 2017. Expansion of the organization into South Asia is being viewed as crucial to tackling security threats that affect the entire ...

13.07.2016 14:35:00

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China can be a stabilizer of Asia-Pacific region

... ASEAN to play a larger diplomatic role in the Asia-Pacific region? What is the future of the Asia-Pacific region? Maavak: Southeast Asia is a colorful tapestry weaved by aeons of indigenous cultures as well as civilizational strands from China and India. By virtue of being bridges between both ancient civilizations, ASEAN is a natural buffer of stability as well as a beltway for prosperity. These unique factors alone equip ASEAN to play larger arbitration and diplomatic roles in the Asia Pacific ...

12.03.2016 02:29:00

Overseas views on China's Silk Road future: How Malaysia scholar sees the Belt & Road initiative?

... alone. Asia was projected to need $8US trillion worth of basic infrastructural projects for the 2010-2020 period, in order to lift its citizens out of poverty. This is a just a fraction of the critical infrastructural and logistics deficit worldwide. India alone has close to 300 million people who live on less than $1.25 per day on purchasing power parity and here is where close ties forged by Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi can make a difference. China is facilitating trade and ...

06.03.2016 05:41:00

The smog of war

... their voluntary goals of dramatically reducing carbon emissions by that time. Back in 2012 when still at Goldman Sachs, Jim O'Neill, the creator of the BRIC (now BRICS) model, predicted that the combined GDP of eight countries-- China, Russia, India, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea and Indonesia-- will account for about a third of the world economy by 2020. The G7 countries – Germany, the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, France and Italy – will account for just over ...

23.01.2016 03:25:00


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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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