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Who are Paharis’ of Jammu & Kashmir?

Adfar Shah  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced 5% reservation to Paharis besides... 

Kashmir:A Sociology of Conflict

 Adfar Shah Kashmir Conflict being one of the worlds’ most worrisome conflicts... 

Kashmir: Ideas and Experiences

 Adfar Shah On eve of PM Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan out of its... 

The LoC Revisited: Extant Dangers

Lt General Syed Ata Hasnain In comparison to the hectic activities at the LoC in... 

Is it Worth Discussing Military Intellectualism ?

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain,(Retd), PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM* The seminal piece by William... 

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The Diplomatic Venture

Jaideep A Prabhu Since the arrest and subsequent handcuffing and strip searching... 

Karzai Visit: Is Barkis willing?(i)

Shakti Sinha   President Karzai’s latest visit to India, in the context of controversy... 

India Should Rebalance Regional Focus

P. Stobdan   While India’s economic and security interests in Asia-Pacific region... 

India and Asian Geopolitics

P. Stobdan  Amidst India’s deep immersion into acrimonious internal political... 

India’s Strategic Articulation: Shift in Thinking

P. Stobdan  Significantly, for the first time, India has very firmly articulated... 

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Why Saudi Arabia is still vital to US interests

US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia must be seen as a balancing act in the Middle East  Syed Ata Hasnain THE speed of events in the Middle East is faster than can be absorbed by an increasingly complex strategic environment. The apparent cooling of US interest in the region, emanating from perceived failure of the Arab Spring,... [Read more of this review]

Solving the Indo-Japanese equation

S K Chatterji In geopolitics, neighbours rarely make great alliances. However, distance does not impede strong partnerships. In the case of Japan and India, historical bonds nurtured by Buddhism and the Japanese providing the wherewithal to freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose for the Indian National Army, provides for the necessary people-to-people... [Read more of this review]

The Loss of India’s Near Abroad

 Jaideep A. Prabhu  Central Asia does not feature in the news much, and indeed, why would it when surrounded by far more happening regions? To its south lies the war in Afghanistan, the flames of Islamism in Pakistan, and a nuclear hot zone; a little to the west is Iran and its nuclear programme; of late, even the Caucasus has been in the limelight,... [Read more of this review]

There is no end game in Afghanistan

Vinod Saighal West Asia or The Middle East The subject has become centre stage primarily because the USA has made clear its intention to pull out from Iran. The countries that would view it as a positive development would be Pakistan and China along with Saudi Arabia and the UAE that were major backers of the Taliban prior to 2001. However, the... [Read more of this review]

Can India Provide Balanced Multipolarity In Southeast and East Asia

Vinod Saighal Introduction To sum up the essence of this article in just one sentence it could be stated that: “With India finally throwing in its lot with East and Southeast Asia, the potential inheres within the region for the setting up of a security architecture that ensures security and tranquility for all countries”. Evidently the maritime... [Read more of this review]

Maldives: End of Uncertainty

Alok Bansal The runoff elections to the presidency held on 16 November have finally ended the long prevailing uncertainty in Maldives. The elections that eventually ushered in Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) candidate Abdullah Yameen, the half brother of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, as the President of Maldives, have ended two years of... [Read more of this review]

India’s Policy Objectives in Afghanistan

Gurmeet Kanwal Afghanistan’s location at the strategic crossroads between South Asia and Central Asia and South Asia and the Middle East makes the country extremely important for India. India has historically had friendly ties with Afghanistan and wishes to see a stable government installed in Kabul that is independent of any external interference.... [Read more of this review]

Nawaz Sharif’s US Visit :Strategising in Haste

 Lt Gen (Retd) Ata Hasnain, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s dilemma is symbolic of the dilemma of the state of Pakistan; the confusion and paradox he lives in reflects the chaos in the region and Pakistan’s position in world polity. In the midst of the most unclear situation in international relations today,... [Read more of this review]

On a Higher Trajectory

Gurmeet Kanwal The major implication of the pact is that the US will treat India just like the UK, which is an alliance partner. Contrary to most of the commentary that has appeared in the Indian media, the Obama-Manmohan Singh meeting at the White House on September 26 was unexpectedly successful in setting the Indo-US strategic partnership on the... [Read more of this review]

Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian “Arab Spring”

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain  No Victor, No Vanquished What is happening in Egypt in the last few weeks has linkages with various internal and external events of the 20th Century.  Many of these issues have been forgotten over a period of time and need reiteration to get any measure of what exactly will be the course of future events. Egypt as... [Read more of this review]

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