Oct 18, 2021 09:51 AM IST
A simple explanation is that Xi has emerged as a very strong leader and does not need to worry about immediate political repercussions for his decisions. But prominent voices also say he faces challenges from within the Communist Party
- Oct 09, 2021 07:28 PM IST
There’s little doubt that the recent PLA Air Force intrusions into Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone are intended as threats. But they also seem designed not to provoke an actual crisis.
- Oct 02, 2021 09:00 AM IST
The United States is already working to bypass Pakistan’s geographical advantage in the region, and it isn't as invested in maintaining the geopolitical order in the Middle East any more.
- Sep 25, 2021 05:57 PM IST
Tehran might have secured the eviction of its superpower adversary from Afghanistan—only to discover that in this case, victory holds out the dangers of defeat.
- Sep 18, 2021 08:16 PM IST
For New Delhi, AUKUS isn’t uncomplicated good news.
- Sep 08, 2021 09:17 AM IST
"Tactically, it is also good to remain engaged with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan besides also consulting our smaller neighbours within South Asia." - Lt. Gen (Retd) Hasnain
- Sep 01, 2021 08:10 AM IST
No one should get carried away by China’s apparent victory by default in the Afghanistan context
- Aug 28, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Economic engagement with the Taliban could empower a ruthless regime. A collapsed Afghanistan, though, could degenerate into narco-state which exports terrorism.
- Aug 21, 2021 06:54 AM IST
Central Asia has significant ethnic and religious minorities, and populations of Russian-speaking Slavs. Islamism threatens to upset that delicate balance—and with it, the élites who rule the region.
- Aug 19, 2021 11:48 AM IST
India’s primary concern now is to secure its citizens in Afghanistan and fly them home. Business and economics have been pushed back for the moment and a waiting game is on.
- Aug 15, 2021 12:03 PM IST
The events described in Major General Cardozo's new book, '1971: Stories of Grit and Glory from the Indo-Pak War', curdle the blood and inspire by turns.
- Aug 14, 2021 10:46 AM IST
In 2020, the area under opium cultivation expanded to 224,000 hectares from 163,000 hectares - overwhelmingly in areas under Taliban control.
- Aug 07, 2021 11:13 AM IST
India has set up laboratories focused on climate change in the Arctic Circle and is seeking to pursue hydrocarbon and trade opportunities, but catching up to China won't be easy.
- Jul 10, 2021 07:27 AM IST
In reach of complete victory, the Taliban see no reason to listen to the Generals’ calls to end the fighting.
- Jul 03, 2021 05:02 PM IST
For Tehran and Washington to arrive at acceptable terms, they will have to come to a shared understanding on the influence and role of Iran in the region—one that states like Israel and Saudi Arabia can also live with.
- Jun 24, 2021 06:37 PM IST
UK-based political entrepreneur and futurist Indra Adnan says theorists in the West are looking to the East for sustainable models of organisation and community-building.
- Jun 19, 2021 09:23 AM IST
China's BRI initiative is set to pump up to $1.3 trillion into infrastructure projects in over 100 emerging economies by 2027, powering the emergence of a global order in which China lies at the centre of a new constellation of geopolitical power.
- Jun 16, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Globally acclaimed human-rights defender Hina Jilani believes democracy and secularism are values all South Asian nations need to promote and protect.
- Jun 12, 2021 08:34 AM IST
'Family Man'-style foreign policy is seductive, but flawed; displays of power, appealing as they are to patriotic audiences, usually serve no clear strategic ends.
- Jun 09, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The Sittwe deep-water port and a 1,360-km highway to connect India and Thailand via Myanmar are among the Indian infrastructure projects that could be affected if the unrest continues.
- May 29, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Currently, the Chicago Convention does not contain provisions to divert civil aircraft for arresting a government dissident. India is also a signatory to the 1971 Montreal Convention.
- May 27, 2021 12:08 PM IST
CEO of the international NGO Peace Direct that supports local activism in 44 conflict regions, Dylan Mathews believes sustainable peace can only be built bottom-up.
- May 21, 2021 10:50 PM IST
This is arguably the most significant period of geopolitical reordering since the Second World War. In this new world order, victory will be won by those who think smart, not talk big.
- May 19, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Air raid sirens heard in northern Israel; Israeli TV stations said two rockets had landed in the area on Wednesday.
- May 19, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Former Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon on his new book that looks at India’s foreign policy and domestic politics in an increasingly globalised, authoritarian world.