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Why did the Pakistani ‘Establishment’ Bring Back Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan?

Nawaz Sharif is Back Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is leaving no stone unturned in projecting himself as an ‘ideal’ Prime Ministerial candidate for the forthcoming General Elections scheduled for 08 February nex....

Forgotten Dimensions of Strategy: Russia- Ukraine War - Lessons for India

(Given below is the modified version of presentation given by Amb. DB Venkatesh Varma during Prof. Matinuzzaman Zuberi Memorial Lecture, Jawaharlal Nehru University on 7 December 2023.) Kissinger Syndrome By the time I joined th....

Nuclear talks and Geopolitical Risk in East Asia

Not everything is going well in the security arena in the Northeast Asian region as the security scenario is getting fragile at a faster rate. As North Korea continue to advance towards more sophisticated weapons system, Beijing ups the ante on the T....

Venezuela-Guyana Standoff-another possible flash point in Latin America

On Sunday, 3rd December, Venezuela declared, through a five- question referendum, that the Essequibo province of its eastern neighbour Guyana belonged to Venezuela following which the Venezuelan parliament passed a resolution on 6th December to annex....

The Magic of MANPADS- Making Sense of Indo-Russian Deal

The Driver On 14 Nov 2023, the Russian media announced inking an arms deal with India which was a little different from the usual defence procurement cases. This deal is anchored on two provisions; the Supply of Igla S Man Portable Air De....

Legal Aspects of General Electric and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited F414 Engines Deal

Introduction In a path-breaking defence deal, US’s General Electric (GE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on 22nd June 2023, to co-produce F414 engines for Tejas Light Combat ....

Pathways to World War III

Understanding ‘World War’ A world war is an international conflict that involves most or all of the world's major powers. The Oxford English Dictionary cited the first known usage in the English language to a Scottish newspaper, Th....

Interregnum before a new world order

About 90 years ago, in the wake of the Great Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, the Italian politician-philosopher Antonio Gramsci wrote of the crisis in world affairs: “The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a ....

The 13th Amendment of Sri Lanka and India-Sri Lanka Relations

Introduction The devolution of powers in the provinces of Sri Lanka as envisaged by the 13th Amendment to the constitution remains controversial for its full implementation even after 36 years of its enactment. The amendment that was ena....

Is the Sign of Thaw in Japan-China Ties Sincere and Real?

Introduction The US President hosted the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in San Francisco, California on 16 November 2023. It was an opportunity for the leaders of many leading countries such as the US, Japan and China to....

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