Commentary
Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Clash: An Analysis

Background
On September 14, border guards from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan exchanged fire at a disputed border section. The violent confrontation escalated and lasted for two days, with drones, tanks, aircraft, and exchange of rocket fire. ....

Tensions in Taiwan Strait must not be Allowed to Develop into a Regional/Global Crisis – Part I

The island nation of Taiwan is caught in the cross-fire between the US-China spat and navigating through turbulent waters after Beijing almost violently reacted by firing missiles into the Taiwanese waters in response to the US Speaker Nancy Pelosi....

US Military Assistance Package to Pakistan will have a Direct Bearing on India’s National Security

On 7 September 2022, the US notified the US Congress that it had made a “determination” approving a possible “Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of Pakistan of F-16 for sustainment and related equipment for an estimated cost of $450 ....

India’s Freedom: Subhas Bose and INA

The British consistently endeavoured to black out all news concerning the Indian National army (INA) throughout the period of its existence. As a consequence, very little was known of the INA in India. The British called it ‘JIFs’, the Japanese I....

The Iraqi Political Conundrum

Iraq’s problems do not seem to go away. Any effort for a domestic stabilization always meets with an unequal and more intense opposing force. Politico- religious leaders hold the sway. External powers play their own games in keeping their stables a....

Sheikh Hasina India visit: Reiteration of Tested Ties

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is arriving in India today (5 September 2022) on a 4 day visit. A much anticipated reciprocal visit possibly also a last one before Bangladesh holds its 12th Jatiya Sangsad (parliamentary ) election in 2023. W....

वन चाइना पालिसी के परिप्रेक्ष्य में नेपाल से चीन चिंताएं

हाल में संपन्न हुई अमेरिकी हाउस स्पीकर नैंसी पेलोसी की ताइवान यात्रा से चीन के आतंरिक शांति एव....

China’s Future Energy Resource: Hydrogen

Energy transition is a trend many countries adopt to address the climate change challenge in the 21st century. The measures undertaken by various governments are diverse based on their capabilities and resources. China, the world's largest emitter of....

Biden’s visit to M.E., Energy Crisis and Recession

The sharp increase in oil prices following the Ukraine war brought President Biden to Saudi Arabia. This was seen as a departure from the position taken by candidate Biden during his election campaign when he had criticized the Crown Prince and threa....

Financial Stability Board of the G20: Emerging Vulnerabilities to Global Financial Stability

Set up by the G20 in 2009, the Financial Stability board (FSB) is venerable institution with a responsibility to assess the vulnerabilities in the global financial system and suggest measures to deal with them. It coordinates the actions of the centr....

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