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Mapping Terrorism & Extremism in Bharat

वेदाविनाशिनं नित्यं य एनमजमव्ययम्‌ । कथं स पुरुषः पार्थ कं घातयति हन्ति कम्‌ ॥ [Translation: “O Partha, how can a....

Why a Code of Conduct on South China Sea Remains Elusive?

Introduction Recent developments in South China Sea have necessitated fast-tracking the finalisation of a legally binding Code of Conduct (COC) for all competing parties in the disputed waters. There are doubts, however, if such a document can be ....

Looking Back at General Zorawar Singh and his Campaigns: An Assessment

Zorawar Singh was a prominent military commander and statesman in the army of Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu and Kashmir. He played a pivotal role in defining the modern political boundaries of the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Zo....

Making Sense of a so-Called Frozen War

This brief piece picks up the thread from the latest the Russo-Ukraine war and attempts to reflect on what may lie ahead. Visiting the Russo-Ukraine Battlefield Following points briefly reflect the current scene:- The Russian defence line ....

US and China Jostle for Influence in Southeast Asia

Introduction China’s conduct of diplomacy backed by its economic strength and military power has emerged as the topic of analysis by experts who try to understand what could be China’s long-term goals. Its relations with the US are under stres....

Continuing Tragedy in Gaza

President Biden’s statement last week that there would be a Hamas-Israel deal by Monday, 4th March had raised hopes for a breakthrough in the talks being hosted in Cairo for hostage release and a pause in fighting. Israel had not sent its delegatio....

Chilling Geostrategic Environment: An era of ‘Authoritarian Conflict Management’

Are we getting close to a global confrontation or are these fears grossly exaggerated? Lately, the French President had spoken of sending ground troops to Ukraine, there are reports of 12 CIA bases in Ukraine, and 50 British troops (SAG) are in Ukrai....

Hezbollah in the North

Israel currently in midst of ground operation in Gaza Strip is simultaneously engaged in limited war across the Blue Line on its northern frontier with Hezbollah. The near daily exchange of fire that began since Israel Defense Forces (IDF)’s assaul....

Where India-US Relations Stand in 2024?

In his recent visit to New Delhi, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and former Ambassador of the United States to India, Richard R. Verma presented a “long-view” of the India-US relationship in his talk. As highlighted by Amb....

Pakistan’s Political Pantomime

The Pakistan Conundrum Pakistan never fails to baffle the policy makers and analysts across the world. The exasperation is effectively expressed in words of Late US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In Dec 2012, she stated, “Pakistan contin....

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