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Red Sea Crisis and India’s Options

Introduction Since mid-November 2023, the maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the larger Western Indian Ocean has been gravely upended due to the repeated attacks on merchant shipping by the Yemen-based Houthi rebels. Targeting ....

Indication of Disarray in PLA and Imminent ‘Rectification’ Campaign

The senior echelons of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) appear to be in disarray. The unexplained long absences of Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman General Zhang Youxia and sudden removal of Defence Minister Li Shangfu, both ....

China’s Poaching Style of Conducting Diplomacy

Beijing seems to be determined to strangulate Taiwan as barely 48 hours after the presidential elections in which the pro-sovereignty leaning returned the Democratic Progressive Party candidate William Lai Ching-te, whose stance has irked Beijing. Th....

Uncertain Winds: Trends in West Asia in 2024

Israel-Hamas Conflict On 7 October, Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades backed by Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s (PIJ) Al-Quds Brigades executed a multi-domain ‘shock and awe campaign’, ‘Operation Al Aqsa Flood’ in souther....

Taliban Interim Administration: A Review of its Regional Engagements in 2023

Introduction The year 2023 marks the second anniversary of the Taliban’s return to power in Kabul. After more than two years of the takeover, Afghanistan is still in the middle of a deep humanitarian crisis and a grappling economy amidst politic....

Three Years of Military Rule in Myanmar: Looking Back at 2023 and Navigating the Uncertainties of 2024

Myanmar's current state is marked by intense complexity and instability, with continued conflicts, widespread displacement, economic difficulties, and humanitarian issues. Since Operation 1027, the military government has been confronted with resista....

Cyber Propaganda and Disinformation Operations in the Hamas Israel War

Harnessing prevailing technologies give boost to war waging efforts. The present digital environment, has introduced a new dimension in modern warfare – that of cyber operations. This has multiple effects, an opponent now seeks to dominate or contr....

Global Situation and Challenges Ahead in 2024

While it is difficult to predict the future, one can be reasonably sure that the forces of change unleashed in the last few years will continue to intensify and create unexpected situations. Black swan events are becoming increasingly common. In 2022....

Sri Lanka: Is the Worst Over?

Sri Lanka is in the process of economic recovery after the Island nation was hit by a severe economic crisis in 2022—the worst since its independence— resulting from poor governance, mismanagement, weak fiscal/monetary policy choices and the havo....

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