Quad and AUKUS: Compacts to Collar China
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 30 Nov, 2021 · #5797 · Commentary · Column
A historical analogy may be necessary
to fully understand the looming conflict between Chinese authoritarianism and
the uneasy democracies of the world. In the run up to the First World War,
Germany pursued a combination of militarism, overbear...
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Three Observations on a Declaration to End the Korean War
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 29 Nov, 2021 · #5796 · Commentary · Column
Korean President Moon Jae-in’s efforts towards an end-of-war declaration on the
Korean War appears to be moving ahead despite apprehensions. Moon has appealed
for such a declaration several times during his tenure, with the most
Biden’s Democracy Summit
Ashutosh Nagda · 28 Nov, 2021 · #5795 · Commentary
US President Joe Biden is scheduled to host the first
(virtual) edition of ‘The Summit for Democracy’ on 9-10 December 2021. This
will be followed by year-long initiatives leading to an in-person summit in
2022. According to the State Depar...
Left-Wing Extremism in India: Lessons from Gadchiroli
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 26 Nov, 2021 · #5794 · Commentary · Column
Counter-insurgency literature puts the limit on
the effective functionality of an insurgent group to about a decade. Globally, the optimum possibility of an
insurgency achieving its desired result has been within the first decade of its
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North Korea’s Missile Tests: Addressing vs Normalising
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 Oct, 2021 · #5793 · Commentary · Column
On 19 October 2021, North Korea tested another ballistic missile. It
was reportedly a submarine-launched
ballistic missile (SLBM). Sinpo is a port city in North Korea’s South Hamgyong Province,
on the coast of the East Sea. The city is known ...
What does the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Mean for China?
Cherry Hitkari · 13 Oct, 2021 · #5792 · Commentary
The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan marks the
commencement of a new chapter in Asian geopolitics. China, as an aspiring
superpower and Kabul's largest neighbour, sees both opportunities to be seized
and risks to be staved off on the Afghan...
Afghanistan’s Education Sector: Prospects Under Taliban Rule
Fazlullah Akhtar and Amit Ranjan · 11 Oct, 2021 · #5791 · Commentary
Two decades of war conducted by
the US and its allied forces against the Taliban ended in August 2021 with the Taliban’s
return to power in Afghanistan. If precedents are any indication, the Afghan education sector is one of the key sectors se...
Why is China Interested in Africa’s Ports?
Rahul Karan Reddy · 08 Oct, 2021 · #5790 · Commentary
critical to the success of China’s Maritime Silk Road (MSR) initiative, linking
the mainland to large and untapped markets across the Indian Ocean. Beijing’s
extensive investments in Africa’s seaports are driven by a blend of lu...
Left-wing Extremism: A Tentative Pathway to a Solution
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 06 Oct, 2021 · #5789 · Commentary · Column
“I request all Hon'ble Chief Ministers
to focus on what we term as good governance. The Hon'ble Home Minister has also
laid emphasis on this aspect of the management and containment strategy. This
would include effective implementation of dev...
North Korea’s Missile Missives: Is President Biden Listening?
Manpreet Sethi · 29 Sep, 2021 · #5788 · Commentary · Column
President Biden’s administration concluded its North Korea policy review in May 2021. It recommended a calibrated, practical approach towards Pyongyang—somewhere
between a grand bargain and strategic patience. However, since then, many other