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India- China Military Confrontation

  0 comments   |     by Tariq Khan

India and China are once again engaged in a military confrontation. To some it may seem a spontaneous event triggered by some sudden happening. Indians would like the world to believe that it is on account of a Chinese intrusion. Others may want to find the cause of conflict in steps taken by the Indians such building roads and developing military infrastructure. Ho

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India – A Restless Revisionist State

  0 comments   |     by Dr Adil Sultan

India has once again embroiled itself in a border skirmish with one of its neighbours that has resulted in a serious embarrassment for its military. Its ‘over sold’ narrative of a rising power willing to confront and contain China’s rise has proven to be misleading, as India’s political and military leadership struggles to explain why India c

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India at loss as Indo-Pacific strategy collapses

  0 comments   |     by Saad Rasool

A Harvard law school graduate writes, the demise of the Indo-Pacific dream is a staggering loss of face for India on the international stage. China has put India back to where it belongs: a developing nation in South Asia. Not a regional player in the Indo-Pacific. The past two decades of international policy and regiona

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The Phony War on the Coronavirus

  0 comments   |     by Pankaj Mishra

Leaders everywhere are ramping up the martial rhetoric, in part to back their critics into a corner.  Governments around the world say they’re engaged in a war against the coronavirus. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked the legend of the Mahabharata, fought over 18 days, as he declared, with little warning, a

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POLITICISATION OF WATER RESOURCES-II

  0 comments   |     by IKRAM SEHGAL

The global demand for fresh water resources has escalated dramatically over the last few years, especially in light of rapid population growth and widespread urbanization across the globe. Moreover, as the impacts of climate change and stresses of resource scarcity gain further traction, societies are increasingly hard pressed to find effective and sustainable solut

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China’s International Partnerships: PP, CPEC, & CA

  0 comments   |     by Matthew Johnson

China’s International Partnerships: Pakistan, CPEC, and Central Asia China is redrawing the global security map beyond Asia-Pacific. This article, the second in a four-part series, examines how Beijing’s ‘march West’ strategy is impacting regional security architecture in Pakistan and Cent

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Can the PM help? THERE has been a sudden and orchestrated..

  0 comments   |     by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

THERE has been a sudden and orchestrated de-escalation of the Middle East crisis. Allegedly, ‘better sense’ has prevailed in Tehran and discretion is now the better part of valour!  If so, this would be a massive win for Trump and the US, and a severe setback for the Islamic Republic of Iran, rendering it more vulnerable to domestic anti-government pr

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India’s Kashmir Crackdown Poses Risk of War

  0 comments   |     by John Riddell

On August 5, India’s Hindu nationalist government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, while flooding the region with troops, imposing a curfew, and shutting down all communications. The state is to be broken in two, with the eastern portion (Ladakh) under direct rule by New Del

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Difference between Terrorist and Freedom Fighter

  0 comments   |     by Trevor Mark

Was Gandhi a Freedom Fighter or a Terrorist? People often engage in bitter struggles and these are motivated by different reasons that are of political socio-economic or religious nature. People who engage in such struggles are referred to in different terms and some have been labelled terrorists while others are labelled freedom fighters.

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The Question That Never Gets Asked About Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Charles Glass

Contributor Perspectives offer insight, analysis and commentary from Stratfor’s Board of Contributors and guest contributors who are distinguished leaders in their fields of expertise. Highlights The spectre of nuclear war haunts tensions between Indi

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