How to Read al-Zawahiri’s Killing
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy. · 31 Aug, 2022 · #5828 · Commentary
On 1 August 2022, the
that it had killed al Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in “a precise, tailored airstrike” on a safe house in Kabul. In his remarks, US
President Joe Biden said al-Zawahiri had moved to downtown Kabul to “re...
India’s G20 Presidency in a Time of Global Political Fracture
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Aug, 2022 · #5827 · Commentary · Column
In December this year, India
will assume presidency of the economic grouping, G20, which comprises major
developed and developing economies. For one year thereafter, New Delhi will be
in the driver’s seat. It is not expected to be an easy rid...
A Practitioner’s Expert View of India’s Relationship with Pakistan
Rana Banerji · 25 Aug, 2022 · #5826 · Commentary
is heartening to see Indian career diplomats of recent vintage penning their
understanding of the complex India-Pakistan relationship. Soon after The People Next Door (Harper Collins, 2017) by T.C.A. Raghavan, India’s high
commissioner in ...
Gunboat Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics: Why the Yuan Wang 5’s Arrival in Sri Lanka is Consequential for South Asia
Srikanth Kondapalli · 22 Aug, 2022 · #5825 · Commentary
Despite serious reservations
expressed by both Sri Lanka and India,
and after a clearance
delay of five days,
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Strategic Support Force vessel Yuan Wang 5 finally docked
at Chinese-leased Hambantota po...
East Asia Compass
Shinzo Abe: Architect of a New Japan and the Indo-Pacific
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Jul, 2022 · #5824 · Commentary · Column
As a leader, Shinzo Abe elicited extreme emotions in Japan and across
the world. During his lifetime, there were people who loved him for being Japan’s saviour and a bulwark
against China’s assertiveness. There were others who despised him f...
Living Dangerously: A New Nuclear Arms Race
Manpreet Sethi · 14 Jul, 2022 · #5823 · Commentary · Column
A re-run of the nuclear arms race is staring
us in the face. And, it is taking place in new circumstances. Today’s nuclear reality
is starkly different from what the well-known nuclear strategist Thomas
Schelling had described in 2009. He wro...
Russia in the Black Sea: What Happened to the Moskva?
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 04 Jul, 2022 · #5822 · Commentary · Column
The flagship of the Russian Black
Sea fleet, the ‘Slava’
class missile cruiser, Moskva,
sank at on 14 April 2022 in position
45°10′43.39″N 30°55′30.54″E, after being "damaged." That is as
far as one can establish fro...
Climate Resilience and the Quad
Akash Ramnath · 30 Jun, 2022 · #5821 · Commentary
Members of the Quad met in Tokyo in May this
year to discuss the most urgent matters impacting Indo-Pacific security, namely
China's regional growth and the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The
Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue...
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South Korea’s Policy towards North Korea: Another ‘Grand Bargain’?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 29 Jun, 2022 · #5820 · Commentary · Column
Yoon Suk-yeol’s election as the new president of South Korea, the country’s
policy towards North Korea was expected to change substantially. Unlike the
Moon Jae-in administration, the new South Korean government will
be strict toward...
The Challenge of a Multi-Polar Nuclear Age
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 03 Jun, 2022 · #5819 · Commentary · Column
Assured Destruction, & Mistrust
For the last 77 years, since the US first
detonated nuclear weapons and annihilated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, an eerie ambivalence has prevailed on the subject of nuclear u...