Afghanistan: The Consequences of US Withdrawal
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 29 Jun, 2021 · #5772 · Commentary · Column
President Biden announced
on 14 April 2021 the end of what is described as America’s “forever war” in
Afghanistan. The announcement
came nearly two decades after the US invasion of Afghanistan. Ten years ago,
the US proclaimed
Will Iran Leave the NPT?
Shivani Singh · 17 Jun, 2021 · #5771 · Commentary
There is a
growing optimism around reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
in the five rounds of talks held in Vienna so far.
However, Iran has insisted that it will restrict the International Atomic
Energy Agency’s (IAEA) mo...
India’s China Challenge: Why the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Needs Air Support
AV Chandrasekaran & Prakash Panneerselvam · 14 Jun, 2021 · #5770 · Commentary
faces logistics challenges in its border areas against a militarily superior
China: of a continuous, effective, and secure line of communication between
logistics bases inland and troops at the front. An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
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Biden’s North Korea Policy: Has ‘Strategic Patience’ Returned?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 May, 2021 · #5769 · Commentary · Column
The Biden administration has
reportedly completed its review of US policy towards North Korea. While the
details have not been announced, officials
have used terms such as “calibrated,” “practical,” and “measured” to publicly
Defending Elections from Cyberattacks: A New US Information Security Strategy
Pieter-jan Dockx · 15 May, 2021 · #5768 · Commentary
2016, the US presidential election fell victim to Russian information warfare. In
an effort to influence the outcome, Kremlin-backed hackers stole and leaked
compromising documents from the Clinton campaign. This material was then spread
2010-2020: Decadal Trends
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: More Misses than Hits
Mahima Duggal · 14 May, 2021 · #5767 · Commentary
A fluid and evolving concept, the Belt and
Road Initiative (BRI) has been mired in controversy since its
inception. It has become a much-debated part of China’s ‘Going Global’ strategy and foreign policy calculus. As we enter a new
India’s Second Wave: The Geopolitical Drivers of China’s COVID-19 Assistance
Srikanth Kondapalli · 04 May, 2021 · #5766 · Commentary
India reels under the unprecedented onslaught of a virulent, mutant COVID-19
strain that is leaving death and destruction in its wake, 40 countries have
come forward to help with medical supplies. India has officially recorded over 20 millio...
A 25-Year Pact with China: Iranian Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Majid Izadpanahi · 30 Apr, 2021 · #5765 · Commentary
On 27 March, China’s Foreign Minister and
State Councillor, Wang Yi, and Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Javad Zarif,
signed the Iran-China 25-year Cooperation Programme during the former’s visit
to Iran. This article gives an overview of ...
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US, China, and a Two-Pronged Japanese Foreign Policy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Apr, 2021 · #5764 · Commentary · Column
Japan continues to be the most important US
ally in the Indo-Pacific. This is despite the dilution of its ‘Indo-Pacific
strategy’ into the ‘Indo-Pacific vision’ over the past few years, and close cooperation
with China in addressing the...
COVID-19 & Southeast Asia
Terrorism in the Philippines in 2020
Siddharth Anil Nair · 28 Apr, 2021 · #5763 · Commentary
By the first
quarter of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had created conditions for greater population
control and surveillance, allowing Southeast Asian states seeking to dismantle
terror groups (TG) the opportunity to do so. While the pandemic had...