• 30 June, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.

International Affairs

Pakistan’s Likely Reprieve from FATF: What Next?

Pakistan, suffering from its longest spell in the Grey List of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force), can finally hope to get out of it which is partially responsible for…

By JK Tripathi

Double Standards with Chinese Characteristics

June 15 is a special day in the Middle Kingdom; it is the birthday of the Secretary General of the Communist Party of China. In 2020, probably wanting to please…

By Claude Arpi

I2U2 Partnership – From Hormuz, Bab Al Mandab, Suez & IOR Perspective

Western QUAD finally got a name—I2U2, which stands for Israel, India, UAE and USA. The genesis of this group took place in middle east to harness the maritime traffic of…

By Levina

Ukraine Conflict : No Rules for POWs

Bradford (UK), Jun 12 (The Conversation). As in any war between two sovereign countries, the Ukraine conflict has resulted in thousands of soldiers on both sides being taken captive. Both…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

A Hundred Days of Shocks and Surprises

The hundred days of a devastating war in Ukraine have proved once again that nothing is predictable in war, even in a David and Goliath kind of confrontation. In a…

By TP Sreenivasan

India’s Deft Engagement in Afghanistan

The first meeting between Indian officials and the Taliban leadership, after the Taliban takeover last year, took place in Kabul on 02 June 2022. Just prior to it, the 4th…

By Col Rajeev Agarwal (Retd)

Changing Contours of Germany-China Relations

There is much attention currently focused on Germany's changing policy towards Russia. This includes the energy-security matrix. A review of the German defence policy is also underway. While these are…

By Gurjit Singh

China’s Shrinking Population

Melbourne, May 30 (The Conversation).  The world’s biggest nation is about to shrink. China accounts for more than one sixth of the world’s population. Yet after four extraordinary decades in…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Is Pakistan Getting Ready for Israel?

A week ago, a Pakistani- American delegation visited Israel, business was not the objective, but interfaith harmony. Since last few years Pakistan and Israel have been trying to thaw their…

By Levina

The Quad Summit: Achievements and Pitfalls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Tokyo at the invitation of the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to participate in the second in-person Quad (Australia, India, Japan, USA) Summit on 24th…

By Ashok Sajjanhar

New Zealand Finds its Voice on Security

By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand has long been seen as the moderate, even absent, voice on China in the "Five Eyes" western alliance, so much so that…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Analysis-Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia

By John Revill BERN (Reuters) -Switzerland's fabled neutral status is about to face its biggest test in decades, with the defence ministry tilting closer to Western military powers in response…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum