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If Russia Invades Ukraine, NATO Gets Best Supporting Actor ?

NATO would be likely to reinforce its troop presence in the Black Sea and the Baltics while fending off cyberattacks if Russia were to invade Ukraine, diplomats and former officials…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Ending American Dependence on China for Rare Earths

A bipartisan piece of legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Friday would force defense contractors to stop buying rare earths from China by 2026 and use the Pentagon to…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

China Eyes Doklam Again

China has accelerated settlement-building along its disputed border with Bhutan, with more than 200 structures, including two-storey buildings, under construction in six locations, according to satellite image analysis conducted for…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

‘Colonial Wine from New, Authoritarian Bottles’: Hong Kong Re-tools Sedition Law

The Hong Kong government is expanding its use of a long-dormant sedition law in what some lawyers and democracy advocates say is intensifying a squeeze on press freedom. Evidence of…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

The Transatlantic Alliance Looks Up

With the arrival of 2022, Germany took over the presidency of the G7. It is a new experience for the ‘traffic light’ three party coalition of Germany which has an…

By Gurjit Singh

Keeping the NPT Pot Boiling

The world has generally welcomed a statement from the designated Nuclear- Weapon States at the dawn of the New Year, reaffirming that they consider “the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon…

By TP Sreenivasan

Kazakhstan -From Stability to Turmoil

Security forces appeared to have reclaimed the streets of Kazakhstan's main city on Friday, a day after Russian paratroopers arrived to help quash an uprising in which dozens of people…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Kazakhstan Intervention Presents Unwelcome Distraction for Putin

The sudden and violent crisis in Kazakhstan has caught Russian President Vladimir Putin at a moment when his attention was firmly focused elsewhere and forced him into a military intervention…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Factional Infighting in Chinese Communist Party

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) often comes across as a homogenous group to those studying China. This united front, however, is a carefully cultivated image that the CCP portrays –…

By Vikram Sood and Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury

The Chaotic Collapse of the Afghan Air Force

Hours before Kabul fell to the Taliban on Aug. 15, the Afghan Air Force was melting down. Instead of unleashing air attacks against advancing insurgents, some airmen were fighting each…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

‘Erasing History’ in Russia

Russia's Supreme Court ordered the country's oldest human rights group to disband on Tuesday for breaking a law requiring it to act as "a foreign agent", capping a year of…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Understanding the Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia

Following a telephonic conversation between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on November 26, 2021, Blinken expressed grave concern about worrying signs of military escalation…

By Shilpi Ghosh