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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

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

The Chinese Taliban

No, it is not about terror, though that is the first thing which may come to mind while reading the title, as it is synonymous with Taliban. What an irony…

By Brigadier P Binuraj (Retd)

Iran – Evolution from Rich Cultural Heritage to a Regional Power in Perpetual Conflict

Iran is a regional and middle power, which made rapid progress from being one of the oldest civilizations on this planet, with a geopolitically strategic location in the Asian continent. It is a…

By Lt Gen (Dr) SK Gadeock and RM Aggarwal

India’s ‘Look Central Asia Policy’

After the high level meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, the implementation of the agenda is left to the secretarial and deputies level meetings. But considering…

By Dr Seshadri Chari

Is it Mayday for US – India Relationship ?

The behemoths, US and Russia, are at loggerheads again in Ukraine, and India is carefully treading the path of friendship with both its allies. Ostensibly, since 2016 India was designated…

By Levina

Why is Putin so Focused on Ukraine?

Ukraine has become the main flashpoint in Russia's relations with the West after a build-up of tens of thousands of Russian troops near its border and a series of tough…

UAE – Stuck in the Middle?

UAE Walks a Tightrope Between USA, Israel and Iran The United Arab Emirates is walking a diplomatic high wire between superpower ally Washington, new friend Israel and old adversary Iran…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Iran Nuclear Deal: One Last Chance to Salvage it

Iran nuclear talks are set to resume in Vienna on 29 November 2021. The last round of talks, sixth in the series of talks since it commenced this year, were…

By Col Rajeev Agarwal (Retd)

India-Israel Relations : Venturing Beyond Bilateral

Glasgow COP 26 has proven once again the role of multilateral diplomacy in attempts to confront across the boundaries global crises. Yet, the weaknesses of the international community have surfaced,…

By Daniel Carmon

Ortega Win: A New Blow to Biden’s Central America Strategy

U.S. President Joe Biden's efforts to tackle migration from Central America by promoting the rule of law took a hit with the contentious re-election of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, the…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum