• 29 September, 2023
Geopolitics & National Security

Geo Politics


Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp Or what's a heaven for? - Robert Browning The arc lights have dimmed in New Delhi and the international leaders who…

By Ambassador Deepak Vohra

PM Modi’s State Visit Reflects Deep-Rooted India-US Ties

The State Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States reflects the deep roots of the ties between the two largest democracies, India and the US. It was more…

By Prof Madhav Das Nalapat

Afghanistan’s Throes Of Instability And Conflict

Introduction Afghanistan, the 'graveyard of empires,' has experienced continuous conflicts and instability within its borders and with Pakistan and Iran. The Taliban has enforced strict rules on ordinary Afghans, leaving…

By Saman Ayesha Kidwai

Ukraine’s Offensive: Is This The Last-Ditch Battle?

In the context of the Russia-Ukraine war, since April 2023 we have been constantly hearing of a likely ‘counter-offensive’ by Ukraine to overcome the negatives of the alleged defeat at…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Ex-Air Defender 23 : A NATO Posturing Against Russia

Air Defender 2023 is a massive NATO exercise set to take place from June 12 to June 23, 2023. This is the most extensive live-flying exercise the German Armed Forces…

By Prof (Dr) DK Pandey 

China’s 2024 Threat To Indian Democracy

The Indian state of Karnataka went to elections on May 2023. It was surprising to note how the Chinese media gave coverage to a state election in India, a phenomenon…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Revealed: China Bolstering Its Military Might In South China Sea

The South China Sea is considered to be one of the busiest waterways in the world and is a significant gateway for trade and merchant shipping. The South China Sea…

By Gp Capt Arvind Pandey (Retd)

Indo-Pacific : Scramble For Dominance And Role Of Air Power

In the New World Order, Indo-Pacific is emerging as a strategically integrated arena of competition and cooperation. The rise of China; beyond the South China Sea, across the Indian and…

By Air Cmde SP Singh (Retd)

Charm Offensive in Xi Jinping 3.0 Era: A Concern For Global Players

Backdrop When Joshua Kurlantzick coined the term ‘charm offensive’ for China in 2007, it simply referred to China’s use of soft power to improve its global status and image, as…

By Maj Gen (Dr) S B Asthana (Retd)

Security Of Indo Pacific Region: Expanding Role Of France

The Indo-Pacific region is inhabited by 1.5 million French population especially concentrated in the Indian Ocean territories of La Re̍union and Mayotte islands and the French Polynesia and New Caledonia…

By Col Deepak Kumar

Ukraine Has Raised, Not Lowered, Risks Of A China-Taiwan Conflict

On April 2, Fareed Zakaria did an interview for CNN with Admiral W M McRaven (retd) of the US Navy, introducing him as being among the finest military minds in…

By Prof Madhav Das Nalapat

India’s G20 Presidency : Lessons From The Past And Opportunities For Future (Part II)

In the Part 1 of this article, we analysed the hurdles India faced due to the onset of insurgency and terrorism, as well as how coalition politics kept successive governments…

By Col Arun P Agarwal