• 16 May, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.


India’s Sri Lankan Moment has Arrived

When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, it was highlighted by Russia that Ukraine joining NATO will result in Russian security getting compromised. It was due to this reason that…

By Maj Gen Ashok Kumar

Shanghai COVID Crisis – Political Spotlight on Key Xi Ally

If Shanghai Communist Party chief Li Qiang has been politically bruised by the city's struggle to tame a COVID-19 outbreak that has infuriated residents and caused severe economic damage, there…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Return to “Purana” Pakistan

Pakistan’s new PM, Shahbaz Sharif, is a veteran politician, with the usual baggage of corruption related prison experience. He also has considerable marital experience, having entered into wedlock five times,…

By Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty

The Rise and Fall of Imran Khan: What Next?

The now former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was eventually voted out of power through a vote of no-confidence even though he made his level best efforts to avoid…

By Achal Malhotra

The Unceremonious Exit of the Captain

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan had been finally summerly voted out of the post of the Chief Executive of Pakistan, a post he held for three and half years amid the worsening…

By JK Tripathi

Stability and Succession in Tibet

In 2011, Xi Jinping, then Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China, stated that China should “govern the nation by governing the borders; govern the borders by first stabilizing Tibet;…

By Claude Arpi

Fall of Hybrid Regime and Imran’s Future Strategy

A no-confidence motion by Pakistan’s joint opposition ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. It was a historic day for the country, as he became the first Chief Executive who has been…

By Dr Qamar Cheema

Imran Khan’s Sinking Ship and its Impact

Pakistan’s reputation as a democracy just got retrieved after the Pakistan Supreme Court in its judgment turned the clock back, just as it should have.  The Opposition and the Bar Council…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Sri Lanka : The Starving Lion

Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis in last 75 years. The situation has deteriorated so much that there are frequent and prolonged power cuts, acute shortage of fuel…

By JK Tripathi

How did Imran Khan Replace Pakistani Islamists?

From Naya Pakistan to Riasat e Madina, Imran Khan has silently transformed his political rhetoric. Imran Khan was categorized as a Muslim democrat, but he turned out to be an…

By Dr Qamar Cheema

Myanmar : Complicated Politics

What we see happening in the Myanmar of today and the Burma of the yesteryears is a prolongation of the trends that had set in while General Aung San was…

By Preet Malik

Pakistan at Crossroads – Need for a Paradigm Shift in Human Rights

At the stroke of midnight on the eve of 15th August 1947, the erstwhile British India was partitioned into two independent domains: the Dominion of India and the Dominion of…

By Irfan Ali Thanvi