• 26 November, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.


Pakistan : The Laadla and His Rebellion

Even as India’s national security gaze is transfixed on China, some interesting developments are afoot along our Western Horizons. Pakistan is reliving its fundamental dilemma - the unresolved question that…

By Lt Gen Raj Shukla

US-Pak F-16 Diplomacy : Concerns Galore

The Biden administration approved the $450 million package for Pakistan’s fighter jets’ related equipment and the F-16 fleet sustainment programme. The Pentagon’s Defence Security Cooperation Agency has confirmed that no…

By Prof (Dr) DK Pandey 

How Kaiser Xi Jinping’s China is Influenced by Sinocentrism, Legalism, and Hierarchy

At the turn of the twentieth century, Kaiser Wilhelm II proclaimed that his country had an urgent need for a naval buildup to counter the British Royal Navy in its…

By Captain DK Sharma (Retd)

The Sri Lankan Crisis – Need to Look Within

A particularly ugly financial crisis reared its fierce visage in front of Sri Lanka with hardly any public notice in the early months of 2022 with such rapidity that, within…

By G S Iyer

Terrorism is Not a Game

As both India and Pakistan celebrate their 75th anniversary of their independence, unfortunately, Pakistan is identified as the progenitor and a safe haven for terrorism and global terrorists stalking and…

By Anil Trigunayat

Sri Lanka: Road From Anarchy Towards Stability

After some intense and somewhat violent nationwide protests against the current dispensation, followed by the fight of and subsequent resignation by President Gotabaya Rajapakse, Sri Lanka finally got a president…

By JK Tripathi

Pakistan in Endless Churn  

During the dying days of the government of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan, he continued to insist on his own popularity. As he struggled to survive against the combined…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Sri Lanka’s Crisis – Not Just About the Economy

Sri Lanka is in the grip of an economic, political and humanitarian crisis. In a remarkable display of anger, thousands of protesters disregarded government curfews, rampant military and police presence…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

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

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)

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