• 30 June, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.


I2U2 Partnership – From Hormuz, Bab Al Mandab, Suez & IOR Perspective

Western QUAD finally got a name—I2U2, which stands for Israel, India, UAE and USA. The genesis of this group took place in middle east to harness the maritime traffic of…

By Levina

Ukraine Conflict : No Rules for POWs

Bradford (UK), Jun 12 (The Conversation). As in any war between two sovereign countries, the Ukraine conflict has resulted in thousands of soldiers on both sides being taken captive. Both…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

A Hundred Days of Shocks and Surprises

The hundred days of a devastating war in Ukraine have proved once again that nothing is predictable in war, even in a David and Goliath kind of confrontation. In a…

By TP Sreenivasan

New Zealand Finds its Voice on Security

By Lucy Craymer WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand has long been seen as the moderate, even absent, voice on China in the "Five Eyes" western alliance, so much so that…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Analysis-Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia

By John Revill BERN (Reuters) -Switzerland's fabled neutral status is about to face its biggest test in decades, with the defence ministry tilting closer to Western military powers in response…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

UAE Leader Khalifa- Architect of Close UAE-US Relations

DUBAI (Reuters) - Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who died on Friday, was a pro-Western moderniser whose low-key approach helped steer the United Arab Emirates through a tense era in…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

North Korea’s COVID-19 Outbreak – A Major Health Crisis Unleashed

By Soo-hyang Choi and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's admission that it is battling an "explosive" COVID-19 outbreak has raised concerns that the virus could devastate a country…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Diminishing Role of Russia in Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: A Fall Out of Russia-Ukraine War?

Armenia is once again facing a serious political crisis. Street protests are being held to demand PM Nikol Pasinyan’s resignation who in popular perception is on the verge of making…

By Achal Malhotra

Marcos as Philippine President – A Boon for China, Bane for US?

The decisive victory of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Philippines' presidential election on Monday is set to re-shape the Southeast Asian country's relations with China and the United States as…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Russia-Ukraine War- A Lost Opportunity for Turkey’s Westward Outreach

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Jonathan Spicer ANKARA (Reuters) - Before travelling to Moscow last week, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stopped over in Ankara to meet Tayyip Erdogan and praise the…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

France’s Macron defeats far-right, pledges change

By Mimosa Spencer, Layli Foroudi and Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) -Emmanuel Macron comfortably defeated far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Sunday, heading off a political earthquake for Europe but acknowledging…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Under Military’s Watch, Sudan’s Former Ruling Party Making a Comeback

By Khalid Abdelaziz and Nafisa Eltahir KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Since Sudan's military staged a coup six months ago many former allies of toppled autocrat Omar al-Bashir have been allowed to…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum