• 26 November, 2022
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President Biden, Please Transit from the 20th to the 21st Century

Known for his courtesy and integrity, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr spent his formative years in the US Senate during a period when relations between the Cold War 1.0 contending powers,…

By Prof Madhav Das Nalapat

India is Only Aligned to its National Interest

Our abstentions in the UN on various resolutions on the Ukraine conflict have exposed us to political attacks in the West. We are expected to join it in condemning Russia’s…

By Kanwal Sibal

India’s Diplomatic Boycott of the Winter Games – A Slap on China’s Wrist

China’s decision to make Army Colonel Qi Fabao who fought with Indian forces in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh in June 2020 an Olympic torch bearer at the Winter Games…

By Kanwal Sibal

Xi Jinping’s Record Promotion of Generals – Loyalty or Insecurity?

Chinese President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, promoted seven officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to the rank of General on January 21,…

By Vikram Sood and Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury

Amar Jawan Jyoti – Needless Controversy

The controversy over the decision to transfer the Amar Jawan Jyoti flame from India Gate to the National War Memorial (NWW) is entirely unnecessary. The Amar Jawan Jyoti (AJJ) commemorates…

By Kanwal Sibal

Factional Infighting in Chinese Communist Party

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) often comes across as a homogenous group to those studying China. This united front, however, is a carefully cultivated image that the CCP portrays –…

By Vikram Sood and Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury

Ukraine Crisis : India’s Position – ‘Take No Sides’

Rising tensions in Europe around Ukraine is adding to the geopolitical complexities facing the world today. With Covid-19 still causing ravages in Europe and the US this would hardly be…

By Kanwal Sibal

The Russia-India-China (RIC) Dialogue – Assessing The Relevance

The Russia-India-China (RIC) dialogue, initiated by Russia, was originally intended as a counter to America’s triumphalism and unilateralism after the collapse of the Soviet Union that included NATO’s expansion eastwards…

By Kanwal Sibal

Delhi Declaration-Forging a Consensus on Afghanistan

The meeting of the National Security Advisers in New Delhi on November 10 had multi-layered significance. The initiative underlined India’s national security equities in Afghanistan. These equities are undeniable given…

By Kanwal Sibal

Decision Time Has Arrived For India

It was Regis Debray who wrote that "we are never contemporaneous with the present", and that the past intrudes and succeeds in diluting our understanding of the realities of the…

By Prof Madhav Das Nalapat

Afghanistan In Turmoil

Afghanistan is a paradox, it is a nation but at the same time it is not a nation. It comprises many ethnically different tribal groups who speak different languages and…

By General JJ Singh (Retd)

Broader Non-security Quad Agenda Serves India’s Interests

The debate whether the Quad serves India’s security interests is current in strategic circles. More questions on its utility have been raised after the announcement of the Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) defence…

By Kanwal Sibal