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

Policy & Governance

Controversial Remarks on Prophet Mohammed: External Dimensions of its Fall Out

The controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammed made by Nupur Sharma, the official spokesperson of the ruling party (BJP) and by Naveen Kumar Jindal, the BJP’s media head of Delhi Unit,…

By Achal Malhotra

India’s Commitment for Global Food Security

Amid the negative impact on global food supplies and oil prices due to the Ukraine war, India on Monday said that it is “committed” to working constructively in mitigating the…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Infrastructure in the Deep Peninsula for National Security and Self-reliance

A Swarajya report https://swarajyamag.com/infrastructure/vo-chidambaranar-port-to-expand-with-rs-7200-crore-project-to-compete-with-colombo-and-singapore-as-transhipment-hub  about VOC port in Thoothukkudi (Tuticorin), Tamil Nadu, and its plans to expand into a container trans-shipment port was interesting. It reminded me of a plan…

By Rajeev Srinivasan

Conflict over Oil and Gas in the 21st Century: Is India Prepared?

Two primary strategic assumptions dominated the last few years of the twentieth century. First, that the global economic fulcrum is slowly but surely tilting away from the industrialized west to…

By Debnath Shaw

India on the European Horizon

India@75 is no longer an emerging power, but has emerged as a credible regional and global actor of consequence. It is a rising power to be reckoned with. More importantly…

By Anil Trigunayat

A Foreign Policy Aligned With India’s Interests

India’s Foreign Policy is changing. Not towards non-alignment, as most foreign commentators have written, but towards ‘alignment’ with India’s interests …as well as common sense. On April 11, during the…

By Claude Arpi

Modi’s West Europe Tour: An Assessment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his whirlwind three days’ tour of three west European nations. True to his reputation, the itinerary was packed with talks with the German Chancellor, participation…

By JK Tripathi

China’s Latest Headache – Baloch Black Widow Strategy

In 2015, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi had said, “If the Belt and Road Initiative [BRI] is like a symphony involving and benefiting every country, then construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the…

By Levina

Complex Web of Creditors, Politics, Threatens Sri Lanka’s Restructuring

By Jorgelina do Rosario LONDON (Reuters) - Social unrest, political uncertainty and a complex web of creditors could scupper Sri Lanka's push for a swift overhaul of its $12 billion…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Solomon Islands Pact with China Impacts Australian Elections

By Kirsty Needham SYDNEY (Reuters) - For the first time in decades, the actions of a foreign state have taken centre stage in an Australian election campaign, analysts said, as…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Book Review – ‘On the Cusp of a Holocaust : The Talibanization of Kerala’

Dr B S Harishankar, author, historian, archaeologist and member of the academic council of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, has written a brief monograph that makes for compelling…

By Rajeev Srinivasan

Xi Jinping Sticks with COVID Stance Despite Anger, Economic Headwinds

By Yew Lun Tian and Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - For many leaders, mounting public anger and a rapidly worsening economic outlook would be cause for worry and a policy…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum