• 09 December, 2022
Geopolitics & National Security.
Sushant Sareen
Sushant Sareen

Sushant Sareen is Senior Fellow at Observer Research Foundation. An expert on Pakistan and Terrorism, his published works include Balochistan: Forgotten War, Forsaken People (2017), Corridor Calculus: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor & China’s Comprador model of investment in Pakistan (2016). 

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‘Cis-Lunar’ Space: The New Military Battleground!

“There is no battle arena that favours mobility, strategic brilliance and lethality more than Space!”   - By the Author Mankind, has, till very recently, looked at the spheroidal area of near-earth space as an altitude-band for satellites with military and civil applications as well as near

Suez Canal, Mozambique Channel and Malacca Strait

According to famous naval strategist AT Mahan, “He who controls the Indian Ocean shall control the world.” The part which has many critical sea lanes of communication is definitely a chessboard for countries like USA, China, France, India etc. However, this region has three major chokepoints and

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Using Winter as A Weapon of War

The Russian-Ukraine Conflict (RUC) has completed nine months and heads into its tenth month. The Ukrainian Army is on the offensive, but Ukraine still has a long way to go to regain lost regions. Moscow's forces do control about one-fifth of its territory, and the coming of extreme winters are prese

Protests in China – Xi Under Pressure

It’s all quite unheard of. Well, nearly. Protests spread across China into 14 provinces, lit by the governments ‘Zero Covid’ policy. At least so it seems. There’s a lot to anger the Chinese people these days, and it could be that the pandemic restrictions were the last straw. The scale of pr

India’s Way to Superpower

Whenever we hear term superpower the first thing which comes to our mind is a Hollywood movie scene in which a country has a huge military power with cutting edge technology, from a headquarter taking decisions to secure world from different kinds of threat, and it is top decision making body taking

India Needs A Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Revolution

It is Balakot 2.0 kind of night, with a different target and different platform. It would be remembered as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) night. A swarm of decoy UAVs took off from a secret location in north India and crossed to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK). Following them were several High-Altitu

An Internal Security Challenge Brewing in the Northeast

A class 12 student from Manipur needed money for an outing with his friends, so he decided to approach a woman who had offered him Rs 1000 per “soap case” if he smuggled it successfully from Myanmar. With his Myanmarese acquaintance he managed to smuggle about 50 such cases of drugs in a single

North Korea – A Ticking Time Bomb?

As a keen observer of International Relations, there lie many countries as prominent examples of reforming its diplomatic stature in Geopolitics. Regions of the Western Bloc who've been custodian of global hegemony are now witnessing a massive shift over a multi polar world order. Courtesy being tha

India’s MRFA Program: Seeking To Conquer The Skies!

The looming spectre of a collusive, two-front war with China and Pakistan, has necessitated the Indian Armed Forces to plan and carry out quantitative/qualitative right-sizing of their equipment profile to meet this existential threat. This would imply possessing the wherewithal to deal with the mis

A New Pakistan Army Chief : The World and India Remain Wary

Apprehension about a change in command of the Pakistan Army has been rife for fairly long. Although everything about Pakistan remains unpredictable, the announcement of the appointment of Lt Gen Asim Munir as the next Pakistan Army Chief to succeed General Qamar Bajwa has somehow not really created

How the Practice of Illegal Terror Financial Networks Functions in a Proxy War Zone?

Three fascinating events relating to counter terrorism took place in quick succession over the last eight weeks. First was the meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which took Pakistan off the grey list and classified it white. The world’s response to this appeared muted although Pakis

Is “Nuclear-Attack Threat” an Effective Weapon?

Vladimir Putin and many other Russian officials, politicians, and pro-Russia analysts have repeatedly threatened to use nuclear weapons since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war. Particularly following the commencement of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on February 24, 2022, the discussion of Russia