Commentaries & Articles
China’s Strategy to Overcome the Virus Stigma is “Belligerence”
On June 15 2020, Col. B Santosh Babu probably didn’t expect to walk up to a Chinese observation post at the vertex of the bend in Galwan River. It was strange because the PLA themselves had dismantled the post after the talks few days back. A sense of curiosity may have dominated his mind when he decided to not leave it to “youngsters” and set out to enquire personally at 7 pm. After all he had the responsibility of controlling the border in which no shot has been fired for decades.
US Augments Military Bases, Revitalizes Lilly Pads and Pushes for Visiting Forces Agreements in the Pacific Ocean
Earlier this month, on 1st July, 350 paratroopers from the US 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) parachuted onto Guam to test their ability to “execute real-world missions” and demonstrate that they could be deployed “anywhere in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area at a moment’s notice,”1 Embarked onboard multiple C-17 Globemasters, the paratroopers took a long flight from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska for this Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE).
Where Egypt is Going?
Egypt, once the uncontested leader of the Arab world under President Gamal Abdel Nasser (1954-70), remains one of the most important countries in the Arab world and in Africa. Obviously, what happens to Egypt is important and a matter of concern to the international community. Official Egypt has celebrated with industriously choreographed éclat the 30th June Revolution of 2013 that paved the way to the military coup of 3rd July. Let us recall the historical background to this Revolution.
कोरोनावायरस के बीच मध्य एशिया के प्रवासी श्रमिक
‘प्रवासी’ शब्द का मतलब अक्सर ऐसा व्यक्ति मान लिया जाता है, जो अनचाहा बोझ होता है और देश की अर्थव्यवस्था में जिनका आर्थिक योगदान मुश्किल से ही मापा जाता है। प्रवास और विदेश से देश में आने वाले धन यानी रीमिटंस के बीच संबंध को एक श्रृंखला के तौर पर समझा जा सकता है।
Border Brinkmanship: A Miscalculation by China
India and China have been engaged in a tense military faceoff that has witnessed numerous violent incidents over the last two months in Eastern Ladakh. The standoff has resulted from an aggressive border brinkmanship triggered by China, to assert its unsubstantiated territorial claims over Indian areas in line with its decades-old policy of creeping aggression.
Countering Coercion in The Indo-Pacific
Deliberate and pre-meditated intrusions by China, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India, and consequent Indian responses, have raised concerns globally about the potential of escalation. Diplomatic, economic, military, informational, and technological options available to each side, for posturing and execution, have been and continue to be under analysis and assessment. Discussions and commentary in India, on preparations and readiness for a Two-front war, dormant for some time-have also resurfaced, with renewed emphasis and conviction.
Mapping Israeli Sovereignty, Jewish Settlements, and a Future Palestinian State
July 1 has come and gone, and despite the hysteria in some circles, the world did not wake up this past Wednesday to find that Israel had become sovereign over large parts of Palestinian land. So what was all the hoopla about, and what lies ahead? Let’s start with a basic question: what exactly was supposed to happen on July 1?
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