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From Mask to Vaccine Diplomacy: A Critical Year Ahead for China

The year 2020 will go down in the history of China as an “extraordinary year”. The passing year started with the onslaught of coronavirus throughout China and eventually it spread to the world. (The virus had started spreading since November 2019....

Influences and Performance of Intelligence: Assessment of Intelligence Inputs in 2020 Ladakh Military Standoff

‘The further one looks back, the further he looks ahead’ Historically, military might alone served as the primary instrument of national power and for securing national interests. Later diplomacy, economic power, science and technology (S&T), ....

Military Seizes back Power in Myanmar: Some Responses and Implications

In a rather worrying development in India’s neighbourhood Myanmar, in an early morning coup on 1 February the military seized control of the government, detained State Counsellor and leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Ky....

Air Defence Command – some salient points and imperatives

Air Defence Command (ADC) is going to be a reality sooner than later. This article looks at certain salient points related to the ADC and lays out certain imperatives that lie ahead for the decision-makers to make ADC a success. National Level Dec....

Pakistan- An Uncertain Road Ahead

2020 was an unpredictable year. It was a year of everything and nothing! Covid-19 crisis turned the world upside down. There was a strange paranoia that gripped the world. It was catastrophic and exhausting, unsettling and unimaginable. However, for....

India-China Line of Actual Control: Increasingly Fuzzier…

Though comparisons are odious, Line of Control (LOC) and Line of Actual Control (LAC) are chalk and cheese! The Karachi Agreement of 1949 delineated the Ceasefire Line (CFL), following directional paths in the absence of clear landmarks, by demarcati....

Future of Tokyo Olympics Uncertain

The Yoshihide Suga government in Japan is in a fix. The postponed Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to begin in six months from now on 23 July but in the wake of surging pandemic, there is increasing clamour both from the public and the opposition parties....

The Pitfalls of the China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

On December 30, leaders from Brussels and Beijing reached terms on a new China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). After seven years of negotiations, the deal will reportedly grant the EU enhanced market access in China, in sectors such a....

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