Thursday, 29 October 2020

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  • China’s Expansionism A Strategic Perspective

    August 29, 2020 1:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    China has been pursuing expansionist designs for a long time now. Being a communist country, analysts believe expansionism is crucial to its ideology. To support their view, they cite the instance of the erstwhile Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)... View Article

  • Crimson Tide Sweeps Nepal

    July 16, 2020 1:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The recent turn in India-China relations and events in Nepal surprised many but not those who know that China plans 50 years ahead and kept track of developments – joining the dots as they emerged. In fact, Nepal should be... View Article

  • India is indeed their Motherland

    April 9, 2020 1:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    This 25th March a Gurdwara in Kabul was bathed in blood. Twenty five devotees were felled by their burst of bullets or blown up with explosives by Jihadis. Their undoing was their faith. It is not that Afghanistan’s history has... View Article

  • Sri Lanka: Victory of Rajapaksa- What it means to Tamil Polity?

    December 12, 2019 11:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    The victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was much anticipated in the recently held 16th November presidential elections in Sri Lanka given the course of national politics after the evaporation of false euphoria over the success of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime... View Article

  • Pakistan Army  Pushes Pakistan to Existential Crossroads

    September 3, 2019 4:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Pakistan Army which tightly controls Pakistan’s foreign policy and security formulations has endangered Pakistan’s survival as an independent Nation-State with a looming critical existential crisis that emerges from what I would term as “Pakistan Army’s mythical obsession of geopolitical and... View Article

  • FATF To Pakistan: Fall In Line Or Be Ready To Face Action

    July 20, 2019 12:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    It is most heartening to learn that in a clear, loud and unequivocal message, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has sought to send out a blunt message to Pakistan on the issue of curbing terror financing: Either fall in... View Article

  • Beijing’s CPEC Dilemma

    June 22, 2019 4:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Western media, quoting Pakistan military, had reported on May 12, 2019, that five people including a naval soldier were killed and six others were injured (including two army captains, two navy soldiers and two hotel employees) after gunmen stormed Pearl... View Article

  • Sri Lanka: Explosions in Colombo — Who could be the Perpetrators?

    April 28, 2019 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The explosions that took place in few churches across Sri Lanka as well as two popular hotels in Colombo on Easter Sunday were completely unexpected. The sudden developments came as a shock to Sri Lanka watchers. The Government has not... View Article

  • Bangladesh Polls on 30th December- the need to be seen to be credible

    December 28, 2018 12:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Election Commission of Bangladesh announced the schedule for the National Elections.  While the Polls will be held on 30th December, November 28th was fixed as the deadline for filing nomination papers.  Scrutiny of papers will be on 2nd December... View Article

  • Sri Lanka’s crisis of democracy

    December 14, 2018 11:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Through three decades of post-independence civil unrest, Sri Lanka operated as a flawed yet commendable democracy. But in the past month, the country’s politicians have unleashed a democratic crisis and become a laughing stock. On one occasion legislators engaged in... View Article