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China-Iran Strategic Accord: A Game Changer – III

M K Bhadrakumar l The China-Iran joint statement of last Saturday has made waves in the international media and among regional analysts from Israel to India. Israel...

China-Iran Strategic Accord: A Game Changer – II

M K Bhadrakumar l In an exclusive interview with Al-Arabiya last week, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi outlined Beijing’s approach to the West Asian...

Will China Become Sole Superpower?

China is an empire in the modern sense — a nation strengthened (but also held hostage) by its long supply chains, compelled to ever greater...

Afghanistan: A New Theater for Sino-US Cold War

M K Bhadrakumar l The “hidden agenda” of the war on terror in Afghanistan has been an open secret. The first inkling of its geopolitical...

Pakistan: An Equalizer in Indian Ocean’s Strategic Competition

Abid Latif Sindhu l Bits of broken pottery are usually found ashore at many places all along the littoral states of Indian Ocean. This depicts...

China’s ‘Strategic Investments’ in Europe

The European Union will remain open to Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the coming years, but will limit China’s access to strategic sectors...

Indian Ocean is not India’s Ocean

The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones sailing past Lakshadweep Islands April 7 has thrown India’s Sinophobes into confusion. One leading daily noted it...

US: A Net Security-Provider in GCC?

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will likely seek alternative arms suppliers if the administration of US President Joe Biden follows through on...

How Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Deal affects China’s Future Plans in South Caucasus?

Yunis Sharifli l On September 27, 2020, the command of the Azerbaijani Army launched a counter-offensive to prevent the combat activity of the Armenian armed...

5 August 2019: A Defining Moment In India-China Relations

Andrew Korybko | Most observers at the time regarded India's de-facto annexation of Jammu & Kashmir on 5 August 2019 as being a defining moment...

Is it Time for Indo-Pakistan Peace Talks?

Asif Haroon Raja l Praveen Swami in his apparently innocent and well-meaning article titled ‘The Time might have come for India and Pakistan to talk’...

A Legal Voyage through Troubled Waters of South China Sea

“Whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world; and consequently, the world...

U.S-China Trade War and its Impact on Belt & Road Initiative

Fazal Gilani l A conflict theory suggested by Karl Marx mainly focuses on competition between two powerful groups on economic and social views. These groups...

China’s ‘Silk Road of Health’

M K Bhadrakumar l A virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal on July 27 becomes the third vector of...

The Changing Balance of Power in South Asia

Rana Danish Nisar l The South Asian balance of power is in transition due to the changing contours of US policy in South Asia and...

Xi Jinping’s Rule Over China: A Blatant Display of Controlocracy

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Axiomatically, China, under Xi Jinping has, politically, socially and economically undergone a colossal metamorphosis. Xi in order to cement and...

Rise of the East in a New Clash of Civilizations

Saad Rasool l The rise of China, and the consequent loss of global American influence, has the potential to be a moment of tremendous significance...

Wolf Warriors: A Brand New Force of Chinese Diplomats

Syed Abdul Rasool l China has made a tectonic shift to its decades old foreign policy. It has, under the caption of “Wolf Warrior diplomacy”,...

China and Russia: ‘Dragons in the Fog’

M K Bhadrakumar l China President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation today with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Beijing will “continue to work” with...

China, Iran, Russia: Foreign Threats to 2020 US Elections

M K Bhadrakumar l The statement by the Director of the United States National Counterintelligence and Security Center William Evanina on August 7 giving an “unclassified overview...

CPEC: Pakistan’s Path to Progress

Sabah Aslam l It has been almost six years now, since CPEC was first conceived and approximately four years since the mega project became a...

India should not Worry about ‘Two Front War’

M K Bhadrakumar l The border tensions between India and China are accentuating a malaise among Indian analysts — their tunnel vision.  Every word that slips...

U.S. Sends Carriers to South China Sea During Chinese Drills

News Desk l China and the United States have accused each other of stoking tension in the strategic waterway of South China Sea at a...

Why has US Deployed Three Carrier Groups Close to China?

For the first time in three years, the US Navy has mobilized three aircraft carrier strike groups to the Pacific as a part of...

Is China Conspiring to Create a Two-Front War for India?

M K Bhadrakumar l The Indian analysts have been comparing the military build-up in the India-China border in eastern Ladakh to the Doklam standoff in...

Distinctiveness of Ladakh Standoff

Ahsan Hamid Durrani l The standoff between Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh/ Aksai Chin region continues....

Sticks, Stones and Death in Galwan Valley

Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control. ...

Who has Tactical & Strategic Edge in Ladakh Standoff?

Ahsan Hamid Durrani l The standoff between Indian and Chinese armies along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh/ Aksai Chin region continues....

Indo-Pakistan & Indo-China Flare-Up – I

Asif Haroon Raja l India and Pakistan became independent countries in 1947 but India till to-date has not reconciled to Pakistan’s existence. Kashmir which was...

Will there be a New War in Asia?

A major military conflict is brewing at the heart of Asia. It could come to nothing, or it could affect four countries. It all...

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