South Asia and Beyond

A Guide To Contemporary China

Techie Becomes Overnight Hero A Chinese tech programmer has become an overnight “hero” for speaking out against the tech industry’s long working hours. The 25-year-old employee at tech giant Tencent, slammed the bosses for applauding overtime culture in their department’s annual review, saying extended hours spent at work shouldn’t be seen as an honourable deed. […]Read More

India’s Renewed Central-Asia Focus, China’s Economic Influence & Russia’s Security

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point’, Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, India’s Former Permanent Representative to the UN, Ex-Envoy to Kazakhstan and the diplomat who opened India’s Uzbek, Tajik, & Turkmen Missions and Ambassador Phunchok Stobdan, India’s Former Envoy to Kyrgyzstan, Ex-Joint Director in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and Author of the ‘The Great Game in […]Read More

The Coming Transformation In India’s Digital Commerce

NEW DELHI: Many of you are probably using the UPI, United Payments Interface that has transformed digital payments, making it fast, efficient. That in turn has seen the government making payments directly to farmers, to those below the poverty line and others. Now a new revolution is in the making: it’s called Open Network for […]Read More

U.S.-Russia Tension Over Ukraine And The Potential Fallout For India

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist’, Dr Tanvi Madan, Senior Fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy Programme and Director of The India Project at the Brookings Institution and author of the book ‘Fateful Triangle: How China Shaped U.S.-India Relations during the Cold War’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor […]Read More

Yemen’s Civil War

NEW DELHI: On January 17, two Indians and a Pakistani were killed in a massive explosion in Abu Dhabi. The blast is believed to have been the result of a ‘drone attack’ by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. This attack on the capital of UAE has once again drawn the spotlight to a conflict that has been […]Read More

Behind All The Sound And Fury Over Ukraine …

NEW DELHI: StratNewsGlobal spoke to P S Raghavan, former ambassador to Russia and ex-chairman of the National Security Advisory Board, on US and Russia sabre rattling over Ukraine and whether that would lead to war. India has vital stakes in a peaceful resolution as that would enable it to develop strategic ties with all players […]Read More

India, The World’s ‘Peacekeeper’

NEW DELHI: On the request of the United Nations, India will send in more troops for peacekeeping in the restive region of Abyei in Africa. Ever since India first contributed to UN peacekeeping operations in 1950, it has taken part in 51 of 71 such missions. Some Indians have commanded multinational peace efforts under the […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Gearing Up For Military Recruitment Military recruitment for the first half of 2022 will start on Feb. 15 and end on March 31, according to the Central Military Commission. Recruitment for the second half of the year will run from August. 15 to September 30. Starting last year, China’s military extended conscription from once a […]Read More

‘India Cannot Trust Pak Or China, Should Not Vacate Saltoro

NEW DELHI: Not a single shot has been fired on the Siachen Glacier after India took control of it through ‘Operation Meghdoot’ in 1984 by foiling Pakistani designs. Recently, responding to a question on whether the glacier can be demilitarised, Army chief General MM Naravane said India wasn’t averse to the idea but the precondition […]Read More

China, North Korea, Russia-Ukraine, Security Top Of Japan-U.S. Talks

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Former Special Advisor to Ex-Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s Cabinet and Professor, international political economy and Japan’s strategic diplomacy at Keio University and Robert A. Manning, Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Centre for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council of the United States, Former Director, Energy and regional affairs, […]Read More