South Asia and Beyond

A Guide To Contemporary China

Emojis In Lawsuits Emojis and stickers used in online chats can be held against you in a lawsuit. China’s courts have logged 158 lawsuits that recognized emojis and other online expressions as evidence in the past five years. Search results from a national database have shown cases rising from just eight in 2018 to 61 […]Read More

“India Natural Leader Of The Indo-Pacific Region. Australia Excited By

NEW DELHI: On #TalkingPoint, High Commissioner Barry O’Farrell, Australia’s Envoy to India in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. After the change in government in Australia, High Commissioner Barry O’Farrell points out there “couldn’t have been a better first visit to India than that of Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard […]Read More

“‘Technical’ Mission Logical Step; Visas, Consular Services, Channels To Opposition

New Delhi: On #TheGist, Ambassador Gautam Mukhopadhaya, India’s Former Envoy to Afghanistan in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ambassador Mukhopadhaya, who also went to Kabul as Liaison Officer and re-opened the Indian Embassy in Kabul in November 2001 as Charge d’Affaires after the ouster of the Taliban in November 2001 outlines […]Read More

Terrorism- Pakistan’s Proxy War In Jammu And Kashmir

Earlier this week, the Pakistani media reported that Sajid Mir, the main handler of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed over 160 people, had been detained, tried and jailed for eight years by an ‘anti-terrorism court’ for terror financing. The entire process was hush-hush and comes as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that […]Read More

G-7 Summit: More Pressure On Russia, BRI Rival Plans &

NEW DELHI: On #TheGist, Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, Former Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ambassador Wadhwa discusses India’s participation and role at the highest level at the G7 Summit in Germany closely following the BRICS, Quad and Nordic Summits this year, the G7 extending support […]Read More

Myanmar Junta Troops Take Villagers Hostage

Nearly 50 civilians have been detained as hostages during a nighttime junta raid in Sagaing region. Around 70 junta soldiers arrived in two vehicles and fired shells on Baoh village in Khin-U Township on Thursday morning, according to the Narapati Guerrilla Revolution Force. Villagers were asleep and could not flee and most of the hostages […]Read More

Journalist Abducted From Karachi Home, Says Family

Karachi-based social activist and journalist Arsalan Khan is missing. His family claims “unknown persons abducted him” from his residence in the early hours of Friday. Arsalan, who is active on social media especially on Twitter, has worked with different media organisations over the years. One of his friends told The Express Tribune that during the […]Read More

Some Chinese Cities Ease Covid-Testing Protocols

Some Chinese cities have either scrapped or relaxed their Covid-19 testing mandates after China emerged from its worst regional outbreaks, with officials told not to cause too much disruption to people’s lives while staying vigilant about the virus. China, whose economy has been hit hard by Covid restrictions during March to May, including a lockdown […]Read More