South Asia and Beyond

Won’t Quit, Says Pakistan PM Ahead Of No-Trust Vote

Pakistani PM Imran Khan, who is on a sticky wicket, addressed the nation live on national television on Thursday, saying “I would not resign but fight till the last ball just like I did when I played cricket for Pakistan”. The premier made it clear voting on the no-confidence motion tabled against him by the […]Read More

Sri Lanka’s Economic Triple Whammy: Indiscriminate Debt Over The Years, Covid & The Tourism Crisis

COLOMBO: An Excerpt from ‘The Gist‘, Direct From Colombo, with Nitin A. Gokhale, Founder and Editor-in-Chief StratNews Global and BharatShakti in conversation with Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. For the full discussion: website descriptor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDPqs9ALPug&t=905s Editor’s Note: StratNews Global regrets Intermittent audio ambience and lyp sync issues because of the local Sri Lankan network. Transcript: […]Read More

IMF Bailout, Debt Restructuring Only Way Out Of Economic Crisis: Sri Lanka Pres Gotabaya To StratNews

COLOMBO: On ‘The Gist‘, Direct From Colombo, Nitin A. Gokhale, Founder and Editor-in-Chief StratNews Global and BharatShakti in conversation with Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Skyrocketing inflation, weak government finances, ill-timed tax cuts and the Covid-19 pandemic, which hurt the important revenue-generating tourism industry and foreign remittances, have wreaked havoc on the Sri Lankan economy […]Read More

Repression Of Uyghurs And Chinese Doublespeak

NEW DELHI: The irony is stark, the doublespeak deafening. The foreign minister of China that has been called out globally for state-sponsored repression against Uyghurs, a Muslim minority in Xinjiang, attends a conference of the biggest bloc of Muslim majority countries as the chief guest. The invite meant that the Muslim world is happy to […]Read More