South Asia and Beyond

How The U.S. Sees China’s Military Power

NEW DELHI: The National Defense Strategy document unveiled earlier this year puts China as the most consequential and systemic challenge to U.S. national security and the free and open international system. Now, the Department of Defense’s annual report to the Congress says China’s strategy entails a determined effort to amass and harness all elements of its […]Read More

‘Pakistan’s Manipulation Of The Pashtuns Maybe Coming To An End’

NEW DELHI: The Pashtun ethnic faultline running through Pakistan has acquired a dangerous new dimension. Islamabad’s relations with the Taliban, a Pashtun force entrenched in Kabul since last year, has worsened with gun battles reported on their border. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan continues to attack the Pak army, exacting a grim toll and the Pashtun Tahaffuz […]Read More

Identity, Islam, Imran & India: Pakistan’s Long March To…?

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Sushant Sareen discusses General Syed Asim Munir, who takes over from General Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new Chief of the Pakistan Army on November 29, the implications of the Hafiz-e-quran General for […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

China Leads The World In Higher Education Enrolment Of Students China has established the world’s largest higher education system with more than 44.3 million students enrolled. The gross enrolment rate of higher education increased from 30 percent in 2012 to 57.8 percent in 2021, announced the Ministry of Education on Tuesday at a press conference […]Read More