South Asia and Beyond

Parallel Concerns Draw India And Russia Closer, But There are

NEW DELHI: Geographically, India and Russia are similarly placed vis a vis Afghanistan: they don’t share a border with it but nevertheless, feel affected by developments there. India because it is always concerned about Pakistan’s activities in that country that abet terrorism against India. Russia because it shares borders with three former Central Asian satellite […]Read More

Delhi Declaration Underscores Familiar Concerns About Afghanistan

New Delhi: Security czars of India, Russia, Iran and the five Central Asian states have ended their confabulations in Delhi.  The Delhi Declaration issued after their deliberations is a comprehensive though familiar document. It restated their concerns about Afghanistan, terrorism and extremism, drugs trafficking and the demand for an inclusive government in that country.  In […]Read More

Looking Beyond Article 370

NEW DELHI: It’s been more than two years since the Centre scrapped Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir and downgraded the state into two union territories. Recently, Home Minister Amit Shah visited J&K to take stock. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale explains the messaging […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Govt Notice Sees Rush At Supermarkets A recent notice from the Ministry of Commerce, calling on citizens to stock up on daily necessities has seen people rushing to supermarkets and grocery stores to stock up on rice, noodles, cooking oil, and other essentials, according to posts on social media platforms. One resident said he bought […]Read More

Crisis As A Blessing In Disguise: Whole-of-Govt Approach & Effect

New Delhi: On ‘Talking Point’, Colonel S. Dinny(Retd), Defence and Security Analyst, who served as Commanding Officer of the Pangong Tso Battalion and Nitin A. Gokhale, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of StratNews Global and Bharat Shakti in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The panel analyses building during crises in a whole-of-government approach, strategic signalling, military integration, […]Read More

G20 Minimum Corporate Tax: Will It Work?

NEW DELHI: Buried in paragraph 32 of the declaration issued at the end of the G20 Summit in Rome, is the reference to a minimum corporate tax of 15% on companies using tax havens to avoid paying their legitimate dues. The question is why this weighty announcement figured so low in the declaration? According to […]Read More

‘Panchamrit’: Significance And Implications of India’s Climate Action Vows

NEW DELHI:  On ‘The Gist‘, Swati D’souza, Research Lead for Climate Action at the National Foundation for India and co-editor, ‘The Next Stop: Natural Gas and India’s Journey to a Clean Energy Future’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Swati D’souza discusses the significance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Panchamrit’ announcement—made […]Read More