South Asia and Beyond

China, Bhutan Deal To Speed Up Border Negotiations: The Back

NEW DELHI: China and Bhutan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a Three-Step Roadmap for expediting boundary negotiations. The MoU was signed virtually today by Bhutan’s Foreign Minister Lyonpo Tandi Dorji and China’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Wu Jianghao. Boundary negotiations began in 1984; the two sides have held 24 rounds of talks […]Read More

‘Pakistani Deep State As An Arsonist Disguised As A Fire-fighter’

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, S.P.Vaid, Former Director General of Police, J&K in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Pakistan sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba and its The Resistance Front (TRF) backed terrorists have claimed responsibility for the recent targeting of civi lians, especially of hindus and a sikh in Kashmir. Former DGP Vaid analyses […]Read More

Along the China Frontier in the East: A Reporter’s Journal

NEW DELHI: A week-long adventure, a rare opportunity to understand Indian military’s preparations in the Eastern Arunachal sector. Part II of Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale’s tour with colleagues Rohit Pandita and Shaurya Lenka gives a glimpse of many positive changes that they witnessed, courtesy the Indian Army and the Air Force.Read More

Import of CIA’s Renewed China Focus

NEW DELHI: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is redoing its sums on China, making certain organisational changes to enhance its capacity to monitor and anticipate Beijing’s policies. The goal is to ensure continued US dominance in key areas of technology including defence, energy and global health. In this conversation on StratNewsGlobal, Vikram Sood, former […]Read More

China Behaving Like A Drunk Muscle-Guy Smoking Near A Gas

NEW DELHI: Wang Ting-yu, Member of Taiwan’s Parliament and member of the Legislative Foreign Affairs & National Defence Committee in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. “Taiwan, like India, will not accept Xi Jinping’s agenda,” the MP says. On a record number of PLAAF intrusions ahead of Taiwan’s 10/10 National Day, he […]Read More

Why Mass Migration Is A Given Parag Khanna In Conversation

NEW DELHI: Why do people move, migrate across the globe? For centuries, they have done it for trade, stability, and better prospects. But in the 21st century, climate change, pandemics, and technology disruptions are forcing a new wave of migration across the world. In his latest book, Move, acclaimed author and global strategy adviser Parag […]Read More

Ladakh Deadlock: What Happens Now?

NEW DELHI: One word appears to sum up the India China situation on the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh: Deadlock! With talks between the corps commanders of the two sides having collapsed on Sunday, where do we go from here? It is not even clear whether talks on this issue will resume any time […]Read More

Talks Fail As China Doesn’t Agree to Resolve Remaining LAC

NEW DELHI: The 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China that took place on Sunday has collapsed. India says China did not agree to constructive suggestions to resolve the outstanding issues along the Line of Actual Control. Nor did it make any forward looking proposal. The Chinese PLA put out a statement, […]Read More