South Asia and Beyond

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

Lessons From Iraq, Afghanistan: Why The U.S. Got It So

NEW DELHI: Despite its military might and cutting-edge technology, why did the United States suffer huge reverses in the wars it launched in Iraq and Afghanistan? Was it faulty planning, poor strategy or just plain refusal to adapt to changes on the ground? Retired U.S. Army colonel Christopher D. Kolenda, the first American to have […]Read More

Ordnance Reform: Biting The Bullet

NEW DELHI: Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated seven new defence PSUs to the nation, created out of the 41 ordnance factories that were a drag on the defence budget. Proposals to corporatize the ordnance factories had been doing the rounds for over a decade but in 2019 the Centre decided to go […]Read More

COP26: Towards A Climate Of Hope

NEW DELHI: The 26th UN climate conference (COP26) opens in the Scottish city of Glasgow tomorrow. The idea is to speed up action to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, even better that as the globe is heating up faster than expected. With heads of state/government of various countries attending, here’s a lowdown […]Read More