South Asia and Beyond

A Guide To Contemporary China

Olympic Channel With the Winter Olympics just four months away, the China Media Group – the country’s largest broadcasting system – launched its Olympic Channel, known as CCTV-16, on October 25. The channel, the world’s first 4K ultra high-definition satellite TV sports channel, is the sole media platform licensed by the International Olympic Committee to […]Read More

Glasgow Conference: A Look Ahead

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point’, Dr. Sam Geall, CEO, China Dialogue Trust, Associate Fellow at the Environment & Society Programme, Chatham House, Associate Faculty at the Science Policy Research Unit and Dr Sandeep Pai, Senior Researcher at the Energy Security and Climate Change Programme, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Co-author, ‘Total Transition: The Human […]Read More

India Backs Global Net-Zero, Says Foreign Secretary Ahead Of COP26

NEW DELHI: Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla has made it clear that India would continue to make its concerns known to world leaders on cross-border terrorism at the upcoming G-20 summit. “Though the G-20 agenda will be an economic oriented agenda focusing primarily on corruption, money laundering and tax evasion, we will not fall short in […]Read More

India’s Startup & Unicorn Gains; ‘Exciting Times But Danger Of

NEW DELHI: Dr Bhaskar Chakravorti, the Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, the founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context and the author of the Amazon best-selling book,’The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World’, in conversation with StratNews […]Read More

Agni-5: Target China

NEW DELHI: The first user trial of Agni-5, India’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, has been successful. It comes amidst the Ladakh standoff; the missile has a range of over 5000 km, which means it can cover the whole of China. On ‘The Gist’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale is in conversation with Dr Avinash […]Read More

‘Uncertain Road Ahead For Sudan’s New Rulers’

NEW DELHI: It’s now 48 hours since the military coup in Sudan and it remains to be seen if the unrest in the streets gathers steam. For now, deposed prime minister Abdallah Hamdok has returned home, according to sources believed to be close to the military dispensation. But Gen. Abdal Fattah Burhan has warned that […]Read More

Sri Lanka, Maldives Cite Major Threats In Region, Laud India’s

NEW DELHI: Terrorism and the threat of radicalisation remain major threats to nations in the Indo-Pacific, Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Didi said at a virtual address during the Defence Conclave organised by BharatShakti web portal in Delhi. “Whether it has been the Christchurch attack, the Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka or the terror attack […]Read More

‘The New Border Law May Not Impact India And Bhutan

NEW DELHI: China’s new border management law was approved by the country’s parliament over the weekend. It apparently flows from President Xi Jinping’s thinking that strengthening borders with neighbours is essential to Beijing’s global ambitions. Prof Srikanth Kondapalli, who teaches and researches on China at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, spoke to StratNewsGlobal about the import […]Read More

Using Soft Power To Revitalise Bilateral Ties

NEW DELHI: Culture and civilizational connections can be leveraged to give a fresh impetus to bilateral relationships, as India has been doing with some of its neighbours. The inauguration of an international airport at Kushinagar, where Lord Buddha attained mahaparinirvana, is the latest example and an attempt to bolster the somewhat strained relationship with Sri […]Read More