South Asia and Beyond

China Recalibrates Sweeping Pacific Island Security Pact; Why India Worries Beijing The Most

NEW DELHI: On #TheGist, from Miami, Florida, Cleo Paskal, Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ms Paskal discusses China Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s island-hopping blitz across Pacific Island Countries days after the Tokyo Quad Summit, visiting seven […]Read More

Global Food Crisis, Inflation Sparks Famine Fears

NEW DELHI: President Putin’s blockade of Ukraine’s sea ports has sparked off fears of a global food crisis. In a phone call last week with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Russian president made it clear that while Moscow was “ready to help find options for the unimpeded export of grain, […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Wedding Woes Shanghai’s severe Covid-19 lockdown restrictions spiked the plans of thousands of couples hoping to tie the knot on the country’s unofficial day dedicated to love. Most of the city’s Civil Affairs Bureau offices where marriages are registered were shut. Many couples across China pick “520” as their marriage registration date as its Chinese […]Read More

China, Russia Block UNSC Statement On Myanmar

China and Russia have blocked the UN Security Council from issuing a statement Friday expressing concern over the violence and serious humanitarian situation in Myanmar and “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation. The meeting behind closed doors was virtually briefed by Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak […]Read More