South Asia and Beyond

‘Just A Beginning By Kishida Government, Needs To Be Followed

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Former Special Advisor to Japan’s Ex-Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s Cabinet and Professor, International political economy and Japan’s strategic diplomacy at Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida took office in October. Last […]Read More

Stopping The CCP From Breaking The Pacific Island Chains

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist’, Cleo Paskal, Senior Non-Resident Fellow focusing on the Indo-Pacific region at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies(FDD) and an Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ms Paskal analyses the roots of unrest in the Solomon Islands in the “perceived […]Read More

How S-400 Systems Will Boost India’s Air Defence

NEW DELHI: India is yet to officially confirm it but Russia has begun delivery of S-400 air defence systems, as stated by a top Russian official, ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s visit to New Delhi next month. The United States isn’t too happy with India buying these high-end equipment from Russia but has not yet […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Patients Or Criminals? Hundreds of people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have become unexpected targets in China’s war on drugs. The country’s health system has made it extremely challenging for adults with the disorder to access vital medication. Many have turned to the black market as a result but that’s now putting them in […]Read More

Spotlight On China’s Enforced Disappearances, Coercion, Propaganda Machinery & 2022

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point’, Jennifer Zeng, Video Creator of the YouTube channel, ‘Inconvenient Truths’ and Author, ‘Witnessing History: One Woman’s Fight For Freedom and Falun Gong’ and Yaqiu Wang, Senior China Researcher at Human Rights Watch and China Commentator & Columnist in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The panellists discuss […]Read More

Recalling 1971: 50 Years Later

NEW DELHI: The 13-day war of liberation with Pakistan in 1971 was the Indian military’s finest hour but plenty of background work was done by India’s intelligence agencies, diplomats and political leadership to make sure the world understood India’s compulsions in taking kinetic action in support of the Bengali freedom struggle. While the alienation of […]Read More

‘The Haqqani Network Is The Key Player In Afghanistan’

NEW DELHI: It is widely acknowledged that the Taliban are in control in Kabul, but does somebody else or group control the Taliban? Jeff Smith, Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, argues that the terrorist Haqqani Network has strong influence over the Taliban because its leader Sirajuddin Haqqani is deputy emir of the Taliban and […]Read More

‘New Beginnings In The India-U.S. Trade Partnership’

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Dr. Mukesh Aghi, the President & CEO of the U.S.- India Strategic Partnership Forum in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Dr Aghi discusses the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai’s meetings with Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in Delhi, what the revival of the Trade […]Read More

‘Cryptocurrencies Are A Disaster, Should Not Be Allowed’

NEW DELHI: El Salvador’s president has announced plans to build a ‘Bitcoin City’ at the base of a volcano. This is despite warnings that little or nothing is known about bitcoin including who’s behind it. For this and other reasons, India is moving to regulate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Dogecoins and others. A bill could be […]Read More