South Asia and Beyond

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

Bank Accounts Frozen, Protesting Customers Beaten In China

Hundreds of bank customers in central China were beaten and dispersed by plainclothes policemen, in the presence of uniformed officers, for protesting the freezing of their accounts in a regional bank that hadn’t provided a credible explanation for disallowing them to access their funds. One of the protesters told The Epoch Times they originally gathered […]Read More

After Steep Fuel Hike, Rs 28 Bn Pak Relief Package

After the Pakistani government removed fuel subsidies and increased the price of petrol by Rs 30, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced a package of Rs 28 billion to provide relief to the poor from rising prices. As part of the package, 13 million poor families across the country will get Rs 2,000 each, Sharif […]Read More

Ended Long March To Avoid Bloodshed: Imran

A day after his ‘long march’ was cut short, sparking reports of a deal, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan presented his side of the story. “Our workers asked why we did not stage a sit-in. I am the man who staged a sit-in for 126 days. It was not difficult for me but by […]Read More

China Threat: ‘Firm Establishment Of Quad’ In ‘Most Productive Summit’;

NEW DELHI: On #TalkingPoint, in Tokyo, Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, Former Special Advisor to Ex-Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s Cabinet, Professor on International political economy and Japan’s strategic diplomacy, Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management, Senior Fellow, GRIPS Alliance and in Washington, D.C., Seema Sirohi, Columnist, The Economic Times in discussion with StratNews Global […]Read More

India Was, Is An Important Stakeholder In Afghanistan: NSA Doval

NEW DELHI: The special relationship that India has had with the people of Afghanistan over centuries will guide India’s approach; nothing can change this. With these words National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval underlined India’s policy and approach towards Afghanistan. And to dispel any doubts, Doval drove home the point: “India was and is an […]Read More

India & UN Peacekeeping Operations In Congo

NEW DELHI: Indian troops were among the peacekeepers that repulsed an attack by an armed group on positions of the Congolese army and the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week. The UN Security Council has condemned the ‘deliberate attack targeting peacekeepers’ by Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) in the […]Read More