South Asia and Beyond

“PRICS Front Against India Is A Fanciful Dream, Pakistan Only

NEW DELHI: An Excerpt from ‘The Gist‘, with Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Watch the full conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w0T-Ripaoo&t=443s Transcript: APR: In terms of Russia and China, whether it was coincident or not the then Prime Minister Imran Khan, now he’s […]Read More

India-Australia ECTA Trade Deal: “One Of Biggest Economic Doors There

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Amitabh Mattoo, Professor, CIPOD, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Honorary Professor, University of Melbourne, Founding Director, Australia India Institute, Ex-Member of India’s National Security Advisory Board and Natasha Jha Bhaskar, General Manager, Newland Global Group in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The panel discusses the inking of […]Read More

Chinese Student Expelled For Opposing Anti-Covid Measures

A post-graduate student of Ludong University in China’s Shandong Province has been expelled after he opposed campus lockdown and frequent Covid-19 tests for students. Last month, Sun Jian protested on campus by putting up a banner that asked for the lockdown to be lifted. In December last year, in an ‘open letter to leaders of […]Read More

Myanmar Central Bank Vice-Governor Shot At Home

The vice-governor of the junta-controlled Central Bank of Myanmar, Daw Than Than Swe, was shot at her house in Yangon’s Bahan Township on Thursday, becoming the highest-ranking regime official so far to be attacked. Conflicting reports have emerged over whether she survived the attack. A member of an anti-regime guerrilla group in Yangon claimed responsibility […]Read More

Chinese Doctors Killed Prisoners For Organs: Study

Chinese doctors at state-run hospitals executed prisoners to keep the highly profitable organ transplant industry going, a new research has found. A study published in the American Journal of Transplantation analysed nearly 125,000 medical papers from official Chinese databases between 1980 and 2020. The researchers found 71 publications where heart removal, without ascertaining that the […]Read More

Imran Stuck On ‘Last Ball’, Opposition Looks Ahead

Stung by the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate the National Assembly and his government, Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s first reaction came in the form of a tweet. “My message to our nation is I have always & will continue to fight for Pakistan till the last ball.” Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was more direct, saying […]Read More

“Interim Consensus For Pakistan PM Is Shehbaz Sharif, But Army

NEW DELHI: An Excerpt from ‘The Gist‘, with Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Watch the full conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w0T-Ripaoo&t=443s Transcript: APR: Who’s going to replace Imran Khan? Is Shehbaz the safest choice since he hasn’t really stepped on the army shoes […]Read More

Pak Top Court Restores National Assembly, No-Trust Vote On Saturday

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Deputy Speaker’s decision to dismiss the no-trust resolution against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly last week was unconstitutional. A 5-judge bench unanimously set aside the dissolution, restored the assembly (and Imran Khan’s government) while setting Saturday as the date for the vote on […]Read More

“The Guys Running The Pakistan Show Understand Getting Imran Back

NEW DELHI: An Excerpt from ‘The Gist‘, with Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Watch the full conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w0T-Ripaoo&t=443s Transcript: APR: You’ve written about two possible precedents that the Supreme Court could follow. SS: Yeah, broadly, actually, there are three and […]Read More