South Asia and Beyond
Amitabh P. Revi

Amitabh P. Revi

Russian language speaker and conflict journalist. Amitabh Revi has been there, done that—from the battlefields of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to sublime Russia, Australia and the United States. Along the way he's picked up the Dag Hammarskjöld Distinguished Journalist Fellowship, the Ramnath Goenka award for coverage of the Iraq War and RT's Khaled Alkhateb Award for his reporting from Palmyra, Syria.

U.S. Will Build On Quad, Work With Partners To Constrain

NEW DELHI: “The U.S. will continue to build on the Quad which links us to Japan, Australia and India to constrain China,” Ralph A. Cossa, President Emeritus, Pacific Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii says on President Joe Biden’s first foreign policy speech. At the State Department, Biden signalled aggressive approaches to China and Russia, declaring, “We’ll […]Read More

Taliban Dodging Talks, Needs To Stop Killings, Fulfil Deal: Afghan

NEW DELHI: “The million dollar question is does the Taliban accept, endorse and acknowledge a totally different Afghanistan to what they left it as,” Tahir Qadiry, Afghanistan’s Chargé D’Affaires(CDA) in India asks, adding, “hopes are quite high, that the new Biden administration will take everything into consideration in the review of the agreement between the […]Read More

World Knows India’s Corona Capabilities, ‘Developed’ Nations Not As Able:

NEW DELHI: “Global institutions were under severe stress even before COVID, some were ineffectual, some ineffective. You can call it a comorbidity,” says Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to the G-20 and G-7, adding, now during the pandemic “we’re facing a critical, unprecedented situation”. The world “needs strong institutions and strong leadership, which is also participative,” […]Read More

India Needs To Protect Cyber Sovereignty Like Its Defending Border

NEW DELHI: “The digital landscape is growing very, very fast. Like the traditional domains we are used to protecting—borders, skies and seas—protecting this landscape takes a lot of effort. Just like protecting the body you need to deal with viruses. Countries need to understand where the threat is, they need to understand how serious the […]Read More

CCP Turning Up The Heat, Giving Biden Nothing To Work

NEW DELHI: China’s Coast Guard law authorising the firing on foreign vessels and destruction of structures on features it claims is “poorly timed because the Chinese appeared to want a fresh start with President Joe Biden,” says Robert A. Manning, Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Centre, Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. “The law has received surprisingly little […]Read More

India Unlikely To Escape U.S. Sanctions Without Wider Waiver For

NEW DELHI: “We’re (India-U.S.) in a dangerous place right now (over the India-Russia S-400 air defence system deal). The good odds are that we’re going to end up in a bad place on this (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act-CAATSA) unless we end this game of chicken,” says Richard Rossow, Wadhwani Chair, U.S.-India Policy Studies, […]Read More

First Time U.S Has Said It Will Protect Taipei, Warned

NEW DELHI: The U.S. White House declassifying the Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific is “very important and significant since it was supposed to be classified for 30 years, says Taiwan Member of Parliament Wang Ting-yu. “It reveals a layered strategy clearly” and “warns China if it dares to do something stupid (forcibly unify Taiwan), the price will […]Read More

Tight Window To Impeach Trump, FBI Warns Of More Coordinated

NEW DELHI: Majority Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing through what is seen as a largely unworkable ultimatum to Vice President Mike Pence, demanding he invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. This is a curtain-raiser to an expected vote to impeach the President for the second time […]Read More

Expect CCP Military Aggression Post U.S. Lifting Curbs On Taiwan

NEW DELHI: “Definitely expect some form of Chinese military aggression to try and strike fear into Taiwanese society and remind the government they have not given up the option of using the military to force reunification,” says William Yang, a correspondent for several international media groups in Taiwan. Yang said the Taiwanese government has “expressed […]Read More