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.

Confront, Constrain, Cooperate Or Combine All Three?: Harvard Professor Tony

NEW DELHI: The U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission (USCC), a bipartisan body created by the American Congress has submitted its 2020 Annual Report and policy recommendations. In Chapter 3, the report says, “Some evidence suggested the Chinese government had planned the (Galwan) incident, potentially including the possibility for fatalities.” Under key findings in the same […]Read More

‘Biden Has To Increase Risk Appetite With Xi Jinping, Be

NEW DELHI: “I expect the Biden administration to uphold the Trump administration’s precedent with regard to arms sales to Taiwan,” says Charlie Lyons Jones at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in Canberra, adding, “it would be really helpful for bolstering deterrence in the Taiwan Strait.” The Trump administration notified Congress of military deals to […]Read More

Ethiopia-Tigray War: “Ethnic Genie Out Of The Bottle, UAE Can

NEW DELHI: Why is 2019 Nobel peace laureate Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed conducting a ‘war’ on the country’s Tigray region? Theodore Murphy, Director of the Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations, explains the genesis of what PM Abiy describes as a ‘campaign to uphold the rule of law’, the “explosion of […]Read More

One Step Forward Two Back For Saudis, But Achievement For

NEW DELHI: Was there a secret Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that was outed by Israeli media? The Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud may have denied it in a tweet, but Netanyahu himself hasn’t, saying, “I […]Read More

Russia’s Sudan Port Deal Can Add More Meat On Skeleton

NEW DELHI: Russia’s 25-year deal for a Sudanese port on the Red Sea is a “great place to give historic ties with India a little more meat on the skeleton,” says Maxim A. Suchkov, Senior Fellow and Associate Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University). This week, Russia announced an agreement to […]Read More

“Biden Knows Taliban, Al Qaeda Safe Havens Should Be Shut

NEW DELHI: The Trump administration announcing U.S. troop cut in Afghanistan to 2,500 by January 15, 2021 was “expected” and ” Afghan security forces have been preparing, carrying out more than 95 per cent of all counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics operations, since 2014,” says M. Ashraf Haidari, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka. President-elect Joe Biden and […]Read More

‘Taboo Subject Of Thai Monarchy Now In The Open, Protesters

NEW DELHI: In Thailand, “the momentum of protests has been sustained since July,” and “concurrent outside Bangkok” despite Covid-19 or “few signs of compromise from the Government” but those demanding pro-democracy and monarchical reform “know it’s a long-term game,” says Tan Hui Yee, Indochina Bureau Chief of ‘The Straits Times’. Students as young as 14 […]Read More