South Asia and Beyond

How Army’s Discontent Against Suu Kyi Kept Piling Up

PUNE: Myanmar was to transition into a new phase of democracy on February 1, 2021. The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) returned to parliament after winning the second election in a country with a long history of military rule. The victory was a signal that Myanmar was firming up the institutions of democracy and […]Read More

Iran-China Deal: Why India Needs To Watch Out

PUNE: There is an old Chinese board game called ‘Go’, which the Chinese prefer to chess. The objective of the game is to capture as much territory on the board as possible. The game can last for hours or even days, and patience is the key. The player with the most territory is the winner. […]Read More

Nagorno-Karabakh: How Technology & Tactics Turned The Tide In Favour

PUNE: There are very few modern-day wars that have ended decisively. The shining example of one which did is the 1971 Indo-Pak war for the liberation of Bangladesh. The Azerbaijan and Armenia conflict for the independent region of Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) has now become the second example of a decisive war. Last week, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict […]Read More

The Strategic Implications Of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

PUNE: How does one analyse an international conflict in which the world seems to lose its rationality, traditional alliances, and relationships? India too finds itself on the horns of this dilemma in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which is essentially a fight between Azerbaijan and Armenia. That is the story of the conflict in which most countries […]Read More

‘Xi Jinping May Have Reached A Point Of No Return’

PUNE: ‘Crisis in Command’ is a famous book written by Richard Gabriel, a U.S. army soldier, who in 1978 argued that the U.S. Army was unfit to fight a war, weakened by its officer corps that had abandoned honour and integrity for self-interest. Forty years later, the title seems more apt for the Chinese leadership, […]Read More