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‘Don’t Tell Me, Show Me, Prove It; Afghan Government Mistrust

NEW DELHI: “The Taliban is moving against major strategic provinces in the north…giving it the upper hand..so that no security force recruitment can take place, but they’re also cutting out future opposition,” Bilal Sarwary, one of Afghanistan’s best journalists tells StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. On Pakistan he says, “mistrust is only growing. […]Read More

‘Cyberspace Has Moved To Centrestage Of Global Security, Underpins Military

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point’, Dr Greg Austin, Senior Fellow, Cyber, Space & Future Conflict, The International Institute for Strategic Studies(IISS), Professor, Cyber Security, Strategy & Diplomacy, University of New South Wales and Author, ‘Cybersecurity in China’ and Kazim Rizvi, Public-policy Entrepreneur, Founding Director, The Dialogue and Founding Partner, DeepStrat are in conversation with StratNews […]Read More

Xideology: ‘How Far You Go In The CCP Also Depends

NEW DELHI: As the Chinese Communist Party turns 100, it’s as much an occasion for celebration as also for introspection. It boasts a membership of over a 100 million but that has also led to a dilution in the party’s values. Xi Jinping is trying to control membership to stop dilution of the core ideology […]Read More

China Fuels Fresh LAC Tension

NEW DELHI: If the continuing standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh wasn’t bad enough, aggressor China is now blaming India for what it calls aggressive posturing. The Chinese foreign ministry has again asked for the border dispute not to be linked to the overall bilateral ties, something that India doesn’t […]Read More

National Security Agendas In The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist’, Raffaello Pantucci, Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore and Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, London discusses the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the in-person meeting of the secretaries of the security councils of the eight member states in Dushanbe. India’s […]Read More

Taliban Has Its Own Reasons To Talk To India’, Will

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation this week in Doha with intra-Afghan peace talks not making much movement. Over the last two months, the government has also lost 30 districts to the Taliban, which is about 8 percent of the country. After his […]Read More

Khalilzad Pitched ‘Participatory Govt’ To Afghan Leaders: Sources

NEW DELHI: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad reportedly discussed the formation of a participatory government in Afghanistan during his recent meetings with the Afghan political leaders in Kabul, including President Ashraf Ghani, sources familiar with the Afghan peace process said on Tuesday. Sources close to former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Abdullah […]Read More

Deadlines Squeezed, Ladakh Infrastructure Gets A Boost

HIMACHAL PRADESH & LADAKH: Chinese aggression on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh has compressed longer timelines that Indian military planners were working on to secure Ladakh by building infrastructure for dual use—civilian as well as military—in the high altitude areas. Roads, bridges and tunnels that were planned to be completed by 2025 […]Read More