South Asia and Beyond

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‘Xi Jinping Has Used Pandemic to consolidate Power’

NEW DELHI: Manoj Kewalramani has lived and worked in China and has a working knowledge of Mandarin. He leveraged that expertise and building on his research at the Takshashila Institution, has come out with his first book on China. With the pandemic as context, and relying on official China government documents, he analyses how the […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Law To ‘Protect’ Rights Of Military Authorities have approved a special law to protect the dignity and rights of military personnel. No organisation or individual may in any way slander or belittle the dignity of soldiers or defile the honours given to them. Those who infringe on the “reputation” and “honour” of martyrs shall be […]Read More

Andamans: Poised To Be India’s Springboard To Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: As geopolitics over the Indo-Pacific hots up, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands—India’s easternmost seaboard—find themselves in the midst of renewed focus and infrastructure development activities. Their location, close to the Malacca Straits, is a strategic asset as is their proximity to Indonesia and Thailand. In this episode of ‘The Gist’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

China launches digital yuan, challenges US$ China has introduced the “digital yuan”, making it the first currency to go virtual. It means the central bank will issue digital money to banks and thus onward to the common man. Users will have to download a digital wallet which generates a QR code which can then be […]Read More

‘Parrikar Knew The Stakes And The Risks But Was Never

NEW DELHI: Simple though not a simpleton! There could be many ways to describe the late Manohar Parrikar, former defence minister and chief minister of Goa, but author and journalist Nitin A. Gokhale has a particular preference for those words, given his close relationship with the man widely credited with transforming an inefficient, hidebound and […]Read More

Dhaka Diary

Packed Day 1 For PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a tight schedule on Friday, the day he arrived in Bangladesh on a two-day visit. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received him at the airport. His first stop was at the National War Memorial in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka. After placing a wreath […]Read More

Russia Asks Taliban To Enter Meaningful Talks, Reduce Violence

NEW DELHI: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called upon the Taliban to reduce violence and enter meaningful talks. The situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating and the violence has to stop as soon as possible, he said at a press conference with his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Haneef Atmar in Moscow on Friday. Lavrov said Moscow […]Read More

India-Pakistan: Renewed Attempt At Peace

NEW DELHI: The Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan have held talks over the hotline and both sides agreed to strictly observe all agreements, understandings and ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors. How did it come about? What are the possible implications of the move? StratNews Global […]Read More