South Asia and Beyond


Solih-Nasheed Friction, ‘India Military Out’ Campaign: What It Means For

NEW DELHI:  On ‘Talking Point‘, N. Sathiya Moorthy, Distinguished Fellow and Head, Chennai Initiative, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Dr Gulbin Sultana, Research Analyst with the South Asia Centre in the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The panel analyses former Maldives […]Read More

India Out Campaign Led By ‘Minority, Given Some Sort Of

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Abdulla Shahid, the Foreign Minister of Maldives and President-elect of the UN General Assembly in a comprehensive chat with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Threats and personal attacks in the ‘India Out’ campaign in the Maldives, he says, are being conducted by “a group in a minority that […]Read More

‘FDI In India Is Growing, Across Sectors And States’

NEW DELHI: Amid the pandemic induced gloom and doom about the Indian economy, Deepak Bagla is refreshingly different. In a frank chat on The Gist, the CEO and managing director of Invest India, the government agency charged with bringing foreign direct investment into the country, says there’s a lot of overseas interest in the India […]Read More

Afghanistan-Pakistan Ties Nosedive; ‘Taliban Has No Will For Peace’, Ghani

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, David Loyn, Former BBC Afghanistan and India Correspondent, Former Strategic Communications Adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Visiting Senior Fellow, War Studies Department, King’s College London and author of the forthcoming Book,’The Long War:The Inside Story of America and Afghanistan since 9/11′ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh […]Read More

‘World War II Told From An Indian Perspective’

NEW DELHI: Saving The World From Hitler is a handy little book of 119 pages, fast paced and easy to read with the focus on India’s role in World War II. The author R.Prasannan is Senior Coordinating Editor of The Week, a publication of the Malayala Manorama Group. In this chat on Books Corner, Prasannan […]Read More

When A Band Of Guerrillas Beat The World’s Most Powerful

NEW DELHI: As U.S. troops pull out of Afghanistan, bringing an end to a 20-year war they initiated, it reminds one about a similar American misadventure in Southeast Asia more than four decades ago. In both instances, the world’s most powerful army was pitted against smaller adversaries, yet was handed down humiliating defeats. In this […]Read More

‘We Shouldn’t Let Afghanistan Down’; India Also Calls Out China,

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Ambassador Asoke Mukerji, India’s Former Permanent Representative to the UN, who also opened India’s first Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan Embassies in 1992 and Niva Yau Tsz Yan, Resident Researcher, OSCE Academy in Bishkek in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The panel analyses the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) […]Read More

‘Political Disunity In Kabul Is Having A Dire Impact On

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Ali Yawar Adili, Country Director & Researcher, Afghanistan Analysts Network in Kabul in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. “Political logjams over appointments are just a case in point in terms of disunity and how it could affect the planning and mobilisation against the Taliban,” he says, […]Read More

Rajapaksa Brothers Consolidate Power In Sri Lanka: What It Means

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, Jamila Husain, Deputy Editor of the Daily Mirror in Sri Lanka in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Less than a week after Basil Rajapaksa, younger brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the finance minister, India’s High Commissioner Gopal […]Read More

Ethiopia vs Tigray: Between Shaky Ceasefire And Uncertain Peace

NEW DELHI: More questions than answers ever since the Ethiopian federal government in Addis Ababa ordered the withdrawal of its forces from the northern region of Tigray after nearly 10 months of bitter fighting and alleged atrocities committed by both sides. In this conversation on The Gist, Samuel Getachew, a journalist based in the Ethiopian […]Read More