South Asia and Beyond


Why China Is Playing Hardball In Ladakh

NEW DELHI: The 13th round of talks between the Corps commanders of India and China didn’t go as China watchers would have expected. India says it put forth constructive suggestions for resolving the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh but China neither agreed to them nor put forth any forward-looking proposals. In this episode of […]Read More

‘Pakistani Deep State As An Arsonist Disguised As A Fire-fighter’

NEW DELHI: On ‘The Gist‘, S.P.Vaid, Former Director General of Police, J&K in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Pakistan sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba and its The Resistance Front (TRF) backed terrorists have claimed responsibility for the recent targeting of civi lians, especially of hindus and a sikh in Kashmir. Former DGP Vaid analyses […]Read More

Along the China Frontier in the East: A Reporter’s Journal

NEW DELHI: A week-long adventure, a rare opportunity to understand Indian military’s preparations in the Eastern Arunachal sector. Part II of Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale’s tour with colleagues Rohit Pandita and Shaurya Lenka gives a glimpse of many positive changes that they witnessed, courtesy the Indian Army and the Air Force.Read More

Import of CIA’s Renewed China Focus

NEW DELHI: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is redoing its sums on China, making certain organisational changes to enhance its capacity to monitor and anticipate Beijing’s policies. The goal is to ensure continued US dominance in key areas of technology including defence, energy and global health. In this conversation on StratNewsGlobal, Vikram Sood, former […]Read More

China Behaving Like A Drunk Muscle-Guy Smoking Near A Gas

NEW DELHI: Wang Ting-yu, Member of Taiwan’s Parliament and member of the Legislative Foreign Affairs & National Defence Committee in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. “Taiwan, like India, will not accept Xi Jinping’s agenda,” the MP says. On a record number of PLAAF intrusions ahead of Taiwan’s 10/10 National Day, he […]Read More

Why Mass Migration Is A Given Parag Khanna In Conversation

NEW DELHI: Why do people move, migrate across the globe? For centuries, they have done it for trade, stability, and better prospects. But in the 21st century, climate change, pandemics, and technology disruptions are forcing a new wave of migration across the world. In his latest book, Move, acclaimed author and global strategy adviser Parag […]Read More

Ladakh Deadlock: What Happens Now?

NEW DELHI: One word appears to sum up the India China situation on the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh: Deadlock! With talks between the corps commanders of the two sides having collapsed on Sunday, where do we go from here? It is not even clear whether talks on this issue will resume any time […]Read More

Talks Fail As China Doesn’t Agree to Resolve Remaining LAC

NEW DELHI: The 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China that took place on Sunday has collapsed. India says China did not agree to constructive suggestions to resolve the outstanding issues along the Line of Actual Control. Nor did it make any forward looking proposal. The Chinese PLA put out a statement, […]Read More

East Of The North-East: A Journey To Eastern Arunachal

NEW DELHI: Two weeks after our trip to Eastern Arunachal Pradesh, tonight Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale decided to take questions and answer queries live from our viewers on the highlights of the trip and his impressions about the changed circumstances in the area and why one should feel confident about India’s military preparedness in the […]Read More