Commentaries & Articles
भारत-चीन में तनाव : क्या चीन ने भारी भूल कर दी?
चीन ने भारत के लद्दाख में सैन्य मुठभेड़ कर भारी भूल कर दी है। उसने अपनी दादागीरी दिखाने की रणनीति के किसी झांसे में भारत के न आने और उसका मुंहतोड़ जवाब देने की भारत की क्षमता को कम कर आंका है। उसे तो डोकलाम में ही यह चेतावनी मिल गई थी कि सैन्य ताकत के दम पर भारतीय भू-भाग पर दखल जमाने का उसका कोई भी कुत्सित प्रयास निर्विरोध नहीं रहेगा। लगता है कि उस भारतीय प्रतिघात ने चीनी नेताओं को लद्दाख में भारत को झटका देने तथा इस बहाने अपनी खोई हुई राजनीतिक, सैन्य और मनोवैज्ञानिक आधार के लिए उकसाया होगा।
Readying Up the Fourth Dimension, Quietly: A Status Report
Last year in April and June respectively, it was reported in the media that the Government has taken two important decisions related to space domain. If this is true, the same will have far reaching strategic importance for the nation. This article flags the importance of the above decisions and follows the trail of activities in the aftermath of the same. In doing that, it brings the reader up to date on the current status and presents some reflections for the future. Revisiting the Twin Decisions Defence Space Agency (DSA)
Local Perception of China's Growing Role in Central Asia
China's relation with its Central Asian neighbours has been complicated. Even though Beijing maintains good relations with most Central Asian governments, rising anti-Chinese sentiments among the local populace have proved challenging for its ambitions in the region.
Why China is an Economic Landmine
‘And China has deep pockets’ is a guaranteed statement one gets to hear in every seminar or discussion on China. But despite its moneyed and lucrative hues, many questions arise. How is China an economic behemoth, when economists and Chinese policy makers often acknowledge the questionable health of the Chinese economy? How did China grow into the world’s largest trading nation when its market economy status is challenged in the World Trade Organization? How did China despite its unilateralism keep the economic and security domains separate in most of its bilateral and regional relations?
Myanmar Round Up: September 2020
Myanmar entered a second wave of COVID-19 as the active cases reported as on 30 September 2020 are 12,427, and deaths reported are 284. The outbreak intensified since mid-August, and the maximum cases are reported from Yangon, Mandalay and Rakhine states. The lockdown measures were re-imposed to control the spread of COVID-19, such as, travel ban out of Yangon and restricting all domestic flights until 01 October.
अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति चुनाव
रिपब्लिकन और डेमोक्रेटिक की भिन्न रीतियां उनके दलों के दर्शन और अमेरिका में राष्ट्रपति पद के चुनाव में उतरे दोनों उम्मीदवारों के परस्पर विरोधी व्यक्तित्वों में झलकती हैं। अमेरिका के मौजूदा राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप चुनाव में जहां राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा कानून और व्यवस्था तथा करों की निम्न दरों पर जोर देते हैं; वही उनके प्रतिद्वंदी उम्मीदवार जोए बाइडेन का आग्रह सामाजिक न्याय, नस्लीय समानता और चिकित्सकीय देखभाल का रहता है। ट्रंप जहां चीन पर जमकर हमलावर रहते हैं जबकि बाइडेन उस देश के बारे में एक सरसरी टिप्पणी भर करते हैं। इस तरह, बाइडेन एक मध्यम मार्ग का अनुसरण करते दिखते हैं तो यह एक तरह से राष्ट्रपति
US-China: Moving Towards War or Cut-Throat Competition?
Abstract This paper explores the realm of the brewing competition between the US and China, which can easily escalate to military confrontation. India has been forced to make choices away from its long-held belief in hedging and non-alliance. Within the explored areas of competition i.e. high-tech, trade, geopolitics and military prowess, are pointers for India in where to invest and where to get off the dead horse. Xi and CCP may have indulged in some fatal miscalculation, especially in respect of the “will to contest” of India and the US. Introduction
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