North Korea Blinks: Is it Real or a Ploy to Minimise Sanctions?

Asthana Writes

Sharing my article published in the Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Vol. CXLVIII, No. 611, January-March 2018.

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The published article gives the detailed analysis of the events which followed subsequently, including cancellation of talks between South and North Korea, some war of words, symbolic dismantling of nuclear site, up to cancellation of proposed Summit in Singapore between President Trump and Dictator Kim on 24 May 2018.

Dictator Kim’s dramatic announcement of 12 May 2018, (as per their state media), that North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, comes merely a month before his scheduled historic Summit on June 12 with US President Trump in Singapore. With this announcement and release of American prisoners he seems to have created a feel good factor for for President Trump in his domestic circle. While the US is seeking the “complete…

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Opinion: With Kashmir ceasefire, India walks a fine line: Maj Gen Asthana, WION News

  The developmental efforts initiated by Indian government in Jammu and Kashmir are appreciative and welcome measure for the state, as well as for the country and adds to physical, mental and social outreach of the nation into far flung areas. These have been preceded by controversial measures of amnesty to stone pelters, and declaration … Continue reading Opinion: With Kashmir ceasefire, India walks a fine line: Maj Gen Asthana, WION News

North Korea Blinks: Is it Real or a Ploy to Minimise Sanctions?

Sharing my article published in the Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Vol. CXLVIII, No. 611, January-March 2018. As the world waits for the Trump-Kim Summit, preceded by the flip-flop by all sides to keep the Summit alive is a compulsion in light of lack of alternatives. There is no meeting point. US is unlikely to concede to N … Continue reading North Korea Blinks: Is it Real or a Ploy to Minimise Sanctions?

Keeping the Peace: Interview of Major General S B Asthana by Safety and Security International (Germany)

Sharing my interview  published by Safety and Security International (Germany), on Peacekeeping in February edition of their e-book Edition 2/2018. It is an International Security Magazine covering all aspects of counter terror, critical infrastructure, disaster relief and cyber protection worldwide. The interviewer is Mr Tim Mahon. My interview is covered from pages 2 to 4 of … Continue reading Keeping the Peace: Interview of Major General S B Asthana by Safety and Security International (Germany)