The Trump Kim Summit at Hanoi last month was destined to fail due to uncompromising stands of both parties. The Washington Post report of March 06, 2019 suggests that the rebuilding work at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station started either just before or immediately after the breakdown of a summit meeting between President Trump and North … Continue reading Trump-Kim Summit II – Failed Gamble
Sharing an interview of mine published by Financial Express on the subject, taken immediately after the tragic incident of fidayeen attack on CRPF convoy, quoting my advise of immediate withdrawal of security of separatists and other issues. It's good that it has been done, although should have been done much earlier. The piece has been … Continue reading Interview of S B Asthana by Financial Express 15 Feb 2019
National Security has a wide span and needs to cover much wider period for meaningful analysis, but to be realistic about current security dynamics in the country, speculating the immediate trends under the existing realities may be a useful, because in high voltage political scenario in the country due to 2019 elections, the National Security … Continue reading How Secure will India be in 2019?
Looking at South China Sea dispute today, the game of military posturing continues with China's incremental encroachment in the region and infrastructure development (including military infrastructure), and similar countermoves and military postures to ensure freedom of navigation by US (including commencement of official visits to Taiwan). It reminds me that nothing much has changed in … Continue reading South China Sea Disputes and Southeastern Asian Countries.(Interview of Major General S B Asthana by SCMP)
Sharing the gist of my one of the old talks on the subject delivered at USI of India on 10 Jan 2018. It was later published as an article by Modern Diplomacy (EU and Africa) https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2018/01/21/post-19th-congress-cpc-xi-jinping-leads-china/ Post 19th Congress of CPC: Where does Xi Jinping leads China to? Xi Jinping “The Dream Seller” Xi … Continue reading China in Post 19th National Party Congress of the CPC Era: Geopolitical, Strategic and Security Implications