South China Sea Disputes and Southeastern Asian Countries.(Interview of Major General S B Asthana by SCMP)

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)

China in Post 19th National Party Congress of the CPC Era: Geopolitical, Strategic and Security Implications

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

Sanctions on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy: Is Kim acting Smart?

Opinion: Is sports diplomacy a new game plan of North Korea? Sharing my opinion published on WION News on 18 Jan 18 as                                 "Opinion: Is sports diplomacy a new game plan of North Korea?" Two contradictory events set an uneven … Continue reading Sanctions on North Korea and Kim’s ‘Sports Diplomacy: Is Kim acting Smart?

Terror enters Mosque of Egypt

Sharing the Washington Post article and my comments with friends dated 24 November 2017. Comments With shrinking caliphate/concentrated locations of militants by some hard actions, it is expected that sporadic militant attacks and lone wolf attacks at unexpected locations killing innocent people will rise. This episode adequately described in the article, claiming more than two hundred innocent … Continue reading Terror enters Mosque of Egypt

Dramatic Resolution of the Doklam Standoff

On 28 June, 2017, the news that China and India have agreed to end a lengthy stand-off at the in Doklam Plateau that began in June, was reported by media of both the countries but in different forms. The Ministry of External Affairs, India’s spokesperson Raveesh Kumar released a statement - titled, "Doklam Disengagement Understanding" … Continue reading Dramatic Resolution of the Doklam Standoff