I am sharing with friends my interview with Global Review ( Germany). The interviewer is Ralf Ostener. The interviewer has questioned on a very wide range of global issues to include Multi-polarity and 'Great Power Relations, UNO Reforms, Global organisations and groupings, New World Order, North Korea, Act East policy, AAGC and BRI, and various … Continue reading Interview of Maj Gen Asthana by Global Review, Politik und Kritik weltweit (Germany) on multifarious Global Issues.
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?
As against high expectations from President Trump’s long tour of Asia, there seems to be no change in North Korea flash point except ‘Old’ and ‘Fat’ jibes. It appears that world community at large seems to be settling down with status quo approach, with some statements and posturing. Is the world finding itself helpless … Continue reading Is Nuclear Blackmailing Theory going to be a New Normal? Is the World helpless in facing its dangerous Implications?
Sharing with friends my article published in Indian Defence Review on 06 October 17, News mobile on 05 October 17, Future Directions Initiative(Australia) and Borderless News and other publications after updation, in different forms, as the subject has new developments on daily basis. (Last updated on 07November 2017) Photo- http://www.express.co.uk During recent verbal exchanges of … Continue reading North Korea and South China Sea Flash-points: Are worthwhile Options left on US Table?
I must compliment WION team for such an exhaustive interview of North Korea's ambassador Kye Chun Yong, which brings out the North Korean point of view, which is not commonly known to the world. While North Korea has its own security concerns and reasons for doing what it is doing in terms of nuclear/missile … Continue reading North Korean’s logic for its actions: Ambassador speaks
Sharing with friends my comments on the subject published in South China Morning Post on April 9,2017. Two days back I had predicted the outcome in my comments published in SCMP, on the Topic 'Why the Xi-Trump summit is a high-stakes gamble' which are given after these comments. The old predictions stand vindicated, as the … Continue reading Xi-Trump summit overshadowed by Attack on Syria: N Korea a big divide
The United States rebuffed a proposal from China to “apply the brakes” to an escalating standoff with North Korea, to engage with the “irresponsible” Kim Jong Un (Washington Post, March 09,2017). The plans to deploy the missile system by the end of this year have angered not only North Korea, but also China and Russia, … Continue reading China angered by THAAD, vows ‘resolute’ measures, US declines negotiation with North Korea : How it concerns India?
Washington Post in its article "These 5 things help make sense of North Korea’s nuclear tests and missile launch" has brought out five basic reasons, as possible logic for nuclear misadventure by repeated nuclear tests in Southeast Asia. Basically it all amounts to Kim Jong Un trying to retain unhindered autocratic use power, and … Continue reading Why North Korean Nuclear Misadventure and Kashmir fascination of Pakistan makes sense to them.