Sharing an incisive/tricky interview of mine by Global Review (Germany) about India after 75 years of Independence and related international issues to include its glorious history, colonial past, freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, outstanding growth trajectory and achievements, future aspirations. Questions on 75 years of Pakistan's Independence and future role of … Continue reading 75 YEARS INDEPENDENCE OF INDIA- INTERVIEW WITH GENERAL (RET.) ASTHANA: „INDIA OF TODAY WANTS TO GROW AND BECOME A DEVELOPED SOCIETY BY 2047. UNLIKE CHINA IT DOES NOT HAVE AN EXPANSIONIST DESIGN“/“UNFORTUNATELY EU IS OVER-OBSESSED WITH RUSSIA- UKRAINE WAR AND APPARENTLY NOTHING ELSE MATTERS FOR IT, BUT THE REALITY IS THAT THE WORLD EXISTS BEYOND EUROPE TOO.“
Sharing an exhaustive interview of mine by Global Review (Germany) about the Afghanistan Crisis, Strategic Context since 9/11 attack, Global and Regional implications, strategic analysis of stakeholders, relation with invasion of Iraq, Conspiracy theory (MIHOP and LIHOP), Petersberg Conference, Rumsfield Old and New Europe theory, Roles of China, Pakistan and India in Afghanistan and lessons … Continue reading LESSONS FROM 9 11-INTERVIEW WITH INDIAN GENERAL (RET.) ASTHANA:“MILITARY POWER BY ITSELF CAN’T ELIMINATE WAHABI IDEOLOGY“ „THE THEORY OF GOOD AND BAD TERRORIST IS FLAWED“
Sharing an updated analysis of mine on the subject as on August 15,2021. The related analysis published earlier in various international and national e-publications/newspapers are referred in URLs placed below. As Taliban enters the Presidential Palace in Kabul, and President and Vice President fly out from Afghanistan, the country witnesses a complete surrender by Afghan … Continue reading Why Strategies of Stakeholders in ‘Graveyard of Empires’ Failed against Taliban/Pakistan Nexus?
Sharing an analysis of mine on the subject. After nine truces earlier, the current ceasefire between Israel and Hamas after 11 days of deadly hostilities is a welcomed step for the innocent people suffering casualties, destruction and displacement, in the crossfire. The competing claims to Jerusalem, which is crucial to Christians, Jews and Palestinians is … Continue reading Israel-Hamas Ceasefire: Can it lead to Lasting Peace?
Sharing an interview of mine by Global Review (Germany) on variety of international subjects and related geopolitics, to include Indo-US, Sino-US, Russian-US, Sino-Russian relations, Asia (Afghanistan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Ladakh, ASEAN). Question on Germany's position on Indo-Pacific was interesting. I must compliment the interviewer, Mr Ralf Ostner, for his well researched incisive questions, confronting me with … Continue reading Interview with Indian General Asthana “President Joe Biden Administration has given enough indicators that there is unlikely to be any change in US Policy towards China”