Video Analysis and Presentations – Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)

I am thankful to the team of IASH (I am still Human Organisation) and Mr Vivek Mehra for an exhaustive interview of mine being shared. It was a pleasure conversing with Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, who anchored the show. The interview covers Global security scan of reactions to #Chinese assertive actions post #COVID-19 pandemic, to … Continue reading Video Analysis and Presentations – Major General S B Asthana (Veteran)

China from COVID-19 Chaos to Health Silk Road: Is it by Default or Design?

As the world battles with deadly infection rate of novel coronavirus, with global count of affected people crossing one million mark and over 50,000 deaths, China claiming to have crossed its peak of crisis, is using ‘Health Diplomacy’ or ‘Medical Coercion’ to push the narrative from accidental creator to victim to warrior and lastly global savior, using all components … Continue reading China from COVID-19 Chaos to Health Silk Road: Is it by Default or Design?

Looking beyond US-Taliban Peace Deal in Afghanistan

The fact that despite UN Security Council backing the US-Taliban Peace Deal, the US Deputy Permanent Mission in UN acknowledged that the ongoing violence is not conducive to peace process last week. The New York Times had put up a positive headlines to say that the decision to release the prisoners by Afghan Government could help … Continue reading Looking beyond US-Taliban Peace Deal in Afghanistan

Effectiveness of Quad to Check Chinese Incremental Encroachment in Indo-Pacific

I am sharing with friends an article/opinion of mine  by Global Review, (Germany).   Although I am attaching the URL of publication below, but there could be errors due to language translation twice.   The gist of this article/opinion  has been published by other online journals in various forms, whose URLs are also being shared. https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/12/22/can-quad-be-effective-against-incremental-encroachment-of-china-in-indo-pacific-region/ https://www.wionews.com/opinions/south-china-sea-standoff-can-quad-check-chinas-encroachment-270414   … Continue reading Effectiveness of Quad to Check Chinese Incremental Encroachment in Indo-Pacific

Face to Face Interview of Major General S B Asthana on Prospects of peace in Afghanistan by International Affairs Review.

“For any prospects of peace in Afghanistan the intra-Afghan dialogue is a must” Sharing an interview of mine by International Affairs Review on Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan by International Affairs Review. The Interviewer is Ms Aditi Bhaduri. With Taliban getting stronger, radicalisation of Pakistan, existence of al Qaeda, Haqqani network and Daesh, I see … Continue reading Face to Face Interview of Major General S B Asthana on Prospects of peace in Afghanistan by International Affairs Review.