Qatar Registers its Soft Power Presence in Afghanistan
The Qatari’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani’s visit to Afghanistan in September1 marked the first high level visit since the Taliban takeover on August 15.
The Afghanistan crisis and the question of European Union’s strategic autonomy
Should the EU build up its own EU-based security apparatus in light of the US withdrawing from Afghanistan without truly consulting its EU allies?
India-France Agree on Space Security Dialogue
India has held such dialogues with the U.S. and Japan in the past.
Taliban Triumph in Afghanistan and India’s Counter-Terrorism Policy against Islamist Extremism in Africa
On 15th August, 2021, in a dramatic turn of events, Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, was taken over by the Taliban insurgent groups. While the collapse of Afghanistan government and its national army was somewhat predictable once the US announced withdrawal its support and the troops from the country, what renders the event most significant is the dramatic pace at which the collapse took place.
Keep social distance from the Taliban
If the Taliban remain unreconstructed and unreformed, India will only lose and not gain anything from engaging with them.
War, Olympics and Nationalism
Finally the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are off to a grand start with a spectacular show of opening ceremony that lasted for three hours as the grandest show on earth that the human history has ever seen. Since then the event has been a centerpiece of television debates all over the world and the Internet is choked with viewership. For the next two weeks the world will watch the marvel of Japanese technology applications in the daily lives of the common people.
Cyber offence in the context of military operations
In an earlier commentary, this author drew attention to the importance of offence as much as defence in the cyber domain. Cyber offence and defence apply equally in the context of conventional military operations. More importantly, in this article, the author seeks to expose the limits of pursuing a cyber strategy based on the “cult of the defensive” in the context of conventional military operations.
Shaping a trilateral as Rome looks to the Indo-Pacific
In the pushback against China, strategic cooperation between India, Italy and Japan can ensure a free Indo-Pacific.
Time to end the battle of Indian pharmaceutical players and Chinese key ingredients
The Indian pharmaceutical industry is one of the major contributors to the Indian economy and it is the world’s third-largest industry by volume. The Indian pharmaceutical industry’s success can be credited to its world-class capabilities in formulation development, entrepreneurial abilities of its people, and the vision of its business leaders to establish India’s footprint in the United States and other large international markets.
The China-Pakistan Partnership Continues to Deepen
The already deep Sino-Pakistani military and strategic relationship is set to deepen further for myriad reasons.