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If there was any doubt that North-East Asia has become the most dangerous place on earth, recent events give ample evidence it has attained this dubious distinction

Mar 13, 2017
WPS Sidhu
East Asia, South Asia, India

China’s proliferation activities vis-à-vis Pakistan and North Korea have been unmasked on several occasions both before and after Beijing joined the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1992

Mar 27, 2017
WPS Sidhu
China, East Asia, South Asia, Pakistan
Pakistan, South Asia

The US and Indian navies could carry out ‘benign naval and maritime activity’ during periods of diplomatic strain.

Feb 26, 2017
WPS Sidhu
China, United States, South Asia, India
India, South Asia

The latest Union budget unveiled on 1 February by finance minister Arun Jaitley has been widely commended as a “defining” and “watershed” moment, as providing “stability and predictability”, and as being “pragmatic”. However, this euphoria is distinctly lacking among Indian and foreign experts who have keenly tracked the budget as it pertains to defence salaries, pensions, expenditure and military modernization programmes. Indeed, the tone among strategic experts on the defence budget is distinctly sombre.

Feb 13, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
India, South Asia

Several recent episodes have highlighted the potential of Twitter diplomacy to both make peace or enhance relations and raise tensions or wage war

Jan 02, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
South Asia

Key global trends include rising income, climate change, growing cyber dependency, ageing population, artificial intelligence, and the changing nature of conflic

Jan 16, 2017
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

US President Donald Trump’s disruption, ironically, is more likely accelerate the evolution to allow countries like China and, probably, India to shape its contours

Jan 30, 2017
WPS Sidhu
United States, South Asia, India
South Asia

Apart from being the first Indian-American in a US cabinet, Nikki Haley will also be the third woman appointed in a row to the position of governor

Dec 05, 2016
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

While black swan events generally have a negative connotation, some of them might be the harbinger of more positive developments in the long run

Dec 19, 2016
WPS Sidhu

The likelihood of Trump’s plans being implemented will depend on the ability of the White House to build a wider consensus than the one he now has.

Nov 21, 2016
WPS Sidhu
United States

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