Quad Leaders Led by Biden, Modi Overcome Hostile Lobbies to Script History

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The purpose of the Quad is not to cause a war but to prevent a conflict by demonstrating even to the military-minded Xi Jinping that such a war will end badly for the PLA and its army of soldiers who have never seen battle except recently across the Himalayas.

 

Euro-Atlantic Quad takes shape under Macron

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A ‘coalition of the willing and the able’ should be formed from within the European members of NATO that would, in effect, form a Euro-Atlantic version of the Quad.

 

No, Minister

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Even teams led by experienced and expert captains suffer from occasional self-goals. These are usually a consequence of the best of intentions, but end up as embarrassments. There was in the recent past a stray statement by a Union Minister that the gallant soldiers of the Indian Army had moved several more times in the direction of the PRC than PLA forces moving in the other direction.

China’s Military Reforms: Strategic Lessons for India

As India starts rearranging its military command matrix through Theatre Command and integration of the services through the Chief of Defence Staff, it will be worthwhile to analyse how China has worked on the same issue in the recent past as a part of its military reforms. China, as it started to challenge United States as a global superpower, began to reorganize its Command matrix, enabling a more flexible Command Option.

The United States Extends NEW START Treaty with Russia: Implications for China and Future Prospects for Arms Control

The United States has extended the NEW START treaty with Russia, which was due to expire on February 5, 2020. It is the last remaining arms control agreement between the former Cold War rivals. Many experts hailed it as consequential strategic decision by the Biden Administration.

Ladakh Front: Is China in Bind when the Snow Melts?

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China has got a new commander for the Western Theatre Command. Gen Zhang Xudong is new to the theatre and obviously is getting in to the picture of his area of operations. He has to prove himself to the Chairman of Central Military Commission, who was not happy with the previous incumbent for not being able to rein in India in time, and for allowing the standoff to spill over to winter and beyond. The prolonged standoff is not in the interest of China as the world at large is calling it a stalemate.

Capitolgate: Trump made into A.Q. Khan of U.S.

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The flames of hate were fanned by the 45th President of the US. However, other players may be active as well, including a few countries that look upon the US as an impediment to their goals.

 

Emerging Geopolitical Scenario in Outer Space: Role of the US-China Rivalry

On the 1st of December, 2020, the Chinese news channel, CCTV-13, tweeted out a 30-second clip that showed the Chang'e 5 lander landing on the moon's surface. The clip ends with the lander casting a shadow on the moon's surface, perhaps fittingly, as China raises its stakes in the 'Global Space Race 2.0'.

A Primer on Multilateral Diplomacy

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India has just begun its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. This is a critical time in the history of the United Nations as it has failed miserably to forge international cooperation to combat Covid-19, the greatest existential threat faced by mankind. The clamour for reforms will heighten, even though much cannot be expected to happen. But this is the time that Indian diplomats posted to our missions to the UN in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi have to be at their best.

President Biden will pick up the PRC’s gauntlet

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Should Joe Biden revert to the China-friendly policies of the Clinton era, voter backlash against the Democratic Party would be severe.