The world is no longer unipolar . A cluster of powers is emerging now .While US remains pre-eminent but it is not the same hyper power as before. As predicted earlier by SAI , alliances are now being formed with or against US. An analysis of basic global power equations indicates “West versus Rest” clusters [...]
To ensure a favourable neighbourhood, India needs to take proactive initiatives that combine good economics and astute diplomacy. A shortsighted approach vacillating between appeasement and coercion has not yielded the desired results. In the prevailing environment, smaller neighbours are not averse to India playing a lead role as long as their interests are well served.
The narrative of this article is to highlight impact of current turmoil in the Arab world, more specifically the three important countries of Egypt, Libya and Syria. A detailed analysis of various ramifications on Asia, apart from spread of radical Islam, has also been discussed. As Richard K. Betts, an academic with close contacts with US intelligence agencies puts it, “the priority [right now] is collection and analysis about what’s going on”.
The Arab uprisings are beyond the control of Western Military intervention. They need proactive diplomacy.
The UN needs to take lead to resolve these uprisings rather than open other fronts of war which would submerge a major portion of humanity in a West versus Islamist struggle.
In our post The Egyptian Intrigue we had presented the historical perspective of the winds of change sweeping the Arab World. The Egyptian fire is spreading across this world amidst speculation that Egypt was a coup by the military “Regime” and not a revolution. This could be a western perception management gimmick but what holds [...]
So, in the final analysis it may well be assumed that Egypt may be forced to adopt the Pakistan model in the short term with tacit US approval. There may be another revolution later to take the battle the Iranian way.
In our post US, China and India – The New Cold War we had argued that the global tensions between the two giants US and China had spurred a new cold war in the region. The ramifications on India mandated a foreign policy stance “with or versus China”. The posts were based on the premise [...]
This week, Sino US engagement were in lime light. Will the cold war between the two warm up through this visit? Summit yields gains for both China and U.S. Post Chinese President Hu Jintao‘s just-concluded summit with President Obama was a win both for the Communist Party and for Hu himself, demonstrating once again the [...]
Group Profile Portugal Summit Redefining Threats NATO leaders on Friday adopted a new Strategic Concept that will serve as the alliance’s roadmap for the next 10 years and that reconfirms the commitment to defend one another against attack as the bedrock of Euro-Atlantic security. The document lays out NATO’s vision for an evolving alliance that will remain [...]
Turning the Corner in Kashmir – Niki Shah, foreignpolicydigest.org: “[A] second component of confidence-building measures is to fully engage the Kashmiri peoplein the political process and advance the public diplomacy campaign from the perspectives of both the Indian and Pakistani government. Army Chief Ready to fight dirty (Tribune) As an Army, we are prepared to fight dirty which means not [...]