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 [...]
In this maze of activities redefining the New World Order in Middle East a lot is at stake not only for the middle east but South Asia and the world as such. Much in league with Mr Jamal Wakim’s assertions, Israel and the west may get deeper into the struggle now called West versus the Rest. While it would be difficult for the West to replicate Libya in Syria, an attack on Iran would alter the geopolitical geometry totally.
The global euphoria over the Myanmar by – elections is understandable. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won 43 of the 44 seats to the Parliament. NLD contested 44 of the 45 seats and won 43 save one where NLD candidate was disqualified. The victory is more symbolic than practical. The NLD [...]
Chinese weariness comes as Obama is pivoting his focus from Middle East towards Asia Pacific to counter balance China’s power.
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 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 [...]
Brahma Chellany tweets that “Wen Jiabao is coming with a large business team to fortify an asymmetrical trade relationship, even as China steps up its needling of India.” He further adds that “India largely exports raw materials to China and imports finished products, as if it were the appendage of a neo-colonial Chinese economy.”
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 [...]
The Indian options therefore remain centered around active public diplomacy to engage Kayani, Karzai and Obama – not necessarily in that order.