America Doesn’t Need to Lead the Free World

By Scott Beauchamp — Even before I returned home from serving as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, which included two combat tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2009, I was searching for ways to contextualize my experience. My questions weren’t ponderous or existential; they were pointed and, I believed, answerable. One was why units like mine were assuming responsibilities far beyond their traditional roles of eliminating the enemy in close-quarters combat. We assisted in the investigation of crimes. We helped rebuild infrastructure. We handed out water and gasoline and worked to reconstruct civil society in a country we knew little about.

Asia could spiral into confrontation: Obama

By AFP — In a speech on the margins of G20 in Brisbane, US president repeated his demand that China be a responsible player on world stage as regional tensions flare

China vs. America in the Sky

By Dave Majumdar — China’s new stealth fighters might one day be able to match their American equivalents in battle, Pentagon and industry officials fear. Indeed, China is showing off its latest Shenyang J-31 stealth fighter at the Zhuhai air show in the Guangdong province. To meet the challenge, the Pentagon needs to continue to buy the F-35 and start developing a future fighter to counter the rising threat.

अराजक राजनीतिका कुरूप द्विविधा

युवराज घिमिरे – – मोदीको नेपालप्रति जति सदासयता भएपनि उनको सरकारी संयन्त्र श्‍याम शरणकै नीति कार्यान्‍वयन गर्न समर्पित छ गोप्‍य रुपमा। पहाड नघुसेको अथवा पहाडविरोधी अनि पूर्ण तराईसहितको संघीयताकै पक्षमा श्‍याम शरण नीतिसँग जोडिएको व्‍यक्ति र शक्तिहरुको 'लविङ' जारी छ संघीयताका नाममा अहिले पनि।

China-Russia Axis: Should America Worry?

By Dina Gusovsky As Russia and China continue to forge trade pacts, including the huge $456 billion gas deal with Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom...

The Critical Geopolitics of Bay of Bengal

By Robert D. Kaplan Amitav Ghosh is to my mind the most brilliant, serious fiction writer alive today. His emerging Ibis trilogy, about individuals caught...

Strategic competition in Afghanistan

By Christophe Jaffrelot NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan will not have the impact some observers were fearing. The new rulers of Kabul, President Abdul Ghani and...

Afghan End Game: Chinese Security Imperative and Implications for India

By Joy Mitra The Uyghur Predicament in Xinjiang Of all the major non-Han ethnic groups including Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks and Tajiks, the Uyghurs in Xinjiang...

Should India Give Up on the UN Security Council?

By Neelam Deo and Karan Pradhan In his address to the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 27, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called...

EU And Its Partners on Development: How Strategic?

By Clare Castillejo and Christine Hackenesch The strategic partnerships of the European Union (EU) with Brazil, China, India, South Africa and South Korea include discussion...