Category Archives: Geopolitics

Lets Talk About APTO (Asia Pacific Treaty Organization)

China’s rise in the world arena has now begun to challenge the traditional power equations. Its flourishing economy, rising incomes and a huge defense expenditure has provided it a platform to challenge the US dominance in the world. As it rises on the world arena, it is poised to ruffle many feathers, mainly in its… Read More »

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Changing global contexts

  The World wants to move towards a Fourth Industrial Revolution, and this was the major point of discussion at the 2016 Annual Summit meeting of World Economic Forum. The first Industrial revolution was about moving to machines from hand made tools,, the second one about assembly lines pioneered by Henry Ford and third one… Read More »

Paris Attacks and Russian Plane Crash: Would it lead to an end of Russian Isolation?

Paris witnessed the worst terror attacks (Paris Attacks 13/11) after the World War killing 129 people and injuring nearly 350. The attacks consisted of mass shootings, suicide bombings as well as hostage takings. 3 suicide bombs went off outside the Stade de France, where a friendly football match was being played between Germany and France,… Read More »

SAARC: A healthy grouping or a dead body?

SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation It is a regional economic and geopolitical body of 8 countries of South Asia consisting of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan. Headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal, it came into existence on 8 December 1985. This area is one of the most populated and underdeveloped regions… Read More »

India-Australia: Nucleating their ties

India-Australia have upgraded their bilateral ties to Strategic Ties in 2009 and are working to further strengthen them. Historically being a part of the British Empire, the India- Australia ties date back to the beginning of the 18th century. The entire trade in this former British colony was carried by the British East India Company.… Read More »

India’s involvement in Chabahar Port

In this era of globalization, economic heft and power dynamics are acting as twin driving forces for geopolitics. Chabahar is an Iranian port on the Makran coast in the Gulf of Oman which has become a new tipping point in the world’s geopolitics. After an MOU signed in 2003 by the Indian PM AB Vajpayee… Read More »

Iraq Crisis 2014: Understanding the nemesis

The Iraq crisis of 2014 or the northern Iraq offensive began on 5th June 2014 in the Northern regions of Iraq led by the Islamic State of Iraq, Syria and Levant (ISIS) against the Iraqi government following the earlier clashes which began in December 2013 (Levant region consists of Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus… Read More »