Author: Chandrashekar TS

M.AM.PhiL/(PhD SNU South Korea)
China’s New Land Border Law: Will China ever abandon its expansionist attitude and learn to coexist?
Analysis, Asia, Featured

China’s New Land Border Law: Will China ever abandon its expansionist attitude and learn to coexist?

It is the first national law on the protection of land borders of China which aims to manage border-related matters at the legal level. It will also strengthen the PLA’s policy of working closely with civilians residing in the border areas with economic and social development and improve public services. Taking effect on January 1, […]

China vs Taiwan:  The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals
Asia, Featured, World

China vs Taiwan: The CPTPP Membership Battle and Variance in Economic Goals

is planning to join CPTPP as its member countries account for over 24% of Taiwan’s international trade. 
Joining the group would be seen as a major political victory for President Tsai, whose government views Taiwan as a de facto sovereign nation awaiting broader international recognition.
China wants to contain Taiwan and wants to take over it as part of its territory and vehemently opposes any moves that imply separate statehood for Taiwan, such as joining international organizations.
China wants to pressurise Taiwan by tying down the island’s naval defenses and undermining their livelihoods. It wants to target Taiwan recognition in the world and also block its international membership in different organizations. 

US UK and Australia Submarine Deal (AUKUS): Its reflection on the Region and India
Analysis, Asia, Defence & Security, Featured, World

US UK and Australia Submarine Deal (AUKUS): Its reflection on the Region and India

New partnership will include deepened cooperation between the U.S., U.K. and Australia across emerging security areas such as cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum technology and undersea capabilities.
President Biden has made addressing competition and aggression from China a central focus of his foreign policy. For this they have sacrificed other policy goals and regions.
India is fighting terror, authoritarian regime in the neighbourhood, and has to up its cyber, artificial intelligence, quantum technology and undersea capabilities.
India is fighting to stop forced debt traps, forced droughts, fighting terror and standing with the world for justice. If India is not in AUKUS then who?

China hobnobs with Taliban through Pakistan: Is this the emergence of the new ‘Axis of Evil’?
Analysis, Asia, Featured

China hobnobs with Taliban through Pakistan: Is this the emergence of the new ‘Axis of Evil’?

Sudden international political developments are happening in South Asia which has bilateral, regional and global ramifications, especially India . Until a few days back Taliban were pariah’s of the world but now are getting recognized and legitimized by few nations for their narrow political interests. World knew when in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Osama Bin Laden was […]

Unrest in South Africa: A Coordinated Strategy of Chaos
Africa, Analysis, Featured

Unrest in South Africa: A Coordinated Strategy of Chaos

The situation worsened when violence broke out after Former President Jacob Zuma began serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court. He had refused to comply with a court order to testify at a state-backed inquiry investigating allegations of corruption while he was president from 2009 to 2018. The other charge was corruption in a $2 billion dollar arms deal. When President Zuma was in power, an Indian corporate house (now in exile in Dubai) allegedly close to them was charged with corruption and undue influence over the functioning of his government.

Towards a Secure, Peaceful and Stable Jammu & Kashmir
Analysis, Featured, National

Towards a Secure, Peaceful and Stable Jammu & Kashmir

After the removal of Article 370 ‘Dilli ki Doori’ as well as ‘Dil Ki Doori’ have been successfully bridged with massive support of Kashmiris for Constitutional integration of India. Insurgency had ruined the normal functioning of the state, and had forced New Delhi to notify the erstwhile state of J&K as a “disturbed area” and […]

Japan and Australia Team up to counter unilateral attitude of China: Should India sign similar Reciprocal Access Agreements?
Analysis, Featured, Oceania

Japan and Australia Team up to counter unilateral attitude of China: Should India sign similar Reciprocal Access Agreements?

China has created unrest in the world due to its authoritarian military dictatorship and unilateral actions. It has directly attacked, threatened and ordered its neighbors and has changed land, air and water boundaries unilaterally. It has neither accepted international conventions nor respects international freedom of navigation.  Every neighbor of China feels threatened by its acts. […]

China Technological Breakthroughs: Should the World be elated or concerned?
Analysis, Asia, Featured

China Technological Breakthroughs: Should the World be elated or concerned?

China has taken a bold step forward with the recommendation of 178 technology innovations of centrally administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs). China’s Centrally administered SOEs have rich resources, top talent, and sufficient capital. At any given time they can organize all kinds of market elements to improve the efficiency of tech R&D design. State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are important components of the Chinese economy.

The Great Game over Rare Earth Minerals in Afghanistan
Analysis, Asia, Big Block of 4, Featured

The Great Game over Rare Earth Minerals in Afghanistan

United States Geological Survey geological survey estimates that Afghanistan may hold 60 million metric tons of copper, 2.2 billion tons of iron ore, and 1.4 million tons of rare earth elements (REEs) such as lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, and veins of aluminium, gold, silver, zinc, mercury, and lithium.
The USGS estimates the Khanneshin deposits in Helmand province will yield 1.1.-1.4 million metric tons of REEs. Some reports estimate Afghanistan REE resources are among the largest on earth.
China has won exploration rights for copper, coal, oil, and lithium deposits across Afghanistan, and there are reports that Beijing won the rights to develop a copper mine by bribing Afghan mining officials.