Gen. Shashi Asthana

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The author is a veteran Infantry General with 40 years experience in international fields and UN. A globally acknowledged strategic & military writer/analyst; he is currently the Chief Instructor of USI of India, the oldest Indian Think-tank in India.

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Can NATO Prevent Tides Turning in Russian Favour in the Third Year of War in Ukraine?

As the war in Ukraine completes two years, Russia seems emboldened by success in capturing Avdivka and seems to be advancing westwards near Avdiivka,...

Is Netanyahu’s Frustration in Gaza becoming too Costly for all Stakeholders?

The Expanding Crisis The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is expanding beyond proportions with death toll crossing 20,000 and counting, over 50,000 injured to include unprecedented...

Israel-Hamas War Resumes After Weeklong Ceasefire: Evaluating Hopes against Realities

The War Resumes: Humanitarian Crisis Deepens The fragile weeklong truce during current Israel-Hamas War collapsed on 01 December 2023, with both sides blaming each other...

Israel-Hamas Conflict: Decoding Opposing Strategies and Way Ahead?

The asymmetric, irregular, dirty war triggered by the brutal terror attack by Hamas on Israel on October 07, 2023, targeting innocent civilians and children...

Chinese Nuclear Push in Cold War 2.0 Makes World Unsafe

With the over-involvement of USA to weaken Russia in continued Cold War 1.0, unrestrained China is making rapid strides in enhancing its Comprehensive National...

Who will Launch Next Ground Offensive in the War in Ukraine and When?

Key Points The war in Ukraine is more of standoff attacks with hardly any major ground offensive in recent past. While Russia can choose its moment...

Why Global Players Must be Concerned of New Version of Charm Offensive in Xi Jinping 3.0 Era?

Backdrop When Joshua Kurlantzick coined the term ‘charm offensive’ for China in 2007, it simply referred to China’s use of soft power to improve its...

Growing Miscalculations of Parties with No clear End-State Describes One Year of Russia Ukraine War

Backdrop As the war in Ukraine completes one year, both sides put up a brave front, reiterating their resolve to carry on, blaming the other...

Dependency Trap: Chinese Strategy to Mute Global Response to its Multidomain Aggression

China is known to entrap weaker economies through its debt trap, but the bigger threat, not so much talked about, is its strategy to...

China-India Tawang Faceoff Not a Surprise: What is Different Now?

China- India LAC faceoff near Yangtse in Tawang Sector on 09 December 2022 is neither the first nor the last one, but its resulting...

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