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Why Resolution of Border Issues/ Standoffs between China and India is so Complicated?

 Shashi Asthana As the tug of war in Galwan Valley continues, the adventurism of China in Ladakh and few other places along at Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the resultant  standoff  between Chinese and Indian Forces has once again highlighted the complexity of the border issue between …

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The new project for the Mediterranean

Giancarlo Elia Valori In the future the Mediterranean issue will realistically be that of dividing it into zones of influence -albeit communicating with one another – and anyway capable of absorbing also the geopolitical and military tension that will emerge in other world regions. The idea that the …

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US-China Rivalry: Gulf States Struggle to Hedge Their Bets

James M. Dorsey Huawei during its fourth annual Middle East Innovation Day during GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre. (October 6-10, 2019) While much of the focus in recent weeks has been on Israel’s relations with China, the real litmus test of the United States’ …

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Italy’s current economic crisis

Giancarlo Elia Valori The day of reckoning has now come for the Italian economic crisis, worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic and the related lockdown. As the Italian Statistical Institute (ISTAT) showed, 34% of Italian production has been negatively affected. The activity and operations of 2.2 million companies, accounting …

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Is Saudi Arabia Making the President and Congress “Real Enemies”?

“Any way you could avoid Congress and neutralize its power was considered some sort of success.” Democratic lawmakers accused the Trump administration of treating Congress as “the real enemy” as they slammed arms sales to Saudi Arabia in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. Secretary of State Mike …

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Poland’s current strategic doctrine

Giancarlo Elia Valori On May 12, 2020, the Polish government released its “National Security Strategy”, a Document that had been submitted to the Presidency of the Republic by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. It makes an in-depth analysis of all Defence and Strategy areas which, in the past, were …

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Why John Bolton Is Seeking Regime Change Against Donald Trump

In unleashing the Justice Department on Bolton, Donald Trump has done him a huge favor. Bolton’s book is now a best seller. National security adviser was the position President Donald Trump could never quite fill correctly. Conventional wisdom prior to this week held that his most calamitous selection …

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A Crisis Is Brewing Between India and China. But This Time There Is a Big Difference

America has inserted itself deeper into the China-India-Pakistan triangle, altering the shape of the regional order, pushing it toward a bipolar one with Beijing and Islamabad on one side and New Delhi and, to some extent, itself on the other. It isn’t entirely clear what is taking place …

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The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II

By Vladimir Putin The Russian president offers a comprehensive assessment of the legacy of World War II, arguing that “Today, European politicians, and Polish leaders in particular, wish to sweep the Munich Betrayal under the carpet. The Munich Betrayal showed to the Soviet Union that the Western countries …

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