China’s New Aircraft Carrier Fujian: Hit or Miss

While the United States was wrapping up its Valiant Shield 2022 exercise on 17 June, China launched its third aircraft carrier with all the fanfare. The launch was postponed twice due to logistical and technical issues. The aircraft carrier has been named Fujian with the hull number 18. It has been under construction at the world’s largest … Continue reading China’s New Aircraft Carrier Fujian: Hit or Miss

Xi’s Re-election: Opportunity For World, Curse For China

China is gearing up for the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party to be held later this year. According to the consensus view, President Xi Jinping’s historic bid for a third term as the party’s General Secretary is assured. The Chinese President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, doesn’t have much … Continue reading Xi’s Re-election: Opportunity For World, Curse For China

United States Outmanoeuvres Russia Once Again?

In a recent briefing, the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Avril Haines warned, “I would characterize it as the Russians aren’t winning, and the Ukrainians aren’t winning, and we’re at a bit of a stalemate here.” So, where is the Russia-Ukraine war heading? What is Russian President Putin planning next? Is Europe ready for it? Are … Continue reading United States Outmanoeuvres Russia Once Again?

How Russia-Ukraine Copied Finland War Without Lessons 

Finland is a unique country with a distinct language and culture. However, its possession was always contested between Sweden and Russia. Though Finland mainly remained under Swedish control in 1809, it was annexed by Russia. Using the end of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution in late 1917, Finland declared its independence from the … Continue reading How Russia-Ukraine Copied Finland War Without Lessons 

Who Is Rocking Imran Khan’s Boat?  

Almost two years ago, I had written the highly successful but controversial article — “Is Pakistan Heading For Another Dictatorship.” Many people, including Pakistanis, objected to the articles’ findings, stating that in modern-day Pakistan, there is no place for a coup. I had explained to them how this modern-day dictatorship would play out. The present-day … Continue reading Who Is Rocking Imran Khan’s Boat?  

Wang Yi In India: Is India Ready For A Reset 

today “A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk, and Xi is drunk on power” ~ Insightful Geopolitics Chinese foreign minister and State Councilor Wang Yi was to visit Nepal from 25-27 March 2022. He is also likely to visit Bhutan and Bangladesh after that. However, as per the latest information, Wang has already landed … Continue reading Wang Yi In India: Is India Ready For A Reset 

Ukraine Conflict and India’s Hard Choices

On 24th January 2022, I assessed and tweeted from my account (@InsightGL) that Russia will invade Ukraine after 20th February, the closing day of the disastrous Beijing Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, my predictions came true, and activities started on 21st February. The invasion of Ukraine is part of history now. The question, “Who to side with”, has already put many nations … Continue reading Ukraine Conflict and India’s Hard Choices

Vladimir Putin: What’s Cooking Between Two Ears 

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin gave an important speech on 21 February 2022. He recognized the independence of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic. This followed the invasion of Ukraine on intervening night of 23-24 February 2022. These actions changed the course of both history and geography. What is Russian President … Continue reading Vladimir Putin: What’s Cooking Between Two Ears