Subhasish Writes: In recent decades, due to global warming, the Arctic region has witnessed the decline of the ice cover on the Arctic Ocean. This has opened up opportunities to commercially utilise the three Arctic maritime routes, exploit the natural resources of the region and transform global shipping patterns.
Narender writes, Survival of political parties in Jammu & Kashmir depends upon repeating the lie every day that Jammu and Kashmir is unresolved political issue that has been muddied by Pakistan. Every time there are elections rhetoric reaches crescendo describing Kashmir as a conflict state to reap political dividends.
Nihar writes, with the scrapping of two-term limit on presidency, as made public by CPC central committee on 25 Feb 2018, it’s quite apparent that, Xi is going to continue at the helm at least till 2027. It seems that Xi has assumed the “Mandate of Heaven (tianming)”- the responsibility to maintain order and harmony in the world.
Nihar writes, recent protest by China regarding PM Modi’s visit to Arunachal, and the border violation attempts may seem to be normal and routine. However the tone and tenor of recent protests, combined with the increased frequency of transgressions (according to official statistics, there were 415 border violations in 2017 with 216 of them leading to face-offs between the troops) tells a different story and arguably reveals that, these are deliberate and well thought out strategy being adopted by Beijing as part of their three warfare strategy.