buddhist21Raagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst & Former Research Coordinator
at Global Counterterrorism Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 21 February 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

“Hatred will not cease by hatred, but by love alone. This is the ancient law.”
- The Buddha “the awakened”

Terrorism cannot be ignored; the physical and emotional damages inflicted by terrorists are painful, harsh and inhuman, and in several cases, the wounds and scars cannot be healed. Terrorists use violence to create fear in the minds of common folks and spread chaos in society. Citizens are terrorised with violence and are intimidated by inflicting pain; the terrorists exploit media to fan hatred and gain popularity using carefully chosen themes. A mockery is made of state authorities to make them look vulnerable, weak and defenceless. On the other hand, security forces are given a strict mandate by the nations to avoid collateral damages at any cost that ties them down with one hand at their back. States are thus left with limited options to counter the terrorism and have to make well thought through decisions to take on the militants. They need to uphold tactics and strategies to avoid any collateral damage and not invite any human rights violations and wean away supporters and sympathisers in the native population to the causes of terrorists....Read more

chinaindia97Raagini Sharma
(RIEAS Senior Analyst and former Research Coordinator at Global Counterterrorism Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 31 January 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

 In a recent development, to bolster its claims in Arunachal Pradesh, the North eastern state of India, which the Chinese refer as Zangnan or South Tibet, China has built a village in November 2020 across the alignment of LAC (Line of Actual Control) inside Indian side of border on the banks of River Tsari Chu in Upper Subhansiri district and upheld its position that they say is clear and consistent as they have never recognised Arunachal Pradesh as part of India. The construction of the settlement has been seen by Indian analysts as a move to reinforce China’s claim to the area, and part of a broader push by China to build civilian settlements in disputed frontier areas, which it has also done in Doklam with Bhutan.

The Republic of India, with its 1.3 billion population, is the most populous democracy in the world and the fourth-strongest nation in conventional military terms with over 1.4 million active frontline armed forces personnel. India is not at peace with its neighbours as it has its considerable share of geopolitical contestations at its borders that entails Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. The People’s Republic of China, on the other hand, is a socialist democracy wherein only one political party, that is, Communist Party of China is a central authority, and in sheer military power, China stands as the third strongest nation on earth. With closed political ideology; ..Read more

grindia99Andreas Mountzouroulias
(Editor-in- chief, pentapostagma.gr.)

Dr. Manju Dagar Chaudhary
(Roving Editor, Anm News, Ireland)

Copyright: https://anmnewsenglish.in/?p=10243&fbclid=IwAR2EDo71zoKlshMNv1pYSJvsbp6HDMID1uZI6V7qB381a0dP1IOhadDxnEI
Reposted at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 17 January 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is making provocative statements against Greece, on a daily basis. For its part, Greece is constantly pursuing diplomatic contacts with the aim of strengthening its positions in the international institutions. Read more

viet91Vinod Anand (Brig)
(Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, India)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 20 December 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

On the eve of forthcoming virtual summit between Prime Ministers Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Narendra Modi it would be useful to reflect on the current status of bilateral relationship and look for ways and means to impart further momentum to the same. Over the years both sides have assiduously worked towards having warm and friendly relations based not only on historical and cultural connections but also on shared security perceptions on regional and international issues....Read more

chusa77Matthew Brazil, (PhD)
(Non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation and an account manager at an American technology company in California manager at an American technology company in California. He worked in Asia for over 20 years as a U.S. Army officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager)

Copyright: https://www.mattbrazil.net/2020/04/24/a-better-debate-is-needed-about-beijings-espionage/ (reposted on 3 October 2020 at RIEAS web site)

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Chinese Communist espionage activities abroad, including in the U.S., are multi-faceted, and so the typical ad-hoc examinations by authors and journalists of the most outrageous individual cases are inherently misleading. Read more

inch9Prof.Dr.Klaus Lange
(Founding member of INIS, Belgrade, Serbia)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)  Publication date: 22 August 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

What a change: From 26 of April 2018 until April 28 the so called “informal meeting” between the leaders of India and China, Modi and Xi, had taken place in Wuhan.
This meeting was not only supposed to rule off the so called “Doklam – crisis” which manifested itself in a two - month standoff in summer 2017 but also to prevent possible aftershocks once and for all... Read more

We use cookies

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.