Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

G20 Meeting in Srinagar: A boon for J&K

The people of Kashmir should be actually using this opportunity to sell the idea of enhanced tourism potential, and that too beyond just Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg.

23 May 2023

SCO The focus with eyes on AF-Pakistan

The common refrain for us when viewing India’s security is to move beyond borders and look at hybrid threats    

02 May 2023

Threat from terror revival in Pakistan

Using engagement and soft power against terror groups without first reducing their kinetic capability could land our neighbour deeper into the morass.

18 Apr 2023

Conflict zones and the emerging world order

The international community should remain concerned about the Sino-Indian border and the unjustified threats that China perceives from India’s rising international status

04 Apr 2023

China’s foray into Middle East via Iran-Saudi deal

It will take a few generations for China to establish the kind of linkages the US has established in the Middle East.

29 Mar 2023

G20 geopolitics and its many complexities

The two G20 meetings in India reflected that the Ukraine war is unlikely to come to a quick end. Even if it does, a ceasefire by itself will hardly be sufficient

07 Mar 2023

The meaning of Jammu and Kashmir flare-ups

The real challenge lies in the political field; a consensus appears unlikely, but 2023 could well be the year of political manoeuvring in J&K to conduct elections in 2024.

19 Jan 2023

Understanding Biden’s decision on Afghanistan

The relative stability in the Middle East appears to have convinced the US regime that the danger from extremist Islam is secondary compared to the threat from China

19 Apr 2021