G. Praveen

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  • Colonel G. Praveen, SM is a research scholar with the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, India.

    UN Peacekeeping Operations: Challenges and Prospects in South Sudan

    A country which has one birth every 1.63 minute and one death every 4.62 minute, with an approximate population of 11 million plus (estimated, as last official census was by Sudan in 2008), of which 8.3 million (including 4.4 million children) need humanitarian assistance, needs more than good governance to prevent utter collapse.

    July-September 2023

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human-Machine Teaming

    The battlefields of the future will be dynamic, chaotic, unpredictable, and uncertain. In such interlinked battlefields in multiple theatres and domains, commanders and staff would be sifting through multitude of data for information, decision, and feedback. In such a time-constrained operational environment obscured by Clausewitzian fog of war, effective and unbiased decision-making by leaders and cohesive, cogent actions by teams of humans and machines/systems will be enablers for succinct victory.

    April-June 2023

    War and Peace: Chinese Blue Helmets for National Interests?: South Sudan as a Case Study

    The People’s Republic of China (PRC) was accepted into United Nations (UN) on 25 June 1971, replacing the nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, who fled to the island of Taiwan in 1949. Chiang’s Republic of China had been among the founding members of the UN. Being one of the five permanent members (P5) of the UN Security Council (UNSC) with veto rights, China is presently the second largest fund contributor after the United States (US).

    July-September 2022

    Is Sino-Pakistan Collusion a Chimera?: A Game Theory Perspective

    Myriad complexities underlie the India–China–Pakistan triangle, with narratives varying from competition to collaboration. Recent developments in Galwan, renewed ceasefire agreement with Pakistan and a resurgent Quad, all amidst Covid diplomacy, necessitate a relook at traditional approaches and narratives on Sino-Pakistan collusion. Is it only a common anti-India sentiment that is driving it or is the pentagram of the United States, Russia, China, India and Pakistan, with their dyadic interplay, manifesting itself?

    April-June 2021