• US Strategy In Afghanistan: An Indian Perspective0

    August 30, 2017 The recently announced US strategy for Afghanistan was welcomed by the Indian Government but does not address underlying Indian concerns. Indian diplomacy has to convince major strategic partners of the advantages of a US strategy that aims at “killing terrorists” in Afghanistan. By Tara Kartha* The announcement of the much-awaited United States

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  • Variations on a theme: The Gulf crisis settles into a family squabble0

      By James M. Dorsey A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia has settled into a family squabble in which the protagonists appear to be singing different variations of the same song. Qatar and its detractors disagree on how they view

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  • India: Sasikala, Dinakaran threaten unified AIADMK. Will they support DMK to pull down AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu?0

      Chief Minister before election J. Jayalalithaa AIADMK, Elected Chief Minister  J. Jayalalithaa AIADMK by Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 30/08/2017 In Tamil Nadu as elsewhere in the country, corruption plays a pivotal role in politics. As the problems of rung party increasing, corruption in the state keeps playing devil’s role at all levels. No one can do anything without adequately bribing the

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  • Pakistan will stop at nothing for CPEC0

    Asma Maqsood 30/08/2017 Being part of OBOR Strategy, CPEC is playing an inevitable role in China’s aim for economic expansion which will benefiting Pakistan’s economic situation. It depends upon Pakistan’s ability to sustain its political stability, internal security situation and provincial harmony and ability to curb extremism which is up to certain extent, Pakistan have

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  • Arming without Aiming: India’s strategic underpinning0

    by Asma Khalid 30/08/2017 South Asia is considered as one of the most insecure and unstable regions of the world where Pakistan and India are two major powers in term of military might, population, economy, and territory. South Asia has been a victim of traditional and non-traditional security issues where countries focus more on traditional

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  • KASHMIR – ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES0

    By Abdul Majid Zargar The international community commemorates 30th day of August as the International Day of the Disappeared. Kashmir, which has witnessed thousands of enforced disappearances is commemorating this day with a renewed appeal to international community to force India to divulge information about the enforced disappearances. In international human rights law, an enforced

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  • A Rejoinder To Ata Hasnain0

    in Kashmir — by Abdul Majid Zargar — August 28, 2017   Former GOC of India’s Srinagar based 15 Corps, Ata Hasnain has written an article in praise of  Rashtriya Rifles (RR) which  appeared first  in South Asia Defence & Strategic Review, and was later reproduced  by Swarajya Magzine The article  is available at https://swarajyamag.com/defence/rashtriya-rifles-the-story-of-independent-indias-finest-military-experiment

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  • Disappearing Role Models, Crisis of Nations and the Urgency of ‘Socially Conscious Leadership’0

    by M Adil Khan — August 28, 2017 This would have been early eighties,then as a public servant in Bangladesh I visited a district called Kushtia to inspect progress of implementation of development projects. At that time I was working at the central monitoring organization of the government of Bangladesh. Upon arrival in Kushtia after

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  • Trump’s new Afghanistan policy has Pakistan angry and alarmed 0

    By Pamela Constable Protesters hold an effigy of President Trump during an anti-U.S. rally Monday near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan. (Akhter Gulfam/European Pressphoto Agency) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A wave of anti-American anger has swept Pakistan this past week, triggered both by President Trump’s threat to punish the country for harboring insurgents and by his invitation

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  • Countering Chinese Coercion: The Case of Doklam0

    Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore August 29, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. Editor’s Note: This is the fifth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series

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  • Human Trafficking as Security Threat in Pakistan0

    By Naila Farooq Pakistan is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. The country’s largest human trafficking problem is bonded labor, in which an initial debt assumed by a worker as part of the terms of employment is exploited, ultimately entrapping other family members,

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  • Sharpening the Tusk: India’s Strategic Design0

    Amidst all the looming actions, the recent upsurge in India’s defense budget by 10 percent appears quite dubious; as it has now reached up to $43 billion. Whereas, the increased convergence of interests between the United States and India specifically in the strategic sector makes the neighboring countries apprehensive of their growing defense procurements; this

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  • Why India should not align with the United States in Afghanistan0

    Luciane Noronha M. de Oliveira For a few years now, it became visible that South Asia has seen a rearrangement of its balance of power, especially due to India’s close ties to the United States. Since the beginning of the 21st century, both countries seem to share common strategic interests regarding security issues in the

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  • CPEC: CONNECTIVITY OR PERSECUTION OF UYGHURS0

    The Daily Pioneer, 26 August 2017 By Dolkun Isa – The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been touted by China and its supporters as a groundbreaking initiative, which will bring Central Asia together with increased connectivity and historic prosperity for all. It has been heralded by China as the flagship programme of its One Belt One

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