• Dealing With Pakistan: Dimensions and Dilemmas

    Dealing With Pakistan: Dimensions and Dilemmas0

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    • January 22, 2017

    Dealing With Pakistan: Dimensions and Dilemmas Dr.P.Krishna Mohan Reddy Abstract Indo-Pakistan bilateral relations have entered a new phase in the 21st century. Despite the Kargil war of 1999 or the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, India has been consistently trying to bring normalcy to the bilateral relations. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister

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  • Remembering Indian Republic Day

    Remembering Indian Republic Day0

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    • January 22, 2017

    Remembering Indian Republic Day Dr. Rajkumar Singh Introduction   With a salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian national flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on January 26, 1950. The transition of India from a British colony to a sovereign, secular and democratic nation was indeed

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  • Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ On War Crime Probe – But To What End?0

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    • January 16, 2017

    Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ On War Crime Probe – But To What End? Sathiya Moorthy The Sunday LeaderColombo15 January 2017 President Sirisena is very clear on this matter and has more than once said there will be no foreign judges in the local judicial mechanism Sri Lanka’s Constitution or the Criminal Procedure Code do not

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  • Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold

    Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold0

    Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold Ana Pararajasingham Beijing lost much of its influence over Sri Lanka following a regime change in early 2015 that saw pro-Beijing President Mahinda Rajapaksa ousted. The new government promised a ‘balanced approach’ to dealing with the major powers-Washington, the global superpower, Beijing, the aspiring

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  • Terror Laws and Combating in India

    Terror Laws and Combating in India0

    Dr. Rajkumar Singh Introduction India’s record in anti-terror laws and its combating has been far from satisfaction, to say the least. In general, people feel that we have not given enough thought to improving our methods of dealing with terrorism. Our methods will have to be radically improved. The laws are lax, judicial responsibility is

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  • India: A Journey to Nation and Freedom

    India: A Journey to Nation and Freedom0

      Communalism is an ideology and should be fought by an ideology and not by economic development but by inclusive democratic state and secular forces. To start with the view of Professor Irfan Habib that the concept of India is growing one, the question arises, how the concept of India generated and how India became

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  • The Burden of Muslims

    The Burden of Muslims0

    Dr. Adfer Shah Needless to say that Islam is a significant faith today with 1.6 billion followers and a considerable section of them living as a minority community in many countries thereby battling the issues of discrimination, stereotypes, and identity crisis. With the rise of Islamophobic brigades across Europe, Islamophobia as a psycho-social phenomenon gained

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  • The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution

    The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution0

    The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution M Adil Khan 2016 did not end completely hopelessly. M Adil Khan In late December,15 Nobel Laureates including Professor Mohammed Yunus and 12 global leaders wrote an Open Letter to the President of the United Nations Security Councils (UNSC) and its members decrying the Rohingya carnage

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  • ROHINGYAS IN SUU KYI’S MYANMAR: WHY THE LIMBO PREVAILS

    ROHINGYAS IN SUU KYI’S MYANMAR: WHY THE LIMBO PREVAILS0

    ROHINGYAS IN SUU KYI’S MYANMAR: WHY THE LIMBO PREVAILS   Angshuman Choudhury In February 2016, when the National League for Democracy (NLD) formed a government in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s sprawling new capital, a whole new era of democratic aspirations and popular expectations dawned upon the land of jade. Once shunned by the West as

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  • Can One of the Fastest Growing Economies Nail Green Growth?

    Can One of the Fastest Growing Economies Nail Green Growth?0

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    • December 22, 2016

    December 21, 2016 Syed A. Al-Muti and Amy Warren Over the last decade, Bangladesh has experienced impressive economic growth, with GDP growth expanding steadily by an average of 6 percent, and projected to maintain 6.8 percent growth in 2017, according to the World Bank. The steady rise is thanks in large part to the country’s

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  • Army Can Never Be Solution To Kashmir Problem0

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    • December 20, 2016

    By Nishant Rajeev* The September 18, 2016 Uri terror attack has possibly changed the course of India-Pakistan relations for years to come. It was the single largest loss of life suffered by the Indian Army since the Kargil war. But the events that followed Uri were of greater significance. The Indian Army crossed the LoC

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  • Will new leadership continue with Jayalalithaa’s policy priorities?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  How the post-Jayalalitha leadership of new Chief Minister O Panneerselvam takes forward her initiatives remains to be seen It’s not only in the political arena that the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa be felt for a long time to come. In the larger area of policy-formulation too, it would be

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  • Corruption: A Legacy Not Easy To Give Up For Bangladesh0

    Kazi Mukitul Corruption, an infamous and recognised evil, remains a major challenge to socio-economic development in Bangladesh. From the title of champion in corruption in the early 2000s, the country’s progress in fighting the evil is still mediocre, compared to pompous claims by the policy makers. Bribe given to different government sectors is equivalent to

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  • Burma: Military Burned Villages in Rakhine State0

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    • December 14, 2016

    Witnesses and Satellite Imagery Reveal Pattern of Burnings (New York) – Satellite imagery and interviews with refugees place responsibility for burnings of Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine State squarely with the Burmese military, Human Rights Watch said today. Since October 9, 2016, at least 1,500 buildings have been destroyed, driving thousands of ethnic Rohingya from their

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