• CLASH OF IDEOLOGY & SPREAD OF GLOBAL INFLUENCE: HOW THINGS CHANGED0

    May 8, 2018   Leadership Transformation: The Top 10 Most Influential Leaders Of All Time CLASH OF IDEOLOGY & SPREAD OF GLOBAL INFLUENCE: HOW THINGS CHANGED F R Chowdhury Karl Marx, the philosopher of the socialist economy, was born in Trier, a small town in Germany. His philosophy was that everything belongs to the state

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  • WHAT AILS INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?1

    N.S. Venkataraman      11/5/2018 In several conferences and seminars, one usually hears about the rapid strides made by Indian chemical industry in multiple directions and boastful talk about a breakthrough in research and development efforts and Indian entrepreneurial initiatives. However, a careful study of the ground realities would readily highlight the fact that while there

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  • Malaysia: Victory to democracy, finally!0

    M A Hossain      11/5/2018 Corruption plagued Najib Razak must have been counting hours for his stepping into prison, facing numerous charges. Most possibly, he will have to remain in jail for many years – if not until the end of his life. In proverb it is said- money can buy everything. Possibly true!

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  • South Asian Water Conflict1

    by Ashok Bala  11/5/2018 Introduction South Asia is a macro-geographical region wherein various countries in close geographical proximity share certain commonality of interests. These interests could incorporate a whole gamut of historical, geographical, economic, political, social and cultural aspects. In fact, it is a region where geography, history, politics, and culture are truly intertwined and

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  • US withdrawal from Iran-Nuclear Deal: Impact on India0

    by Rameez Raja Mir     11/5/2018   Introduction The US President Donald Trump on May 8, 2018, announced US withdrawal from the historical 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Trump stated that the 2015 agreement which included p5+1 was a “horrible one-sided deal that should never have been made.” He further stated that the United States “will

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  • Impact of CPEC on social change and capacity building in Pakistan0

    Recent decades have seen tremendous technological progress in computing and telecommunications. The contemporary world will see huge impacts of this technological development on society and policymakers. This study will specifically focus on the impacts of technological development under the China Pakistan joint development project namely China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through establishing IT Parks in Pakistan. Pakistan

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  • Can Maldives benefit from India’s ‘improving relations’ with China?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  10 May 2018 If media reports and analyses are to be believed, version 2.0 of the ubiquitous, yet-forgettable ‘Hindi-Chini bhai, bhai’ slogan from the Nehruvian era may hold the key to removing at least some of the recent avoidable strains in bilateral relations between Maldives and larger neighbour India in the shared Indian Ocean

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  • Backing out of the Iran deal hurts Trump’s South Asia strategy0

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on February 17, 2018. Photo: Iranian Presidency – Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran doesn’t only deliver a blow to the global nonproliferation regime and stability in the Middle East. It also poses major

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  • India’s Public Diplomacy in Afghanistan and Implications for Pakistan1

      by Zeenat Mughal      10/5/2018 In the modern age of globalization, states pursue their national interest through Public diplomacy, and it is used as a strategy to win the hearts and minds of other state locals instead of launching hidden propaganda against any state, and that’s exactly what India is doing. India’s growing

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  • Bangladesh’s diplomatic blunder in the Middle East0

    Credit : Benar news M A Hossain        10/5/2018 When Saudi King Salman accorded a royal reception to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and sought Dhaka’s active participation in the Saudi-led coalition by sending Bangladeshi troops, Hasina gave a cautious reply. She vowed to send troops only if the holy mosques in Mecca

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  • Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution0

    By Habib Siddiqui       10/5/2018   Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution [Forwarded by Habib Siddiqui, a participant to the conference in Germany] Preamble: Humans’ right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are inalienable These rights cannot be usurped nor can they be violated by any government, people, or community. Perpetrators

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  • Global Trends of Maritime Piracy0

      Muhammad Abbas Hassan Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy. Around 80 percent of global trade by volume and over 70 percent of global trade by value are carried by sea and are handled by ports worldwide. These shares are even higher in the case of most developing countries.

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  • Sri Lanka; Bench-marking Cabinet berths!0

    Sathiya Moorthy,  10 May 2018  In London recently for the Commonwealth Summit, President Maithiripala Sirisena was reported to have told the BBC Sinhala channel that those selected for Cabinet positions ‘must not only be acceptable locally but also internationally’. Though the question reportedly pertained to the choice for Law and Order Minister, the President was quoted as

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  • Playing US sanctions: China walks a fine line in Iran0

    By James M. Dorsey      10/5/2018 Chinese businessman Sheng Kuan Li didn’t worry about sanctions when he decided in 2010 to invest $200 million in a steel mill in Iran that started producing ingots and billet within months of the lifting of punitive measures against the Islamic republic as part of 2015 international nuclear

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