• Gotabaya says he won’t harm India’s interests and will renegotiate Hambantota deal with China0

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    • November 26, 2019

    by Editor November 26, 2019 Colombo, November 26 ( The new Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that his government will not do anything that will threaten the security of India. Equally significantly, he has also said that he will renegotiate the 99-year lease of Hambantota port to China. In a video interview to

  • Sri Lanka: What Does Rajapaksa’s Victory Mean For Tamil Polity?0

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    • November 26, 2019

    By SAAG Prof. Ramu Manivannan* 26 November 2019 The victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was much anticipated in the recently held 16th November presidential elections in Sri Lanka given the course of national politics after the evaporation of false euphoria over the success of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in keeping Mahinda Rajapaksa out

  • Can Saudi Arabia’s Aramco IPO Bring Peace to the Middle East?0

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    • November 26, 2019

    By Sanjay Kapoor 26 November 2019 Why you should care A period of calmness opens up opportunities for key negotiations that could bring longer-term peace. At the yellow desert stone convention center at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Riyadh, people were chatting about the potential size of what Saudi Arabia hopes will be the world’s biggest-ever IPO.

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  • India’s slowing economy takes deadly turn, but Modi’s in denial0

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    • November 25, 2019

    Growth is falling, unemployment is rising, banks are being battered and people hounded for tax are killing themselves Something is up in India’s economy, if only the prime minister would admit it Kunal Purohit  23 Nov, 2019 ‘Tax terrorism’ is driving Indians to despair. Photo: AFPWhen Vodafone Chief executive Nick Read told reporters in London this month

  • India-US Bilateral Relations Efforts and Results0

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    • November 25, 2019

    India-US ties have always been under the realm of uncertainty, post-cold war. Despite that, India chose to remain agnostic towards both the superpower. U.S.A largely perceived India closer to USSR because Russian history and literature were continuously part of Indian universities and elite culture. Nuclear test added fuel to the fire. It is only after

  • China’s economic health important to world: IMF chief0

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    • November 25, 2019

    Xinhua | November 24, 2019 China has been a major growth engine for the world economy, and its economic health bears global significance, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told Xinhua in a recent interview. The world economy is on its track to register the lowest growth over the last decade, and China’s


  • Sri Lanka’s Maritime Security Dilemma0

    August 16, 2019 by Natasha Fernando Within the broad category of maritime security—which encompasses dealing with piracy, terrorism, territorial disputes, trafficking, and natural disasters—an emerging global trend is the push for naval modernization. Naval modernization refers to how states improve naval capabilities by upgrading equipment and assets and apply modern military technology to the maritime

  • Kashmir: Revoking Article 370: Why now?1

     Ali Riaz 16 August 2019 More than a week has passed since Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution have been scrapped by the Narendra Modi-led BJP government. The complete communication lockdown in Kashmir, imposed in the wake of the abrogation, is still in place; curfew is yet to be lifted in some places; leaders

  • Kashmir Crisis Forebodes a New World Order in the Making0

    by James M. Dorsey 15 August 2019 India’s decision to deprive Kashmir of its autonomy, alongside a clampdown in the troubled north-western Chinese province of Xinjiang and US-backed Israeli annexation of Arab land, is the latest indication of what a new world order led by civilisational leaders may look like. In dealing with recent conflicts,

  • Partition of India: One US Diplomat’s Notes0

    August 10, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Was Jinnah Hindu? U.S. Favored United Indi. Muslim League Distrusted Congress. How Nehru Could Prevent Partition. The Partition of India in 1947 by Britain to create two independent countries wreaked havoc in human lives and miseries. It killed two million people, according to various estimates, and displaced 14 million. Its

  • Decoding the Rajapaksa-ticket0

    N Sathiya Moorthy e 12 August 2019 As expected, Mahinda Rajapaksa has named brother and his war-time Defence Secretary Gota Rajpaksa as his SLPP-JO’s presidential candidate. Equally predicted was his becoming the prime ministerial nominee of the combine. The latter announcement, more than the former, has the potential to rock the rival UNP of Prime Minister

  • Security Architecture In The Gulf: Troubled Prospects0

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (Wikimedia Commons) by James M. Dorsey 14 August 2019 Russia, backed by China, hoping to exploit mounting doubts in the Gulf about the reliability of the United States as the region’s sole security guarantor, is proposing a radical overhaul of the security architecture in an area that is

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