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  • Why India Lacks a Great Power Status1

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    • October 30, 2017

    It is evident that to become a regional hegemon; one has to believe in an expansionist policy that means expanding across one’s territory and building the most powerful state in one’s region. Also, the state also has to check the power of the other states in its region for dominance. No doubt, India practices the

  • Self-Determination Means Different Things in Quebec, Catalonia and Punjab0

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    • October 29, 2017

    By Kanwar Sandhu on 28/10/2017 While the UN Charter provides for the right of self-determination of peoples, not all cases are the same. Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh’s statement on the subject has opened a Pandora’s box. Canadian leader Jagmeet Singh. Credit: Reuters/Mark Blinch Earlier this week, the Canadian leader Jagmeet Singh opened a Pandora’s box

  • How Israel is helping Myanmar army against Rohingya1

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    • October 29, 2017

    Shailaja Neelakantan | NEW DELHI: Israel has refused to stop supplying arms to the Myanmar army, which human rights groups say is involved in the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims+ , saying, “the matter is clearly diplomatic”, reported online news portal Middle East Eye (MEE). Not just that, Israeli arms companies like TAR Ideal Concepts

  • TIBETANS SHOULD BELIEVE THAT INDEPENDENCE POSSIBLE0

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    • October 28, 2017

        Some of the recent observations and comments made in social media by the number of Tibetans living as refugees or citizens in other countries give an impression that some of them may be losing confidence that independence of Tibet would happen in their lifetime. Some of them seem to think that such hope

  • India is not a democracy but ‘demon-o-cracy’0

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    • October 28, 2017

    India as per its constitution, is a secular nation but secularism has been blatantly misused by the majority of political parties in the country. The Congress party, which held power for most of the period since independence from the British rule in 1947, openly indulged in communal appeasement. The following case is an apt example

  • Hamid Karzai’s Call for a Grand Afghan Assembly Can Shake Up Politics in the Country0

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    • October 28, 2017

     By Anand K. Sahay on 27/10/2017  The former president’s public decision to lead political activity in that direction fundamentally means asking questions arising out of the US presence in Afghanistan. Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai calls for urgent loya jirga to “resolve the crisis in the country”, October 12, 2017. Credit: YouTube Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s

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