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  • India Faces a Looming Disaster0

    Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is an election-winning machine. But its ideology is sharply at odds with economic or social common sense. BY SUMIT GANGULY, JAI SHANKAR PRASAD | JULY 27, 2019 Last May, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has long espoused a form of muscular Hindu nationalism, returned to power for a second term after winning

  • Bhutan: Refugee Issue All But Forgotten?0

    By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan SAAG July 29, 2019 On the World Refugee Day on June 20th, a few articles appeared in the media about the Bhutanese refugees still remaining in the camps in Nepal and about the ordeals faced by the Refugees before they were settled in third countries. There are still 7000 and odd

  • Stress In Indo-US Engagement?0

    India, like many other nations, faces numerous foreign policy challenges as well as doubts about a dependable partnership with the United States. Under the Trump administration, the United States has targeted numerous countries on trade imbalances and in June announced revocation of India’s special trade status. “Despite negative headlines dominating the Indo-US diplomatic engagements in

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  • Sri Lanka: A RAW deal, yet again!0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 18 October 2018 Whether Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans can live without the northern neighbour India, they just cannot live without naming India’s external intelligence agency, ‘Research and Analysis Wing’, R&AW, popularly known as RAW, for most if not all their woes. This has been proved one more time this week with news

  • WTO AGREEMENTS ON AGRICULTURE AND CHALLENGES FOR FOOD SECURITY IN INDIA0

    by Aijaz Ahmad Turrey   16 October 2018 World Trade Organization (WTO): World Trade Organization (WTO) is an organization for opening trade relations among countries. WTO is a medium as well as a place for member governments to settle trade disputes and negotiate trade agreements. WTO came into existence as a result of negotiations operating under

  • Turkey plays Khashoggi crisis to its geopolitical advantage0

    By James M. Dorsey    16 October 2018 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. With Turkish investigators asserting that they have found further evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed when he visited the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, Turkey appears to be leveraging

  • Military Modernization: Transforming Strategic Outlay of India0

    Image credit: Indiatimes.com   India has been engaged in an ongoing comprehensive process of military modernization. The primary purpose behind this military modernization has been to develop effective military capability in order to protect and promote Indian national interest abroad and at home while project military power in South Asia and Indian Ocean region for political

  • ‘Forever war’ in Afghanistan fading from Americans’ memory0

    Michael Kugelman October 10, 2018  Sunday marked the 17th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan. The conflict has dragged on for so long that, very soon, America’s youngest soldiers could be fighting in a war that began before they were born. Aside from a series of news articles, this 17-year milestone didn’t

  • Srilanka: Rajapaksas all the way 0

    Sathiya Moorthy 16 October 2018 There used to be times in the history of a Nation and a people that historians describe a given condition of theirs as being in the ‘crossroads.’ It is often related to cultural and civilisation-related aspects on the one hand, and economic policy and reforms on the other. Occasionally, situations appear

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  • International Affairs Fellowship in India

    William Carrick   23 September 2020 https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship-india International Affairs Fellowship in India Application Deadline October 31, 2020 The Program The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in India, with a grant contributed by Bharti, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and India. The program provides for

  • Myanmar: Is it time for the West to Engage The United Wa State Army?

    Many regional observers suggest that China directs a well-trained, motivated, disciplined proxy army of 30,000 soldiers controlling territory with major cities; agriculture, mining, and industry. At one time this group was considered to be the number one producer of heroin in the world. They now appear to be a global leader in the manufacture Amphetamine

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