By P S Suryanarayana 3 December 2018 Synopsis Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Singapore in mid-November 2018 was an exercise in strategic autonomy. He gained time to carve a comfort zone for India in a proposed regional economic pact which will include China. He also signalled closer strategic rapport with the United States.
By M Ilyas Khan BBC News, Pakistani-administered Kashmir 23 October 2016 Image copyright AP Image caption India’s army said its forces attacked on 29 September – but gave few details India made headlines in late September after carrying out “surgical strikes” on militants across the de-facto border in disputed Kashmir. Days earlier insurgents had attacked
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Sultan – in the eye of a storm over the killing of US-based Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi – shortly after reaching the Argentine capital where they are attending the G-20 Summit. Dec 1, 2018 BUENOS AIRES: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi
Not enough governments are on track to cut carbon emissions, but private sector could be the saviour if coal, oil and gas subsidies are removed, UN Environment suggests Countries are not switching away from coal fast enough to be effective [image by: Andrew / Flickr] Governments will not be able to uphold the Paris Climate
By Editor on December 1, 2018 Colombo, December 1 (newsin.asia): The 14-member Tamil National Alliance (TNA) group in the Sri Lankan parliament, which is playing a pivotal role in the on-going constitutional imbroglio, has told President Maithripala Sirisena that it will not support any move by
By Editor on November 30, 2018 Colombo, November 30 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday failed to get the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to persuade the United National Front (UNF) to put up an alternative to Ranil Wickremesinghe for the post of Prime Minister.
by Hari Prasad Shrestha 30 November 2018 According to media reports, India’s unwillingness to accept Nepal India Eminent Persons’ Groups (EPGs) report reconfirms that it is not ready to reset Nepal-India relations in changed regional and global dynamism. Indian prime Minister Modi seems reluctant to receive the report due to pressure of intelligence
A group of school children react to seeing themselves on the small screen of a video camera at the Bamyan Regional High School June 6, 2012. (Photo ID: 607641). Image credit: Wikipedia ‘The nonviolent resistance strategy adopted by the Hazara remained unsuccessful in putting an end to their persecution’ This paper will cover how,
by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera 30 November 2018 “The pattern of history cannot be changed. We are the progeny of progression across time and space that shift from small scales to big ones and back again.” John Lewis Gaddis, On Grand Strategy The masterpiece the Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy, clearly
Asma Khalid 29 November, 2018 The strategic landscape of the South Asia is comprised of India and Pakistan’s equation connected with the role of other great powers in region. Geo-strategic position and introduction of nuclear arsenal has played central role to transform the relations among South Asian states and great powers. The conflicting national
By James M. Dorsey A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. As Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tours friendly Arab nations in advance of the Group of 20 (G-20) industrialized nations summit in Argentina, Saudi diplomacy aims to achieve two goals: put the killing of journalist Jamal
by Natasha Fernando 28 November 2018 Maritime piracy is a significant threat to safe navigation of the seas. Due to the rise of Somali piracy, different states entered collaborative defense pacts to mitigate the threat. Among these inter-governmental coalitions are those of the European Union Naval Force, Operation Ocean Shield, Combined Task Forces
By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah* 4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced
By: Ahyousha Khan 27 November 2018 Few days ago on the successful completion of the first deterrence petrol of Arihant, which is SSBN (ship submersible ballistic missile nuclear powered) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave statement that now India possesses “credible nuclear deterrence”. There is no doubt that with INS Arihant, India now possess