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  • The Perils & Positives of Track II Diplomacy – India Focus

    The Perils & Positives of Track II Diplomacy – India Focus0

    Track II diplomacy is a term coined by an American diplomat Joseph Montville in the 1970s which entails countries engaging via networks that operate complementary to the official government capacity. Only after the Soviet War in Afghanistan did this concept gain prominence. Track II dialogues have been an integral part in laying the groundwork for

  • The Potentials of India-Bangladesh Coastal Shipping

    The Potentials of India-Bangladesh Coastal Shipping0

    Earlier this year, Bangladesh shipping minister Shajahan Khan launched the coastal shipping service between Bangladesh and India at the New Mooring container terminal at Chittagong port. The minister said coastal shipping was being implemented within a year after the agreement was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in June 2015. Khan said, “The goods

  • In Bangladesh the politics of democracy is dysfunctional

    In Bangladesh the politics of democracy is dysfunctional0

    No doubt, it is a disturbing fact that the BNP is in dire crisis. Almost 28 months after the unnecessarily boycotted general elections — when it receded to its worst political performance ever — the then-grand centre-right-wing party is in a state of drift. It appears confused about its next steps, and certainly bereaved of

  • India’s GST Bill is aimed at achieving corporate control over democratic mechanisms

    India’s GST Bill is aimed at achieving corporate control over democratic mechanisms0

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced recently that almost all states except Tamil Nadu are on board on the draft GST bill that aims, among other things, to take away most autonomous taxation powers from the state governments. From being opposed by then-Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, to now being furiously pursued by the Union

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