By James M. Dorsey Buried in the Gulf crisis are two significant developments likely to shape future international relations as well as power dynamics in the Middle East: the coming out of small states capable of punching far above their weight with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, a driver of the crisis, battling it
Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Israel on Jan 29, 1992, No Indian Prime Minister visited Israel in these 25 years. Since then both emphasized on the need of stronger economic and security relations. Narendra Modi is the first Indian PM who broke the tradition and visited Israel on July 4, 2017.
‘This is potentially escalatory, as China does not believe that India has any basis for interfering in a bilateral dispute between China and one of its neighbours.’ M Taylor Fravel, an expert on China’s border issues, weighed in on the standoff between that country and India at Dokalam over a dispute with a third country,
July 12, 2017 By Nandita Baruah, Nischala Arjal The issue of human trafficking took center stage in the global development discourse with the release of the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on June 27, 2017. The report assesses the progress made by countries worldwide to combat human trafficking and grades them
By Flavia Agnes on 11/07/2017 With its engrained anti-Muslim agenda, the current political regime may find it problematic to hold up its image as a champion of Muslim women. The government has effectively used triple talaq as a political whip. Credit: Reuters Two issues affecting the Muslim community – which have been in the public domain
By P. Stobdan on 11/07/2017 People in Bhutan seem to think it is time to resolve the dispute with China once and for all, without pandering to Indian interests. The Tashichhoedzong in Thumpu, where the Bhutan civil government sits. Credit: Christopher J. Fynn/CC BY-SA 3.0 As the India-China standoff persists, the key question is where Bhutan
On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second
Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility