By James M. Dorsey The Gulf crisis that pits Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Qatar is set to escalate with Doha certain to ignore Monday’s deadline that it complies with demands that would undermine Qatari sovereignty and humiliate Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at a time that he is riding high on
N Sathiya Moorthy, 30 June 2017 Twenty five years after the overnight launch of the ‘economic reforms’, the nation now has an opportunity and need to review the entire process. The state of the economy now should give the government and the nation the confidence to do it lest India should well go downhill just as
By Hari Prasad Shrestha There are two classes of people in Nepal, one is the upper castes and class, which is high and forward, and another is the indigenous or rearward group — all those other than the people of the upper caste. The majority of difﬁdent communities come from the population of indigenous groups
We need to change the way we monitor the pregnancies of women born in South Asia to reduce their chance of a stillbirth. from www.shutterstock.com Miranda Davies-Tuck, Hudson Institute; Euan Wallace, Hudson Institute, and Mary-Ann Davey, Monash University* Australian women born in South Asia are more likely to have a stillbirth than other women, perhaps
By Muhammad Adil Sivia During the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit held in Astana, Kazakhstan on June 9, 2017, Pakistan along with India became full members of SCO. Created on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, the main focus of the organization is countering three evils of terrorism, separatism, and extremism. The members of the
By James M. Dorsey Vulnerable Asian states are bracing for possible pressure to back a Saudi-UAE boycott of Qatar as efforts to mediate an end to the almost month-old Gulf crisis seemingly stall and Saudi Arabia and the UAE struggle to rally credible Muslim and international support for their campaign against the recalcitrant Gulf state.
-Dr. Abdul Ruff A nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST), set to come into effect on Saturday, has faced criticism for its complex design. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on June 29 Thursday asked opposition parties such as Congress and the Left to reconsider their decision to skip the midnight GST launch tomorrow saying they were
By N Manoharan Though small, the Maldives is India’s important neighbour. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Maldives “a valued partner in the Indian Ocean neighbourhood” and said India-Maldives “ties are built on a very strong foundation” the contours of which “are defined by shared strategic, security, economic and developmental goals.” However, the bilateral