India-UAE bilateral relations: towards strategic partnership Sudanshu Tripathi As West Asia is an extended part of Greater Asia and UAE is an important core member of this region just as India is in East Asia, both countries need to explore and consolidate the roots of their social and cultural ties coming down today since ages.
PAKISTAN’S ‘ABABEEL’ AND MAINTENANCE OF STRATEGIC BALANCE By: Ali Raza In 1957, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru said in the Lok Sabha that “We have declared quite clearly that we are not interested in making atom bombs, even if we have the capacity to do so and that in no event will we use nuclear energy for destructive
Babur III and Ababeel: Contours and Counters A transporter erector launcher (TEL), carrying four cruise missiles, on display at the IDEAS 2008 defence exhibition, Karachi, Pakistan. By Maimuna Ashraf The South Asian nuclear states are intertwined in a traditional security competition and rapidly enhancing its nuclear capabilities. Currently, both Pakistan and India have enough nuclear-capable
Maldives: Nasheed calls for common candidate against President Yameen N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 25 January 2017 In yet another change of tactic for ‘regime-change’ back home, Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) leader Mohammed ‘Anni’ Nasheed has said that they should now be aiming at the presidential polls of 2018, and also field a common candidate against incumbent,
How Jallikattu protests left the State on the backfoot N Sathiya Moorthy, Rediff.com, 25 January 2017 The governments at the Centre and in the state were unprepared to handle the massive response to the large numbers of people, as they were not aware of the groundswell of public admonition that was against the Establishment, says N Sathiya Moorthy.
Faith, dissent and extremism: how Bangladesh is struggling to stay secular Samia Huq Students gathered in 2013 to show their support for the Shahbag movement for freedom and democracy in Bangladesh The recent violent attacks on a Hindu temple in Bangladesh’s Netrokona district, and previous assaults on temples and homes in October in Brahmanbaria are a
With little leverage to impede Bangladesh’s authoritarianism, US policy towards the country will continue to be primarily transactional. Biden-Bangladesh: Back to square one William B Milam January 21, 2021 A picture of Joe Biden as Democratic candidate taken in February 2020. He was inaugurated as US President on January 20th 2021. Photo: Julien Kouame/Alamy When
by Taj Hashmi 22 January 2021 We know it’s fashionable to hypothesize that democracy is “dying” in the post-Cold War world. It’s true not only for some of the postcolonial democracies in the Third World and some “new democracies” Eastern Europe, but of late, seemingly, it’s also true about the United States. I