Japanese Polity Weighs on Abenomics

The next round of elections to the Upper House of Parliament, the Diet in Japan will be held on 10 July. The Diet, divided into an Upper House or the House of Councilors and a Lower House, the House of Representatives, has a varying schedule of elections.

Southeast Asia Can’t Get Enough of Israel’s Weapons

Present-day Israeli foreign policy is giving considerable attention to the Southeast Asian countries, namely Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar. In the past few years, there has been

बातचीत के बदले हक है आतंकवाद?

पाकिस्‍तानी प्रधानमंत्री के विदेशी मामलों के सलाहकार सरताज अजीज ने पिछले दिनों एक साक्षात्‍कार में हास्‍यास्‍पद आरोप लगाया कि भारत आतंकवाद को पाकिस्‍तान से बातचीत नहीं करने के बहाने के तौर पर इस्‍तेमाल कर रहा है। उन्‍होंने धूर्तता के साथ यह दावा भी किया कि पाकिस्‍तान ने पठानकोट आतंकी हमले

Implementation, Key to Good Governance

Where failure is not an option

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly told his ministerial colleagues during a recent interaction that it was time to redouble efforts to effectively implement various pronouncements of the Government.

म्‍यांमार में सत्‍ता परिवर्तन और भारत-म्‍यांमार संबंध

म्‍यांमार में नेशनल लीग फॉर डेमोक्रेसी के राष्‍ट्रपति तिन जॉ के नेतृत्‍व वाली नई सरकार, जिसकी कमान असल में आंग सान सू ची के हाथ में है, को सत्‍ता में आए दो महीने पूरे हो गए। वर्तमान म्‍यांमार सरकार के सामने देश में और पड़ोसियों तथा अन्‍य प्रमुख शक्तियों के साथ विकसित होते संबंधों में कई बड़ी चुनौतियां हैं।

No Going Back from Federal System in Nepal

The Madhesh movement that started in June 2015 against the 16-point deal to draft Nepal’s new constitution on “fast track” approach is continuing unabated till today. Amidst most fierce opposition to the constitution

Orlando Massacre: Another Wake-Up Call

The brutal attack on a gay nightclub—Pulse—in Orlando in the early hour of 12 June shocked not only the United States (US) but also the international community which is grappling with the rising phenomenon of lone wolf attacks.

चाबहार – रणनीतिक प्रतिद्वंद्विता से अफगानिस्तान का फायदा

ईरान और अफगानिस्तान तथा उसके भी आगे मध्य एशिया तक व्यापारिक मार्ग तैयार करने का भारत का प्रयास पूरा होने ही वाला है क्योंकि अप्रैल, 2016 में इन देशों के मध्य हुई वार्ता के बाद जिन तकनीकी दलों पर सहमति बनी थी, उन्हें अंतिम रूप दे दिया गया है। भारत, ईरान और अफगानिस्तान ने त्रिपक्षीय परिवहन एवं आवागमन के ‘चाबहार’ समझौते के प्रावधानों को अंतिम रूप दे दिया। ईरान में 23 मई, 2016 को नरेंद्र मोदी, हसन रूहानी और अशरफ गनी की मौजूदगी में इस ऐतिहासिक समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर हो ही गए।

Fixing India’s School Education System

The recent Bihar State education board scandal that gripped the nation’s attention and shook its conscience, has no doubt exposed the State’s pathetic education ecosystem. It has showed up the system’s underbelly where marks at board examinations and certificates (for courses not studied) can be bought for the right price (the amount is decided on the basis of grades desired). Only a year ago, the country was stunned at images of people climbing up walls like Spiderman and passing on answer slips to students appearing for examinations inside a hall in the same State.

Has Iran given up its nuclear option?

The year 2016 has seen Iran re-integrate with the world, both politically and economically. This is enabled by the implementation of JCPOA (Joint comprehensive plan of action or the Nuclear Deal) in January. The nuclear sanctions over Iran were withdrawn and it has seen a series of bilateral visits, both by its President abroad and by other leaders to Iran. However one aspect that stands in contrast to this environment of bonhomie and seems to go against the trend is Iran’s ballistic missile program.