Gun Violence at Pulse in Orlando in United States: The American Response to Gun Running and the Jihadi Dimension

The Pulse mass shooting in Orlando is a horrendous and atrocious event which beats the American nation, its establishment and its people at their famed homeland security management. One perception contends that Orlando has been attacked by a well groomed but heretic ISIS functionary who is hiding under the arc of being a derelict as narrated to the larger world by his family after his demise at the hands of the security forces.

China’s Second Great Wall

Over the last year or so, but more so over the last month, a view has been doing the rounds of China building another “Great Wall”. References to this Chinese Great Wall have been made by the US Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter when he spoke about China erecting a “Great Wall of Isolation” at the US Naval Academy graduation ceremony in May 2016 and subsequently at the Shangri-la Dialogue 2016. Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of the U.S.

मुश्किल में कश्मीर

1947 में विभाजन से पहले के दिनों में जब उत्‍तर पश्चिम भारत का ज्‍यादातर हिस्‍सा सांप्रदायिक उन्‍माद से ग्रस्‍त था, उस समय पड़ोसी राज्‍य जम्‍मू-कश्‍मीर में किसी भी प्रकार के सांप्रदायिक तनाव का कोई संकेत नहीं मिला। इससे महात्‍मा गांधी को सांत्‍वना मिली, जिन्‍होंने अपनी आत्‍मकथा में लिखा, ‘‘जम्‍मू–कश्‍मीर में मुझे उम्‍मीद की किरण नजर आती है।’’ कश्‍मीर सदियों से शांति एवं सांप्रदायिक सौहार्द की मिसाल रहा था। मुगलों के समय से ही कश्‍मीर को ‘धरती का स्‍वर्ग’ कहा जाता था। अपने प्राकृतिक सौंदर्य, सूफी संस्‍कृति और सांप्रदायिक मेलजोल के कारण वास्‍तव में यह स्‍वर्ग ही था। अपराध की बहुत कम दर के साथ शाय

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. The House of Councilors has 242 members, who are elected for six-year terms. Elections are held for half of all upper house seats every three years and will now be held for 121 seats.The members of the House of Representatives are elected for a four-year term.

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 a heavy traffic of high-level defense-oriented visits from both sides; as a result, military cooperation has received greater importance.

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 के मामल में भारत का सहयोग किया है और पाकिस्‍तान पर पर्याप्‍त प्रयास नहीं करने का आरोप लगाना सही नहीं है। सरताज अजीज के साक्षात्‍कार से कम से कम इतना तो साफ है कि वह भारत को इशारा कर रहे हैं कि भारत में पाकिस्‍तान की सरकार के समर्थन वाले और उसके समर्थन के बगैर काम करने वाले तत्‍व, जो सरकार समर्थित तत्‍वों के स

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. No Government, least of all his, which was ushered in by the people with enormous expectations of public delivery, can be judged by the number of announcements it makes. It is eventually rated by the proficiency in execution of its policies and programmes.

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। देश के भीतर म्‍यांमार के विभिन्‍न जातीय सशस्‍त्र समूहों के साथ शांति प्रक्रिया एवं सुलह को तेज करना प्रमुख मुद्दों में से है, जिससे जल्‍द से जल्‍द निपटना होगा।

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 by the Madheshi people, it was promulgated on September 20, 2015. But the irony is that it has not been implemented even after nine months of its promulgation.

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. This is the latest incident in a gradually rising frequency of jihadist-inspired attacks in the West. For a country like the US, which is often seen as the vanguard of peace, stability, democracy and freedom of expression, the attack has evoked several questions as to how far some of its citizens preserve divergent values.