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US Treasury Securities: Why holding US Debt matters in East Asia

Being an exports-driven and a high trade-to-GDP region, East Asia has more often than not used monetary instruments to affect favorable exchange rates. Depreciated exchange rates have been vital in ensuring the competitiveness of exports and a...

Economic Studies

Clean Up of the Political and Electoral System must get High Priority

The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi’s view that the time has come to discuss the issue of political funding is a logical corollary to the major campaign he has launched against corruption and black money and in this effort he has a strong...

Governance and Political Studies

Japan and Africa: The Role of ‘TICAD’

Background of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD): A Pioneering Initiative

Africa has been an important world region for Japan's trade and investment. Except for the development of raw material...

Economic Studies

जम्मू कश्मीर – अनुच्छेद 370 की अनुल्लंघनीयता पर निर्णय

जम्मू-कश्मीर उच्च न्यायालय ने लगभग एक वर्ष पहले जब यह फैसला दिया कि राज्य को “संप्रभुता” प्राप्त है क्योंकि उसे यह दर्जा भारतीय संविधान के “अनुच्छेद 370 के अंतर्गत” दिया गया है तो पाकिस्तान के अखबार डॉन ने प्रसन्न होकर यह...

Hindi, Governance and Political Studies

India Enhances its Missile Deterrence Capabilities

With successful fourth test of India’s AGNI-V, an Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that has a range of 5000 kilometers plus India strengthened its missile deterrence capabilities. The three-stage, solid propellant surface-to-...

National Security and Strategic Studies

दरकती हुई “खिलाफत” और उसके नतीजे: पश्चिमी नजरिया

2014 के उत्तरार्द्ध में अंतरराष्ट्रीय समुदाय ने अमेरिका के नेतृत्व में जब अपना दाएश (आईएसआईएस) विरोधी संयुक्त सैन्य अभियान शुरू किया तभी से प्रत्येक प्रतिभागी देश और स्वयं दाएश पर इसके संभावित प्रभाव पर चर्चा शुरू हो गई थी और अभी तक जारी है।...

National Security and Strategic Studies, Hindi

Need to Reform Funding of Political Parties

One of the good fallouts of the Union Government’s demonetisation drive has been a renewed demand for reforms in the funding of political parties. After all, since demonetisation is supposed to tackle black money and the role of black money...

In Perspective, Governance and Political Studies

Indo-Pak Ties Likely to Remain Fraught in 2017

2017 marks the 70th year of Independence and the ‘Great Divide’ between India and Pakistan. The 69th year – 2016 – saw a steep deterioration in the already not so normal state of relations between the two countries and it is highly...

Pakistan, Neighbourhood Studies

Indus Waters Treaty Revisited

Recognising the need to impose costs on Pakistan for its relentless export of terrorism to India the Modi government is having a relook at the Indus Waters Treaty. This move, the first of its kind by any Indian government, is also eminently...

Pakistan, Neighbourhood Studies

पुलिस सुधारों के लिए पुलिस की मनोवृत्ति सुधारना आवश्यक है

देश में जहां कहीं भी जघन्य या गम्भीर अपराध होते हैं तो संबंधित राज्य पुलिस तथा मीडिया रटी-रटायी पुलिसबल में संख्या की कमी को मुख्य कारण बताकर पुलिसिंग में कोताही से पल्ला झाड़ने की कोशिश करते हैं। परन्तु देखने में आया है कि देश के कुछ हिस्सों जैसे...

Hindi, Governance and Political Studies