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Chabahar Port - A Rethink is Needed

Russian, Chinese, American and Pakistani representatives met in Beijing on the 10th and 11th of July to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. This was the third such consultation between Russia, China and the US, and the first in which Pakistan parti....

The Spirit of Indian Federalism

The issue of India’s federal nature has been both a subject of reiteration and conflict between the ruling party and the opposition. There have been instances when the opposition parties accused the Centre of violating the federal spirit through po....

बिम्सटेक - एक सुरक्षा ढांचे की तरफ

प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के दूसरी बार जनादेश पाने के भारत के घरेलू और विदेश नीति दोनों के लि....

Challenges for the New President of European Commission

Sixty year-old, Ursula von der Leyen, the German defense minister, has been nominated by the national governments of the European Union (EU) to be president of the European Commission (EC). If the nomination is approved by EU Parliament, Leyen will b....

Burhan Wani and the Rise in Militancy in South Kashmir

In the continuing trend of Kashmiri youth joining militancy, five youth from five villages under the jurisdiction of Srigufwara and Bijbehara police stations in Anantnag district went missing in the last week of June. They showed up on social media s....

पश्चिमी एशिया की समीक्षा- मई, 2019

अमेरिका और ईरान पवित्र रमजान का महीना मई, अमन बहाली के बजाय, मध्य-पूर्व में तनाव बढ़ने का गवाह र....

Fortnightly Notes from the South Asian Sub-Continent

Bangladesh: No justice in extrajudicial killing After a murder accused was killed in an encounter with the police earlier this month, Bangladesh’s apex court made clear that it did not approve of such ‘extrajudicial’ killings. The judges sai....

US Policy and India’s Energy Needs

The United States of America has decided to roll back the waivers on its sanctions on entities or countries engaged in oil trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The waivers known as Significant Reduction Exemption (SRE) expired on 2 May 2019. Non....

New Breed of Kashmiri Terrorists

The current phase of militancy in Kashmir has a very strong ideological basis. It is completely different from what it was in the early 1990s. Islamist theology originating from Wahabism and Maududism provides the requisite ideological input to the c....

Pakistan Federal Budget 2019-20 - Unrealistic Ambitions

Pakistan’s Federal Budget was unveiled on June 11, 2019, under the looming shadow of International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) conditionalities seeking to curb the consistently misused fiscal space as well as the gloomy growth projection of 2.4 percent....

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