Commentaries & Articles
Rohingya Refugee Children : Que Sara Sara?

A recent visit to a Rohingya camp near Cox bazar at Samlapore in Bangladesh revealed a reality that had been known about but not quite understood nor realised its full implications till the prevailing conditions for were seen. As is well documen....

Political Unrest in Hong Kong: Where is it Headed?

Introduction The current protests in Hong Kong doesn’t seem to be ending. The protestors are working on the weekdays and staging protests on the weekends. Recently, the clash between the police and the demonstrators have become fierce; two prote....

Islamic State’s Attack on Border Outpost in Tajikistan

In the night of 6 November 2019, a deadly attack on a Tajik outpost near to Uzbekistan’s border took place. According to the Tajik authorities, the clash between the attackers and security forces claimed 17 lives. Tajik authorities also claimed tha....

भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना के चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ पर फैसले का क्रियान्वयन

स्टडी ग्रुप का गठन भारतीय सशस्त्र सेना का चीफ ऑफ डिफेंस स्टाफ (सीडीएस) नियुक्त करने का बहुतप्र....

The ‘Trumpeachment’ Clouds

The clouds are thickening, and we do not know whether there will be thunder and lightning that can cause peril to the occupant of the White House. But, we do know that it will get worse before it gets better, if it ever does, and we see a cloudless b....

Kashmir: The Climb Ahead

“Don’t hit at all if it is honourably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft”, - Theodore Roosevelt A State of Complexities At the time of India’s independence, the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was, by the very nature of its ....

Finally, Islamic State’s “Caliph” is “Dead”! – An Initial Assessment

“No group or nation should mistake America’s intentions: We will not rest until terrorist groups of global reach have been found, have been stopped, and have been defeated.” – Former US President George W. Bush (06 November 2001)1 On 26 Oc....

West Asia Round-Up: October 2019

Abstract Arab Spring 2.0 is in full view. The Middle East continued to reverberate with protests and demonstrations against regimes in several countries leading to the exit or resignations of the leaders in Lebanon and Iraq in the same vein as ....

Notes from the Sub-continent - October 2019

In this month’s compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we look at some big ticket items on the diplomacy and national security fronts - for Bangladesh, the focus is on Prime Minister Sheikh ....

The Arab Spring 2.0 in Full Swing

The cinders of the Arab Spring of 2010-11 have been reignited after smouldering for a while given the mixed outcomes and unfulfilled promises and expectations. The countries starting with Tunisia, that underwent the revolutions, witnessed minor chang....

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