Commentaries & Articles
President Trump’s Visit to India: Need to Focus on the Strategic Context

President Trump is visiting India on a state visit on 24-25 February 2020. The Indian government will no doubt lay out the red carpet for the visiting President. This is President Trump’s first visit to India as President. Although the visit comes ....

Myanmar Round Up: January 2020 (A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar)

Myanmar charged into the New Year with high profile events dominating January 2020, viz. the visit by Xi Jinping; publication of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) Report and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) interim verdict. In addi....

The Wuhan Coronavirus Epidemic - Lessons for Governance

Introduction Transparency or the sharing of accessible, timely, relevant, and accurate information in an open manner is a core component of good governance.1 More broadly, transparency refers to “the quality of being open, co....

The Virus Effect on India-China Trade

Coronavirus (CoV) has caught China in its grip, China and the world are trying to grasp the effect of this virus on its population both medically as well as economically. The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes it as “a large family of viruse....

पूर्वोत्तर में तस्वीर बदलने वाले समझौते

पिछले दिनों दो अहम समझौते किए गए और उनसे पूर्वोत्तर में स्थायी शांति और समृद्धि आने की उम्मीद ह....

Creating an Effective CDS for India’s National Defence

Background Nearly two decades after submission of the Kargil Review Committee (KRC) report in 1999, the Group of Ministers (GOM) Report in 2001 and recommendations of the Naresh Chandra Task Force in 2012, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)....

West Asia Roundup - January 2020

Abstract: The year ended on a sombre note and 2020 woke up to more accentuated volatility in West Asia pursuant to the targeted killing of highly influential Iranian IRIGC General Qassem Soleimani by the US drone strikes in Iraq ( ....

The United Kingdom Hit by another Islamist Extremism Inspired Terror Attack

The knife terror attack on 02 February 2020 in Streatham High Road in London, United Kingdom (UK) brought back memories of a similar terror incident on the streets of London on 29 November 2019 in which a Pakistan-origin British national—Usman Khan....

Does The Trump Plan for Peace Make Sense?

Before answering the question, let us look at the highlights of the 180-page plan worked out over three years, between Israel and U.S., with marginal consultations with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and one or two others , but not with the Palestinians wh....

Addressing the Slugfest over Government Statistics

The arena of government statistical data is an unlikely subject for a political slugfest, given that there is a plethora of issues that can and do engage those who are suitably inclined. Besides, it is too ‘dull’ a matter to catch the attention o....

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