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Developmental Onslaught in Inner Mongolia

Rampant sacrifice of hapless marginalised section of the society at the altar of ideology of development is too common to stir commotion in human sensitivity. The grotesque death scene of Mongol nomad Mergen whose head was crushed to pieces under the....

Naoto Kan Government’s Handling of the Nuclear Crisis

Much has been written about Kan government’s handling of the nuclear crisis which hit Japan in the wake of the earthquake and the resultant tsunami in early March this year. Two opinion polls conducted by Kyodo News agency in late March and late Ap....

How India Deals with Pakistan and China

It might be interesting to analyse our diplomatic handling of China and Pakistan on a comparative basis. These two countries pose the most difficult and complex foreign policy challenges to us. Is our approach to both countries similar, or there are ....

Pakistan’s Trajectory: Beginning of the end?

Hardly anyone will dispute that May 2011 has been a mensis horribilus for Pakistan. The events that transpired during the month – the US raid to kill Osama bin Laden and the subsequent pressure on Pakistan to start delivering on its commitments in ....

Is India Not a Nation?

Most of the British and European nationals who came to India in the 18th and 19thcenturies were simply dismayed at its vast geographical dimensions, it’s cultural diversity and religious plurality. They could not believe that all thee could co-exis....

Plight of Hindus in Bangladesh: Some Recent Trends

All is not well with the minorities in Bangladesh, especially the Hindus. One of the major election planks of the Awami League (AL) during the last general elections of 2008 was its assurance of securing the rights of the minorities of Bangladesh and....

BRICS Summit and Beyond – An Assessment

General For the premier emerging economies of the World, BRICS as they have been categorised by Goldman Sachs a decade ago, the Third Summit in Sanya though some tend to categorise it as the First as South Africa was included for the first time wa....

Pak Unlikely to Mend its Ways

We should be clear-sighted about the impact of Osama bin Laden’s killing on the domestic situation in Pakistan, US-Pakistan relations, the situation in Afghanistan, China’s goals in the region, the war on terrorism and, of course, India. Pakis....

Chinese Moves on the Brahmaputra: Threat or Hype

Water—one of the most important natural resource on earth—has taken centre-stage in the North East and is steadily becoming a weapon of geopolitics. It began as a mass movement engineered by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti and its demand to halt....

China in the Af-Pak Region

There have been lot of conjectures and apprehensions regarding the role China would play in Afghanistan since Obama in his New Afghan Policy proposed July 2011 as a dateline for commencing the withdrawal of American troops, eventually leading to a co....

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