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Kashmir Urgently Needs a Fresh Intellectual Discourse

As the situation in Kashmir slowly but steadily seems to ease off, the baffling question in most quarters is that how should the Government move forward in restoring the confidence of large sections of people in the Valley. This question does not app....

दक्षिण चीन सागर में हालिया समुद्रीय घटनाएं

दक्षिण चीन सागर में पिछले कुछ हफ्तों में दो समुद्रीय घटनाएं हुई हैं। पहली घटना फिलिपींस और चीन ....

Myanmar Round Up: August 2019

8888 Uprising Celebrations The month of August holds reverence in the Myanmar political calendar due to the 8888 Pro-Democracy Uprising, named so since the uprising for democracy peaked on 8 Aug 1988 at Yangon University. This eventually paved te ....

Act Far East policy: A New Construct in India’s Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Modi visited Vladivostok for the 5th meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum as the Chief Guest on 4-5 September 2019 on the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The 20th India-Russia Annual Summit was held in Vladivostok foll....

West Asia Monthly Round-Up: August 2019

Abstract West Asia continues to be fraught with uncertainty and mixed diplomatic discourse. On the one hand US-Iran spat continues but showed the signs of fissure in the so called “Alliance of the Willing” as UK released the detained Iranian ....

Japan Promotes Indo-Pacific in African Strategic Thinking

In his opening address at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Prime Minister Abe sought support from the African nations to join hands with Japan and work together to “safeguard the Indo-Pacific, which connects Af....

Recent Transgressions by China in the South China Sea

Activities of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) China along with Vietnam is the largest claimants of islands in the South China Sea. China has built military bases to include berthing sites for war ships, air strips for fighter and transp....

Comments on Draft National Education Policy 2019

The Ministry of Higher Education has brought out the Country’s First Education Policy of this century, which is nearly after three and a half decades of the earlier policy. Looking to the rate of change in the end of last century and still faster i....

The Radhakrishnan Commission’s Recommendations for the Inclusion of Comparative Religion1

On the occasion of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday on 5 September, let us revisit an almost forgotten contribution of his. The man, whose birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day, had also served as the Chairperson of the University Education ....

Sri Lanka-US military Ties in the Indo-Pacific

On August 18, Sri Lankan media reported that the United States had decided to suspend bilateral negotiations with Colombo on the controversial Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) until after the presidential election in the island nation1. While this p....

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