Dr. Madhumita Srivastava Balaji, a student of political science is an alumna of the Benaras Hindu University Varanasi, India. She is a P.hd in Political Science and the subject of her dissertation has been International Dimensions of Ethnic Conflicts: A Case Study of Kashmir and Northern Ireland, reviewed by the Indian Council of Social Sciences Research, New Delhi and published under the publication grant of ICSSR in 1999-2000. Having taught in colleges of Delhi University, the author is presently a Senior Research Associate with the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi.

Contributions 
Commentary: Bangladesh - The Khaleda Zia Verdict and its Political Implications In a judicial verdict of unprecedented political import, on February 8, 2018, a Special Court in Bangladesh sentenced the former Prime Minister and leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Begum Khaleda Zia, to a five-year jail term, in a case o...

Nepal’s Experiment with Democracy - A Game of Shifting Alliances As is well known to political and strategic analysts dealing with Nepal, the only constant in the country’s recent political history has been the game of alliances and re-alliances, played by the political parties with a view to retaining power. In...

प्रधानमंत्री देउबा की भारत यात्रा – समीक्षा जिस समय डोकलम में भारत-चीन विवाद अपने चरम पर था, ठीक उसी समय 23 से 27 अगस्त के बीच नेपाल के प्रधानमंत...

Prime Minister Deuba’s Visit to India-An Assessment Right in the midst of the then raging Sino-Indian stand-off at Doklam, the Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba paid a five day state visit to India from August 23-27, 2017; his first foreign trip after assuming the charge in May 2017. It was P...

Nepal-Holds First Local Level Elections in 20 Years Nepal appears jubilant at the success of the completion of the local level elections. The fervor seems to be nationwide primarily because elections were held after two decades. The country definitely views this as a landmark development in its quest...

Occasional Papers 
India- Bangladesh Relations: An Enduring Economic Partnership India and Bangladesh share a long history of enduring economic partnership and bi-lateral development. The relationship between the two countries has been one based on mutual trust and cooperation. Our multi-faceted economic relations encompass trad...

Issue Briefs 
Rising Trend of Religious Radicalization in Bangladesh Bangladesh, world's third largest Muslim majority nation has, right from its independence, cherished and followed the cardinal democratic values of freedom, equality, justice and religious tolerance. These, in a major way, also played a pivotal role ...

BBIN: Paradigm Change in South Asia

Introduction:

In a bid to emulate the European Economic Cooperation (EEC, later EC and then EU), and the promise of success in the ASEAN models, South Asian countries got together in December 1985 to form their own South Asian Associatio...

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