democracy
Major Shift in India’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Over the Last 10 Years: A Layman Understanding

Although terrorism has yet to find a universally acceptable definition and continues to be contexed with insurgency and militancy, we in India go by a generic description. Terror is associated with acts of unbridled violence against established autho....

A Retired Bureaucrat’s 2024 Election Takeaways

With the dust of the 2024 election having finally settled and a new National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government having been sworn in it is now appropriate to attempt to tease out some of its key takeaways. For starters, it should definitively pu....

Neighborhood News Digest-03 June 2024

Afghanistan
Pakistan asks Afghanistan to hand over perpetrators of March terror attack – Tolo News
Pakistan confirmed on May 31 that it had formally asked Afghanistan to hand over the alleged perpetrators of a recent terrori....

Sheikh Hasina’s Post-Election Diplomacy: Strengthening Ties with the Western World

Introduction
In February this year, PM Sheikh Hasina undertook her first overseas official visit to Munich, after her re-election for the fourth consecutive time, to attend the Munich Security Conference (MSC) which was held from February....

Bharat Rising: Dharma, Democracy, Diplomacy; Author: Utpal Kumar; BleuOneInk; Rs. 599/-

When a colonised nation gets rid of its masters, one of its first acts is to reclaim its civilisational and cultural narrative, a legacy that had been pummelled and distorted beyond recognition and replaced by the coloniser’s worldview. For, what b....

Neighborhood News Digest- 18 March 2024

Afghanistan
Amir Khan Muttaqi invites new Pakistani FM to Kabul-The Khama Press
The Afghan National Television reported that Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Foreign Minister of the Taliban, has invited Ishaq Dar, Pakistan’s fo....

Indian Democracy and Governance

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) receives a large number of foreign delegations, student groups and individuals who do not have a great deal of familiarity with India but wish to know about the country, its history, geography, civilisat....

In Defence of Indonesian Democracy

In politics, as in life, context is everything. This is something on which almost everyone agrees and yet most of us ignore. The result is at times tragic, such as when we hit peak hour traffic jams on way to catch the last train home. At others, it ....

Neighborhood News Digest – 21 December 2023

Afghanistan
Haqqani Welcomes Recommendations of Turkish Scholars-Tolo News
The Acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, in a meeting with a delegation of religious scholars from Turkey, said their recommendations for stren....

A Victory for Democracy in Liberia

In a knife-edge election, Joseph Boakai made a stunning comeback and is set to become Liberia’s new leader. With 50.9 percent of the vote, the 78-year-old leader, a former vice president, saw a close victory over his main rival, incumbent Weah, who....

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