Neighbourhood Studies
The Belt and Road Initiative: Is it Viable?

Recently, the US diplomat Alice Wells speaking at the Wilson Center at Washington D.C., criticised the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and questioned the economic feasibility of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).1 She reiterated that ....

Afghanistan: Reopening of peace talks

President Trump, during his surprise visit to Afghanistan on 28 November, has once again shifted the contour of US foreign policy towards the Taliban by declaring that the US has renewed the peace talks with the armed group. What is unique in this re....

अमेरिका-चीन में कारोबारी जंग: चीन में विग्रह

चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (सीसीपी) के नेताओं का मूड उदास-उदास सा है। जैसा कि कहा जाता है कि अमेरिका ....

Supreme Court’s Verdict on Ramjanmbhoomi and its Impact on Nepal

The recent verdict as given by India’s Supreme Court to allow the construction of Lord Ram’s temple at in Ayodhya has been heartily welcomed by over a billion-plus Hindus in India and other parts of the world, including in Nepal. In Janakpur, the....

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections: Reinforcement of Security Concerns

As the latest election in Sri Lanka results reveal, issues of national security continues to be predominant for this island’s population. More generic issues of social welfare, gender sensitivity and local development did not find the similar reson....

Rohingya Refugee Children : Que Sara Sara?

A recent visit to a Rohingya camp near Cox bazar at Samlapore in Bangladesh revealed a reality that had been known about but not quite understood nor realised its full implications till the prevailing conditions for were seen. As is well documen....

Political Unrest in Hong Kong: Where is it Headed?

Introduction
The current protests in Hong Kong doesn’t seem to be ending. The protestors are working on the weekdays and staging protests on the weekends. Recently, the clash between the police and the demonstrators have become fierce; ....

Notes from the Sub-continent - October 2019

In this month’s compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we look at some big ticket items on the diplomacy and national security fronts - for Bangladesh, the focus is on Prime Minister Sheikh ....

हॉन्ग कॉन्ग मसले पर पार्टी के भीतर मतभेद शी चिनफिंग के लिए समस्या

चीन का नेतृत्व हॉन्ग कॉन्ग में 9 सितंबर को हुए विरोध प्रदर्शन की तस्वीरों और वीडियो से भड़का जरू....

Modi-Xi and the Chennai Connect: From Home Town Diplomacy to Civilizational Diplomacy

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India on the invitation of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second informal summit. The previous one was held at the Wuhan in 2018. It was the 19th meeting between the two leaders at various multilateral a....

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