Neighbourhood Studies
Pakistan’s Democratic Opening?

Pakistan’s opposition parties under the banner of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) have unleashed a direct attack on Imran Khan Government and its military backers. After two rallies in Gujranwala and Karachi by PDM, Pakistan’s hybrid regime is....

नेपाल में संघवाद कितना टिकाऊ

संघवाद सरकार के कामकाज की एक प्रणाली है, जिसमें शक्तियां केंद्र और राज्यों में विभाजित होती है....

Myanmar Round Up: September 2020

Myanmar entered a second wave of COVID-19 as the active cases reported as on 30 September 2020 are 12,427, and deaths reported are 284. The outbreak intensified since mid-August, and the maximum cases are reported from Yangon, Mandalay and Rakhine st....

Pakistan: Civil-Military Relations1

Whatever be the constitutional position, one thing is clear that in the final analysis, political sovereignty in Pakistan resides … where the coercive power resides… which is the ultimate authority in the decision-making process in Pakistan. T....

Janakpur-Jaynagar Railway Line: A New Milestone in Nepal-India Relations

People in Nepal and India were shocked when Nepal’s only Janakpur-Jaynagar Railway that connected Janakpur, the holy city of Nepal with Jaynagar, the border town in Bihar, India was closed almost a decade ago. But those people are in rejoicing mood....

अयोध्या में राम मंदिर: नेपाल के हिंदुओं ने कैसे मनाया इसका जश्न?

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने 5 अगस्त, 2020 को उत्तर प्रदेश की अयोध्या नगरी में राम मंदिर के निर्मा....

VIF and ISAS Book Discussion “Bangladesh at 50: Development and Challenges”

On 28 September 2020, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) and Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (ISAS-NUS) jointly organised a book discussion on “Bangladesh at 50: Development and Challenges” edited by....

What does a Seat in the UN's Commission on Women mean for Afghan Women?

For the first time, Afghanistan has secured a seat in the UN Commission on Status of Women (CSW) for a four year term.1 India was the other country to have secured a seat for the 2012-2025 term. The CSW is a pivotal international intergov....

Unlocking the Lockdown in Nepal

In Nepal, people suffered most during the nationwide lockdown that was imposed in the country almost six months ago on March 24. Nevertheless, COVID-19 cases keep on spreading in different parts of the country. There were only two COVID-19 cases in t....

भारत और बांग्लादेश: मजबूत और घनिष्ठ पड़ोसी

बांग्लादेश के विदेश मंत्री एके अब्दुल मोमिन ने हाल ही में कहा कि ‘भारत के साथ बांग्लादेश के बेह....

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