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Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the India-Indonesia Maritime Border

… the EEZ agreement with India and Indonesia, with the added context of Indonesia also delimiting its maritime boundaries with its neighbours Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Australia sets a firm example of the importance of adhering to UNCLOS...

Pakistan General Election 2018

Introduction
Pakistan’s electoral contest on 25 July 2018 has been billed as being between Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) - even though he is debarred from contesting or holding a party office – and Imran’s Khan Pakistan...

Xi Jinping Continues China’s Repressive Policies in Xinjiang

… The CCP has adopted harsh repressive measures towards Xinjiang since the very beginning … has been pushing policies to change the basic religious and cultural fabric of Xinjiang as it wants a more ‘tailor made’ Uighur population, which will be...

India and UN Peace keeping Operations in South Sudan

... India has had an extensive experience in resolving conflicts in nations both internally and regionally and has the potential to become an influential player in Africa especially, in South Sudan. ... India’s first-hand knowledge and efforts...

Xi's Tightening Control over the Media

... The Chinese media has successfully invented novel ways to bypass the authority of the state since 1978. But after Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, the balance has shifted heavily in favour of the government. Xi has adopted a host of new...

Emerging Structure of Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal

.... Traditionally, security at sea has been theorised and interpreted rooted in traditional realist or liberalist theories. In the realist interpretation, the seas are the plains on which superpower, or regional power rivalry, takes place,...

Terror Financing: Battle beyond the Banks

… FATF pronouncements are sensitive to the requirements of better information sharing between the law enforcement agencies, banking sector, governments, and the private sector … it is also engaging police officers, judges and prosecutors to...

What is Happening in Tibet

... Tibetans are imprisoned for expressing their opinions or beliefs ... monasteries are under police surveillance ... the Chinese Communist Party – not Tibetan Buddhists – has the authority to identify and appoint reincarnated Tibetan Lamas,...

Overview of US-China Relations under the Trump Administration

... US-China relations are being shaped by the assertive policies of Xi Jinping ... and the Trump administration’s view that the large trade deficit and security challenges in East Asia require a more proactive policy towards China .... being...

Threat of Military Conflict on Korean Peninsula

..... the latent possibilities of a conflict have now moved into the direction of a US-North Korea conflict. The increased pace of nuclear and missile testing under Kim Jong-un’s supremacy has sought to hasten North Korea’s surge of being able to...

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