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India’s Lesser Known, yet Dangerous Maoist Groups
The Maoist movement in India is known by the violent activities of the Communist Party of India-Maoist [CPI-M] – the organization which took shape in September 2004 with the merger of the People’s War Group based in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh and the Maoist Communist Centre of the eastern states of Bihar-Jharkhand
Losing Istanbul Twice: Erdogan’s Humbling Moment
Introduction President Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (also known as AKP by its Turkish acronym) conceded a major defeat in the re-run of Istanbul mayoral elections on June 23 indicating a tectonic shift in Turkey’s politics. In the re-run election, Ekrem Imamoglu, the candidate of Turkey’s grand old Republican People’s Party (CHP) crushed AKP’s Binali Yildirim, former Prime Minister and close ally of Erdogan, by a margin of 800,000 votes.
West Asia Round up - June 2019
June was a particularly hot month in so far as the developments in the Middle East are concerned. In the US-Iran imbroglio one witnessed a ‘hot & cold’ approach with the US continuing with its maximum pressure tactics while Iran displayed its hard-line response, even shooting down an armed stealth US drone.
आसियान को बहु-ध्रुवीय हिन्द-प्रशांत महासागर में अपनी केंद्रिकता को बनाये रखने के लिए भारत की आवश्यकता है
आसियान (एसोसिएशन ऑफ दक्षिण-पूर्वी एशियाई देशों) के रीजिनल फोरम (एआरएफ) की एक कार्यशाला का आयोजन विगत 26 अप्रैल 2019 को दिली, तिमोर-लेस्ट में किया गया था। इसमें बातचीत की मेज पर मुद्दों की श्रृंखला में रोहिंग्या संकट, धार्मिक कट्टरता और दक्षिण चीन सागर (एससीएस) विवाद भी रहेंगे।
A Perspective on China Myanmar Economic Corridor and Internal Dynamics
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as a mark of support for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) had attended both the first and second BRI Forums held in May 2017 and April 2019 in Beijing. Undoubtedly, there were political and economic ramifications of this move despite the fact that Myanmar remains wary of projects under the BRI.
Iranian Nuclear Impasse: Perceptions, Political Posturing and Military Metaphors
Located on the cross roads of three continents and connectivity to the high seas, Persia has always been a perpetual conflict zone which speaks of martial legacy of its constituents. The resultant propensity for steadfast attitude has been an intrinsic affliction, amply reflected in her forays into foreign lands and spread of their religion and rich cultural enriching the conquered tracks.
Severity of Economic Impact of the Maoist Movement
It is now well recognised that the Maoist movement in India is deeply rooted in socio-economic conditions in parts of India with large tribal populations. However, misunderstanding and misperceptions about this problem persists due to lack of economic information.
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