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Will China Boycott Goods from the United States of America?
The United States of America (U.S.) and the People’s Republic of China (China), are locked in a fierce trade tussle. Both countries have imposed tariffs which threaten to de-stabilise the integrated global economic order.
Indus Commissioners Meeting at Lahore: Need for a New Approach to Indus Waters Treaty
India and Pakistan have just concluded their 115th Indus Commissioners` meeting at Lahore. The meeting involving technical discussions, was successful to the extent that the structured dialogue
संवाद – टोक्यो में संपन्न चौथी संगोष्ठी – रिपोर्ट
प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और जापान के प्रधानमंत्री शिंजो आबे ने टकराव दूर रखने और एशियाई क्षेत्र के प्रमुख धर्मों हिंदू धर्म तथा बौद्ध धर्म की दार्शनिक एवं सांस्कृतिक विरासत पर चर्चा करने के लिए 2015 में एशियाई देशों के बीच नियमित वार्ता ‘संवाद’ आयोजित करने का अनूठा विचार दिया था।
BIMSTEC – The Rubik’s Cube
On September 30-31, the seven-member Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) held its 4th Summit at Kathmandu within a span of over two decades.
Bangladesh's quest for Sufi and Liberal Space
Sufis are accepted as a moderate strain of Islam and often being described as the ‘Mystic Muslim’ too. Historian Richard Eaton has identified several strands and references to Sufis and Pirs during 16th Century in the documented Muslim folk traditions and literatures of Bengal.
Pakistan: An Analysis of the Participation of Religious Parties in Elections, 2018
Elections 2018 in Pakistan would no doubt be remembered for the victory of Imran Khan. They were essentially a contest between the ‘naya Pakistan’ and ‘tabdeeli’ narrative of Imran Khan, and the ‘vote ko izzat do’and development narrative of the Sharifs.
Fighting Drug Abuse in India: Greater Focus on ‘Demand’ side is Required
Late last month, six northern States and a Union Territory joined hands to tackle the rising drug abuse menace in the region. Ruled by different political parties, they have come together, cutting across ideologies, to plot a common strategy.
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September 21, 2018
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