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Indian Foreign Policy
Immutable Features of Indian Foreign Policy: India’s foreign policy like that of any other country is the product of the complex interplay of a variety of factors such as history, geography, ethos, power potential, polity etc. These have impelled India towards a foreign policy characterized by the following features: An independent foreign policy stance militating against joining any alliance system. Empathy and solidarity with developing countries in particular Asian countries;
Treat Pakistan’s Ailments with Strong Medicine
What are the policy changes towards Pakistan that the US must make in the wake of the Osama bin Laden treachery? Business as usual between the two countries would be a folly. The US has to draw hard lessons from the enormity of the deceipt practised on it by its non-NATO ally that projects itself as a frontline state in the global war on terrorism.
The Rose of Tora Bora
International terrorism will not be wiped out with Osama bin Laden, who had long ceased to be its driving force
New Leadership and Challenges for Tibetans-in-Exile
Tibetan society did not enter into transformational stage until it had faced brutal forces of the communist China in 1950 which led to the so-called revolutionary transformation of the subjugated community. The real transformation of the traditional Tibetan society began since the arrival of the 14th Dalai Lama along with 80,000 Tibetans in India from 1959 on.
Attrition Abbottabad
Osama bin Laden’s killing may have closed one chapter, but the list of Af-Pak issues is long. The US has to depend on Pakistan, but question its reliability.
Be Pragmatic About N-Power
Nuclear power producers have always had anxiety that a major nuclear accident anywhere in the world will deliver a crippling blow to the industry as a whole. Because of this collective interest, nuclear safety has always received pressing attention, irrespective of the geographical location of nuclear power plants.
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