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Xth BRICS SUMMIT -Prospects and Limitations
The idea of the intercontinental Brazil, Russia, India, China, or BRIC emerging economies as a power house of global growth engine was received over a decade ago with suspicion, consternation and anticipation. Later, this year’s host of the Summit – South Africa – had joined to take the foot print of BRICS (‘S’ for South Africa) to the African continent. The combined GDP growth in dollar terms of the original quartet actually exceeded what was anticipated by Goldman Sachs in 2001.
Pakistan’s Elections and ‘Naya’ Pakistan?
Election for Pakistan’s National Assembly saw Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party doubling its vote share from 16.32 percent in the 2013 elections to 31.8 percent. Its seat share went up from 28 to 115.
Will Chinese Economy ever surpass the US Economy?
“With uncertainty, there is never a dull moment.” - Haresh Sippy
West Asia Highlights
Russia and Middle East
Moscow holds the key to Peace between Jerusalem and Damascus
Israel has maintained pressure and occasional military and drone interventions across Golan Heights into Syria and would have liked to see Bashar Assad gone due to his proximity to Iran and Hezbollah.
Founding of a ‘Higher Education Commission of India’
The Union Government’s decision to abolish the University Grants Commission (UGC) and replace it with a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI), has been widely welcomed by experts in the education sector.
कोरियाई उपमहाद्वीप में नए अंत का आरंभ
उत्तर कोरिया में प्योंगचांग शीतकालीन ओलिंपिक खेलों से पहले लगभग साढ़े तीन महीने की उच्चस्तरीय कूटनीति के बाद अमेरिका और उत्तर कोरिया के सर्वोच्च नेताओं के बीच पहली बैठक 12 जून 2018 को सिंगापुर में संपन्न हुई। अंतरराष्ट्रीय समुदाय ने बैठक को ‘ऐतिहासिक’ करार दिया, लेकिन इस बात की पड़ताल होनी चाहिए कि जिस उद्देश्य से बैठक हुई थी, वह उद्देश्य पूरा हुआ या नहीं?
Pakistan Army and Imran Khan: From Macro to Micro Management Post Polls
In surveying the outcome and post-election trends in Pakistan two clichés come to mind, “the more things change the more they remain the same,” and “while states have armies, Pakistan Army has a state”.
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