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Afghan Talks - Talking Peace without the People?
Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, tweeted at the end of six-day long peace talks with Taliban in Qatar that discussions have made “significant progress”. According to the media reports, the two sides have made substantial advancement on vital issues to end the 17-year old Afghan conflict.
Review of Russia – Pakistan Defence Cooperation: Reflection of Emerging Geo-Political Realities
In the last week of 2018, the new papers in India and Pakistan were flooded with the possibility of signing of a mega deal in defence cooperation between Russia and Pakistan involving SU-35 fighter air crafts, air defence systems and T-90 Tanks. However, the news soon fizzled out with no further coverage.
Myanmar: Challenges before Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019
Myanmar’s quasi democratic government has completed over half of its constitutionally mandated term but has to yet make a major progress in a number of areas, especially those related to political and economic reforms.
ISIS’s Infiltration into Balkans and its Changing Tactics
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a powerful group which is responsible for hundreds of terrorist attacks around the world and used to control large areas of Iraq and Syria in the size of the United Kingdom.
प्रधानमंत्री ओली के कार्यकाल में भारत-नेपाल संबंध
नेपाल में नए संविधान के तहत 2017 के अंत में देश भर में हुए चुनावों से देश में लोकतांत्रिक प्रशासन के नए युग का आरंभ हुआ। इन चुनावों में प्रधानमंत्री के पी ओली की अगुआई वाली नेपाल कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी-यूनिफाइड मार्क्सिस्ट-लेनिनिस्ट (सीपीएन-यूएमएल) को प्रचंड जनादेश मिला।
ब्लू बनाम ग्रीनः ताइवान में मध्यावधि चुनाव का विश्लेषण
बीते वर्ष 24 नवंबर को ताइवान में स्थानीय निकाय और मध्यावधि चुनाव संपन्न हुए। इन चुनावों में डेमोक्रेटिक प्रोग्रेसिव पार्टी (डीपीपी) 13 शहरों और काउंटी में चुनाव हार गई। उसे ताइचुंग और का सोंग जैसे दो प्रमुख शहरों में भी उसे मात खानी पड़ी।
Strasbourg Terror Attack – Revisiting ISIS Footprints in Europe
The picturesque city of Strasbourg witnessed a shocking terror attack on December 11, 2018, in which a gunman opened fire around the famous Christmas market, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others.
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