Report of the UN High Commissioner on “Kashmir”: Promotion of Human Rights or creating a controversy?

The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussain submitted his Report on “Kashmir” on 14th June, 2018. The Report comes at a time when the Human Rights Council (HRC) has just begun its session in Geneva. The timing could be a coinc

Changing Political Landscape in the Middle East

President Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal comes at a time, when the political landscape in the Middle East is changing fast. Hizbullah won the majority in Lebanon elections in early May. The Iraqi election results

Iran Nuclear Deal

US President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal was partly expected in view of his campaign statements. It was nevertheless surprising. There were last minute attempts by the E-3 – France, Germany and the UK - to persuade Trump n

राष्ट्रपति रूहानी का भारत दौरा

2003 में राष्ट्रपति खतामी के दौरे के लगभग 15 वर्ष बाद, राष्ट्रपति रूहानी 15-17 फ़रवरी तक भारत दौरे के लिए

Commentary: President Rouhani’s Visit to India

President Rouhani’s visit to India from February 15-17, 2018 took place after a gap of almost 15 years, since President Khatami’s visit in 2003. In between, there was a transit visit by President Ahmadinejad in 2008. There was a long gap before t

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कुर्दिस्तान और कैटेलोनिया में हुए दो जनमत संग्रहों ने पूरी दुनिया का ध्यान खींचा है। वे अलग-अल

India-Uzbekistan Relations: New Opportunities

Important Neighbour There are common elements in the Indian and Central Asian experience. Both were connected by constant flow of men, goods and ideas. Samarkand and Bokhara are as much part of our history as Uzbek history. In the contemporary per

Referendum: Panacea or Disaster?

The two referendums in Kurdistan and Catalonia have attracted world attention. They were held in different geographies, and the historical context is different. But there is a common element. Both test the limits of scope of self-determination in a d

14th EU-India Summit : The Need For A Fresh Perspective

The Summit The 14th European Union (EU)-India Summit was held in New Delhi on 6th October, 2017. It showed the maturity of the process that began in 2000 with Lisbon Summit. Both the partners have gone through major changes since. The EU expanded

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ईरान में हाल ही में संपन्न हुए 12वें राष्ट्रपति ईरानी व्यवस्था के स्थायित्व पर मुहर लगाते हैं। च

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