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West Asia Round Up: August 2020

ABSTRACT: August witnessed monumental events in the region. US sponsored rapprochement between UAE and Israel; Pompeo’s visit to Khartoum; Beirut blasts; attempts to ceasefire in Libya; Iraqi PM’s visits to Iran and USA; Defeat of US proposal ....

Twin Bombings in the Philippines: Abu Sayyaf Group is “Back in Game”

In the 2019 Global Terrorism Index report published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Philippines moved up a rank at ninth (9th) position among top 10 countries impacted by the act of terrorism. However, the data depicts a decline of 13 per c....

Where is India Nepal Political Connectivity?

One wonders what happened to the close political connectivity between India and Nepal. There was a time when political leaders could pick up phone and call their counterparts without any formality. The relations that were forged with shared ideologic....

Will RCEP Miss India?

Vietnam has taken over from Thailand as the Chair of ASEAN in 2020. Its theme at its opening summit in June is ‘Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN’1. Thailand is the country coordinator for India and will be followed by Singapore from 2021 till 2024. ....

Denigrating Prime Minister Modi’s Policies in Foreign Journals to Serve Domestic Political Purpose

The Modi government is under attack in influential international media by people of repute in India who ignore the consequences of this for the country’s image abroad. Playing politics at home is one thing, but playing politics abroad with a view t....

Designing a Foundation for Indian Innovative Ecosystem

Back in 2016, Elon Musk the billionaire Tesla & SpaceX CEO announced that Tesla’s Model 3 would be built in a new fully automated factory. In the most ambitious attempt at automation, Tesla floundered with severe bottlenecks and was plagued with ....

Pakistan’s 14th Amendment Act: Forcible Annexation and Hidden Chinese Colonial Project

It seems that the Indian media is either completely oblivious of devastating developments happening in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, or they hardly seem to bother about it. As one can see, several mainstream media outlets of India ran fabricat....

India’s Air Defence: What Needs to be Integrated?

The issue of creation of Air Defence Command is very much relevant in the current context with many subject matter experts (or otherwise) giving their special comments on what needs to be done and what must be avoided. While the author’s detaile....

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