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From Sanctions to Submarines - Myanmar, July 2019

July 2019 saw Myanmar remain in the news for a number of reasons, some negative and others not so negative. At the end of it all, though it may be a bit early to judge, it seems to be business as usual for the nation. News of the ban on the Myanm....

The War on Yemen

Saudi Arabia invaded its neighbour Yemen in March 2015. The assessment then in Riyadh was that after a few weeks of aerial bombing, the Houthis will surrender and Hadi, the President who escaped to Riyadh from imprisonment at his residence by the Hou....

Defending China in the Xi Jinping Era

China’s White Paper on defence titled ‘China’s National Defense in New Era’ of 2019, coming after a gap of four years, bears a strong imprint of President Xi Jinping on Beijing’s defence and security policies and strategies. Though this new....

Modi did what Nehru wanted to, but couldn’t, on Article 370

When Home Minister Amit Shah declared on August 6 that Article 370 has been scrapped and Kashmir fully integrated with the rest of India, whether or not he was aware, he said almost exactly what Jawaharlal Nehru told the Lok Sabha 56 years ago, on De....

अंतर-अफगान संवाद: एक परिप्रेक्ष्य

प्रस्तावना जर्मनी और कतर के साझा प्रयास से 7 से 8 जुलाई 2019 को दोहा में दो दिवसीय अंतर-अफगान संवाद ....

Repeal of Temporary Articles 370 and the 35A Intrusion

Those who had been wondering whether the Modi Government would bite the bullet on Article 370 and Article 35A got their answer on August 5. Not only did the government scrap the two provisions, the first of which was of a temporary nature and the se....

West Asia Review – July 2019

Abstract The US-Iran spat continued despite some signs of a thaw and a possible dialogue since both sides continued with sabre rattling and mutual recriminations. Meanwhile the mutual detention of the cargo ships by Iran and the UK in the Gulf a....

Pakistan: Recurrence of Terrorist Violence

Imperceptibly, violence, both terrorist and separatist, is rearing its head in Pakistan again. Following several operations like Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasad, the army had claimed that the situation had been brought under control. Recent events indic....

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