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The First Nepal-India Think Tank Summit

The large turnout at the first India Nepal Think tank Summit held in Kathmandu on 31 July 2018 was a reflection of the deep interest people of Nepal cherish about India. While the numbers did thin a bit towards the end but the constant interactions t....

Africa on Top Priority: Prime Minister Modi Visits Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a five day, three-nation tour to Africa. The first leg of his visit was Rwanda, followed by Uganda where he addressed the Parliament of Uganda; and finally to South Africa to attend the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Ru....

Another Casualty of US-China Trade Tussle: Tourism

The US-China trade dispute has now begun to hit some of the other sectors of the two economies. On June 15, 2018, President Trump said the US would impose tariffs worth 50 billion USD on Chinese imports. A week later, on January 22, 2018, the US Depa....

The NRC process: Both Complex and Necessary

If we disentangle politics from the ongoing process to prepare a National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, we will better understand the ‘what, why and how’ of the exercise, its enormity, and its necessity from both the State and the nationa....

कश्मीर में मानवाधिकारों पर पक्षपातपूर्ण रिपोर्ट

संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार उच्चायुक्त (ओएचसीएचआर) की ‘कश्मीर में मानवाधिकारों की स्थिति’ पर ....

Myanmar Peace Process Inches Forward: Key Issues Remain

The third session of 21st Century Panglong Conference to fast track the peace process was held in Nay Pyi Taw from 11 to 16 July 2018. When Daw Aung San Suu Kyi led democratic government had taken over the reins of power in March 2016 she ....

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 ....

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. Though some of them have expressed res....

कोरियाई उपमहाद्वीप में नए अंत का आरंभ

उत्तर कोरिया में प्योंगचांग शीतकालीन ओलिंपिक खेलों से पहले लगभग साढ़े तीन महीने की उच्चस्तरीय ....

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”. To the world, elections to the Nat....

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