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Italy-EU-BRI- An Uncomfortable Triumvirate

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) has taken a lot of criticism from financial institutions as well from some of the countries which had endorsed it when the project was launched in 2013. While the momentum of the BRI in Asia might have slowed down, ....

Post-Balakot, Terrorism on Front Burner in Russia's South Asia Discourse

In the wake of daring strike by the Indian Air Force (IAF) jets on the terrorist training facility of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pakistan's Balakot, the Russian discourse has radically shifted from an ‘imminent’ nuclear stand-off between the two South A....

National People’s Congress 2019: Major Takeaways

The National People’s Congress (NPC) which is regarded the rubber stamp Chinese Parliament started its annual session on March 5, 2019. The meetings are termed as ‘two sessions’ as both the NPC and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conf....

Brexit - Mrs May Steps Back from the Brink?

Mrs May has postponed a meaningful vote on Brexit deal to 12th March. She assured the Parliament that in case the deal negotiated by her government is rejected, the MPs will be given a chance to vote whether they approve crashing out of Eu....

Nigerian Elections – ‘Apna Time Aayega’!

Nigeria, the most populous state in Africa and a rich country with inherent developmental contradictions went to polls on February 23 to elect the President, Vice President and the National Assembly. The Independent National Election Commission (INEC....

Pulwama’s Aftermath and Pakistani Reaction

The Pakistani Parliament in a joint session adopted a consensus resolution on 1st March reiterating Pakistan’s traditional position of confusing terrorism with self-determination. The resolution did not condemn Pulwama terror attack. It ....

Opinion on India-Pakistan Confrontation

The confrontation flared up again in direct military confrontation between the two countries. Frankly, we did not expect India to undertake a kinetic response. But we think our overall assessment remains valid. We think both sides are looking not to ....

Russia’s Growing Influence in Africa

With the collapse of the superpower in 1991, things began to change. Today, there is much being talked about India and China’s role in the African continent, ignoring the expanding interest of Russia and her presence in Africa. Until the end of the....

Imran Khan's Pulwama Statement: Indecent and Insensitive

Imran Khan's brief televised address on 19th February 2019 on the Pulwama terror attack provides an invaluable insight into his persona. It reveals a leader short on common decency and sensitivity, devoid of statesmanship and gravitas, and completely....

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