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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....

Marine Debris Worry Indian and Indonesian Leaders

The ‘Shared Vision of India-Indonesia Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific’1 announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia lists several issues for practical cooperation. Broadly, the leaders iden....

Two Years of PCA Judgement on South China Sea: An Analytical Perspective

On January 22, 2013 the Philippines had instituted an arbitral proceeding against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under Annex VII of the United Nations Conventions on the Laws of the Seas (UNCLOS) as case number 2013-19. After over ....

China-ASEAN Negotiations on Code of Conduct for the South China Sea

It has been reported in the media that China and the ten ASEAN countries have agreed on a single draft of a negotiating text for a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea (SCS). The formal announcement may be made soon. Negotiations on COC will ....

Pakistan under Imran Khan - What’s in it for Indo-Pak Relations

Whoever heard Pakistan’s Prime Minister (Designate) Imran Khan speak on 26 Jul 2018, after it became quite evident that the election had gone his way, would have had to change his image in the mind’s eye to make any sense of it at all. We have se....

Putin-Trump Summit: Untangling the Knots

Ensuring Peace is a global good and a responsibility of all countries and stake holders. But it is more so of the Hyper and Super powers, who always indulge in the political chess games and move their rooks adroitly and sometimes bluntly, to ensure t....

A Significant Visit from the Land of the ‘Princess of Ayodhya’

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in paid a highly significant visit to India on 8-11 July 2018 to cement his ‘New Southern Policy’ of increased focus on India and ASEAN countries. President Moon repeatedly said that his administration’s objec....

Pakistan on Financial Action Task Force ‘Grey List’

After a long period of dormancy Pakistan finally enters the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) list which comes as no rude awakening to either of its neighbours, India as well as China. The FATF took the imminent decision to place Pakistan on its....

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