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Twenty Months In, The Taliban Endures As The World’s ‘Catch-22’

Amid controversial observations about the Taliban’s potential recognition[1], the world is yet to arrive at an understanding, let alone a consensus, on what to make of the ultr....

Nepal’s Prime Minister Dahal in Upbeat Mood about India Visit

The Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is going to India for a four-day official visit between May 31 and June 3. Both the Nepalese and Indian sides have done major homework to make the visit fruitful. About his forthcoming visit to India, PM....

Can the West Understand Indian Traditions Better?

The Western descriptions of India in scholarship, early travelers, media, and movie depictions like Indiana Jones have mostly been problematic. Many of such descriptions stand today as ‘common sense’ even to many Indians, creating a blockade to a....

Bhutanese Refugee Scam Dents Nepal’s International Stature

Nepal is in a serious political lurch after the Bhutanese refugee scammade headlines. The scam involve stop-ranking b....

POKHRAN @ 25: The Evolution of India as a ‘Responsible Nuclear Power’

The story of India becoming a nuclear-capable state began twenty-five years ago with nuclear tests conducted on 11th and 13th May 1998. The move brought serious Keywords : National Security and Strategic Studies , Commentary , nuclear tests , Nuclear Doctrine , deterrence , NFU

Pakistan: Between the Devil and the Khaki

Under exceptional circumstances, Pakistan’s top courts – the Supreme Court of Pakistan [SCP] and the Islamabad High Court [IHC] intervened to provide relief to former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Mr. Imran Khan on two....

India’s Growing Relations in Latin America and the Caribbean

The recent sojourn of External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar to four countries in Latin America and the Caribbean caught the attention of policy makers across different locations while at the domestic and regional level it received praise for hi....

From I2U2 to IUSU-India is the Key

In the wake of unprecedented developments in West Asia especially the demarche and rapprochement by major Gulf powers in recent times, the meeting of National Security Advisers of USA (Jake Sullivan), India (Ajit Doval), and UAE (Sheikh Tahnoun) in R....

Jammu and Kashmir: Decoding the Poonch Terrorist Attack

Background
The February 2021 ceasefire agreement between the Indian and Pakistan armies was a win-win situation for both sides as it ended senseless exchanges of fire and artillery duels that resulted in loss of life and damage to property.....

Sudan Stuck amidst the Power Grab

Sudanese have suffered a week long violence that was not seen before except in the Darfur some 20 years ago. This time it is the battle of supremacy between the current ruler military chief General Burhan and his rival deputy Gen Mohammed Hamdan Daga....

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