Guest Column

Trump, Merkel and Prospects of US–German Relations

It is unlikely that Trump and Merkel would have a complete convergence of views and postures particularly over refugee rehabilitation in Europe, international efforts...

When the Taiwanese Came Calling: Chinese Reaction, Indian Response

A Taiwanese delegation which included  three parliamentarians among others visited India in February 2017. The visit elicited a sharp reaction from the People’s Republic...

Russia’s Policy Shift towards Taliban and Pakistan

Taliban still poses big threat to peace in the region
For the second time in the last few months, Russia hosted a Conference on Afghanistan in Moscow on February 15, 2017, this time with...

Fresh off White House album release, Rukus Avenue collabo- rates on...

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Off the heels of releasing White House album “Act to Change – Music to Inspire,” an album that champions the...

New Year Attack in Istanbul: Predictable and Preventable!

There were several warnings about the impending attack on the New Year’s eve
Year 2017 had a bloody start in Turkey. A lone gunman, armed with Kalashnikov, entered Istanbul’s exclusive Reina nightclub, in the upmarket Ortakoy District,...

DESTINATION INDIA FOR GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERSPACE 2017

Now, India takes the lead in the process
The moribund London Process has ac-quired a fresh lease of life with India taking on the mantle of holding the next iteration of the...

CHINA’S CREEPING MARITIME ASSERTIVENESS

Sailing in troubled waters
China’s maritime assertiveness in the South China Sea (SCS) was on display on December 15, 2016 when a PLA Navy (PLAN) vessel retrieved an...

Countering Fidayeen Attacks in J & K

There has been an upsurge in violence in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in recent years. This has been accompanied by increasing crossborder violations by...

IT IS TERRORISM BY DAISH, NOT JIHAD BY ISLAMIC STATE

The November 2016 announcement by the Union Government to henceforth change the nomenclature of the “Islamic State” (IS) to “Daish” in all its official...

TRIUMPHANT TRUMP AND AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

Nigel Farage (left), the Brexit leader, campaigned for Donald Trump in the US election
President Barack Obama, in his last official overseas tour to Greece, Germany, and Peru, reassured Europe that there would be continuity in American foreign...

CAN STRONGER REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS HELP THE UN PROMOTE GLOBAL STABILITY?

The recent United Nations Security Council meeting on cooperation between the UN and regional organizations in preserving international peace and security underlined the urgency...

Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions – The Uri Terrorist Attack

The attack was a big challenge to India’s security
On September 18, 2016, four terror-ists belonging to the Pakistani jihadi group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) struck at an Indian Army camp in Uri. The camp...

North Korea’s Nuclear Provocations and the Indian Response

North Korea’s nuclear programme has affected the balance of power in the region
On 9 September 2016, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, defied international pressure and conducted its fifth nuclear test. Criticising...

DECIPHERING PAKISTAN’S KASHMIR LEXICON

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken the Kashmir issue to the UN once again
Kashmir has been claimed by Pakistani leaders as central to their foreign policy. But a closer look shows that it has been more of...

AN ASSESSMENT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY

As President Obama approaches the end of his eight-year tenure, it is time to assess his foreign policy. Any reasonable assessment should take into...

RSS, BJP AND INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE

Even during the British times, the Congress party would not have faced so much adversity that we, our dedicated workers, have gone through in...

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