Guest Column

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...

We Are Committed to Development and Empowerment of Minorities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre) releasing a book “Education of Muslims - An Islamic Perspective of Knowledge and Education“ in New Delhi
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiled NDA Government is committed to the inclusive growth of minorities follow ing the principle of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”, and...

Are Russia and NATO inching towards a conflict?

The Joint Communique issued by the recent NATO summit, held on July 8-9 in Warsaw, appears to have sown the seeds of a renewed confrontation...

The Failed Coup in Turkey And The Road Ahead

Gulen can become a point of contention between Turkey and US
Turkish President Erdogan’s suspicion that the coup was supported by the United States and Europe has brought Turkey’s relations with the USA, EU and NATO...

Why Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh of Bangladesh is of Serious Concern to India

A large number of JMB terrorists have been captured by the police in Bangladesh in recent months (above); the porous border between the two countries has helped terror groups to set up their cells in India (Below)
The recent deadly terror attack in Dhaka might have been claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh, but the pointers...

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