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Need for a regional security mechanism in West Asia
The Gulf has the highest military expenditure in the world. The proxy wars between the Gulf States led by Saudi Arabia, and Iran in their quest for regional hegemony and for leadership of the Islamic world, have further heightened the arms race in the region, writes Priya Ranjan Kumar for South Asia Monitor
India raises its profile in ASEAN
The potentially significant politico-diplomatic gain  for New Delhi will be the presence of most ASEAN leaders at the Republic Day parade in January 2018. It is understood that the 10 ASEAN leaders have accepted, in principle,  the personal invite of Modi.., writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor
India seeks openness, and movement, in elusive UN reforms
How far will Akbaruddin’s enthusiasm, backed by the new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's push for reforms, move the IGN on the path to real negotiations that India so badly wants? asks Arul Louis in South Asia Monitor

If India can do overnight demo...

The urgent and immediate measures taken by cities like Mexico, Beijing, Paris can also be taken b...


India adds ballast to ‘Act Eas...

Modi is in the Philippines for the East Asia Summit and the India-ASEAN annual summit. The concep...


India’s magnificent - though f...

Sadly, very little is known about these young men, beyond the bare facts, in British records.&nbs...


Regional disparities trouble b...

Skewed economic growth is not just a problem of China. India, led by a leader with a strong major...



India tells UN 'Special Terrorist Zones' for LeT, JeM must end Author Name Declaring that Afghanistan's stability and security is tied to that of the entire region, India has demanded an e...

The Mob, Mobocrats and Mobocracy Author Name I have been watching with utter dismay and disbelief that a nuclear power like Pakistan is so completely helpless and...

US policies toward India and Asia need strategic coherence

Posted:Nov, 12 2017

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President Donald J. Trump is on his first official trip to Asia, with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, and now Vietnam, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) summit. In his address to the APEC CEO Summit, he outlined his stamp on Asia statecraft, which includes a vision of upholding a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” However, the United States cannot achieve that goal without strong Asian partnerships—including with India.


Let’s obey people’s wish

Afghanistan is universally famous for its own traditions that are not or at least less popular in other countries. The historical Buddha statues in Bamyan, Buzkashi sport and hospitality are the...

CPEC Long Term Plan

  The seventh Joint Cooperation Committee meeting ended on Tuesday leaving more questions than answers in its wake.


Voters’ confusion

With just four days left for the federal and provincial elections to be held under the first phase on November 26 many people in remote hilly and mountainous districts complain that they did not...

Put an end to the culture of bad debt

These bad loans account for more than 10% of the loans granted, and unsurprisingly, the main culprits are state-owned banks.


Probe them all

Leader of the House, Minister Lakshman Kiriella, on Monday, raised a privilege issue, in parliament, pertaining to the recording of telephone calls of members of the COPE, which investigated the...

India makes it again to the International Court of Justice. But what about justice at home?

India is riding high. And so it should be. Days after the global ratings agency, Moody’s, upgraded India’s status, making the country more attractive for foreign investors, an Indian...


Blogger’s killing shows danger of Maldive extremism

To the outside world, the Maldives is synonymous with romantic beach tourism. But the calm azure waters of the Indian Ocean belie a conflict between tourist idyll and reality.

Sanitation woes

It took a long time for Bhutan to acknowledge the benefits of sanitation and hygiene.


spotlight image Relations between India and Peru  are united by El Niño and the monsoon yet separated by vast distances across oceans.  Jorge Castaneda, Ambassador of Peru to India, talks to INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS exclusively about what is bringing the two geographically-apart countries closer.
The election of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice for a second term is a major diplomatic success for India.
In the most visible sign of tensions reducing in Kashmir, the government of India is planning to announce an amnesty scheme for stone-pelters in the Valley, and even withdraw cases against first-time offenders, Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday.
China has proposed a three-stage solution to the Rohingya refugee crisis, claiming that both Myanmar and Bangladesh have backed the proposal.
This week a major United Nations gathering on climate change gets underway in Bonn, Germany.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to build India's global appeal for investors seem to have finally yielded returns in terms of the country's performance in the World Bank&rsquo...


Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699


Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...


Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...


As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.


Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.