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A responsible rising power: India’s widening engagements in the Middle East
Indian MoS for External Affairs’ visit to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq is indicative of the weight that India is assigning to countries beyond the Gulf States as its strategic partners on the west, writes Muddasir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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A free and secular Balochistan will end extremism and fundamentalism in region
The world leaders must understand the reality that the recognition of a secular, liberal and democratic Baloch state is equivalent to defeating the extremism and fundamentalism school of thought which Pakistan has been promoting and exporting to other parts of the world, writes Sobdar Baluch for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Hindu Marriage Bill in Pakistan: Much more still needs to be addressed
After decades of delay and inaction, the much-debated Hindu Marriage Bill 2016 has finally been tabled in Pakistan’s National Assembly. But there is more to the concerns of the Hindu minority community in an extremely complex country like Pakistan which is infamous for atrocities on women, writes Sanchita Bhattacharya for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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Suu Kyi’s China visit: Not a p...

Suu Kyi’s visit to China has been viewed in both India and the US as a signal of Myanmar pr...

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Maldives: Re-evaluating and re...

Defying party whip or even defeating a government bill or two has lost all meaning in contemporar...

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SAARC is dead! Long live regio...

SAARC is dead. For a region that continues to be plagued by poverty and serious developmental cha...

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Kokrajhar massacre: Land confl...

On the one hand, the persisting land conflict between the indigenous Bodos and the migrant commun...

 

NSG membership: Should be criteria-based and not country-based Author Name The most recent debate over NSG or on the expansion of NSG is moving towards what is going to be the criteria that ca...

We must stop obsessing over Pakistan Author Name India often demands that it should not be conflated with Pakistan but who is really doing the ‘conflating&rsquo...

Managing risk: Here’s how to handle foreign exchange exposure Author Name Managing risk is widely acknowledged as one of the key aspects of running any business. By definition, risk is someth...

Just keep the faith Author Name I am deeply pained to read that the courts have had to interfere in interpreting to the world the true spirit of my r...

Are we being choked by our own garbage? Check out the frightening prospects No Image Few people realise how close we are to being choked by our own garbage! The generation of garbage in our cities has been growing and the projections in the years ahead are frightening. 

Charges against Trai reflects immature thinking; here’s why No Image Recent media reports indicate that the cellular-mobile services providers association, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), has accused Trai of bias...

We must stop obsessing over Pakistan

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Strategic chess board

Afghanistan was used by regional and global powers as a strategic chessboard for centuries. May be Afghans were killed and their homes were plundered and destr...

The midnight's children

As PM Modi invokes the Balochis from the Red Fort, the restive Pashtuns continue to wage their battle along the Durand Line, the Sindhis are angrily cooling their heels with their PPP in o...

 

Good for exports

Although belatedly the Parliament has endorsed the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Bill which would benefit the nation by attracting both private and foreign inves...

The revolution is being televised by teens in Bangladesh

In a brightly lit television studio in this bustling capital city, cameras were ready to roll on a brave bunch of teens hoping their frank debate about taboo i...

 

Justice and accountability for war related sexual violence in Sri Lanka

As the testimonies of survivors of sexual violence in Sri Lanka’s long war enter the public domain and the government designs transitional justice mechan...

Inter-generational connect key to peace initiative in Kashmir

An all-party delegation is slated to visit Srinagar next month to open dialogue with the people. It’s a laudable initiative. The question nevertheless re...

 

It's books, bands and Buddhism in Bhutan

Mountain Echoes, the country's annual literary festival, brings Pico Iyer, Amitav Ghosh, Tabu and Piyush Pandey to Thimphu for a 3-day cultural carnival ...

 

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The signing of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) by Defence Minister Parrikar in Washington DC with his US counterpart Dr. Ash Carter is a positive development - albeit long delayed,

 
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In the context of Kashmir, the gun is not the cause of the problem. Therefore, it cannot also be the solution. To that extent, the debate and focus on pellet guns becomes secondary.

 
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Europe is on edge. The most piquant symbol is the move by French beach resorts to ban the burkini, a full body covering swimsuit with a cap for Muslim women in contrast to the revealing bikini. But the disquiet is deep i...

 
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Rodrigo Duterte, the new President of the Philippines, gives good copy. Here's a quote from his final election rally: “Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential pala...

 
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Every catastrophe in Turkey in recent months has been greeted with the superlative, “deadliest”. Only the intensity varies with every bout of mortal fundamentalism.

 
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Unlike the country’s air and land forces, the Indian Navy did not have any significant French connection till 2002, when protracted negotiations between New Delhi and Paris ultimately led to th...

 
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Sri Lanka has to be the most beautiful country I have ever seen, says John Gimlette, an accomplished travel writer who journeys to the island nation at the end of a long and brutal civil war. Anyone who has se...

 
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"Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the politics of chaos" is an insider's account and interpretation of the West's  "desire for geopolitical domination" which ha...

 
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Ambassador Abdali argues that Pakistan’s nurture of intolerant and violent religious fundamentalists not only effectuates the destruction of Afghanistan but inevitably blows back at Pakistan itself, equally harming, killing and swallowing...

 
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The book is an in depth study to resurrect maritime diplomacy and redefine its activity using naval apparatus for present era. The book chugs into deep to explain the vital reasons why maritime diplomacy would...

 
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Rohit Prasad set out to probe how the government and ordinary people in India's remote areas used IT and communication technology to transform society. But when he saw how the other half lived in abysmal c...

 
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