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Indo-US strategic ties: New Delhi should not get carried away
The Trump administration has continued the previous administration’s push to project India as a net security provider in the South Asian region specifically and the Indian Ocean region more generally, writes Ankita Gothwal for South Asia Monitor
Rohingya crisis: Security implications for Myanmar, India
The rise of Rohingya insurgency has serious security and identity implications for Myanmar and India, writes Pema Tseten Lachungpa for South Asia Monitor
Doklam denouement: India cannot let her guard down
The calm displayed by the Indian leadership unnerved the Chinese who, in their effort to bully India, threatened war, interference in Kashmir and promoting insurgencies, but the Indians remained steadfast on a resolution through dialogue, writes Brig Anil Gupta (retd.)

Marshal Arjan Singh(1919-2017)...

It is  a matter of  permanent  shame and regret that when  Field Marshal &nbs...


India's IT industry should sei...

With a robust domestic IT market, a huge potential upside fanned by digital India initiatives, th...


Indian must doggedly preserve ...

India needs to brainstorm its future foreign policy direction.  Should we formally break wit...


Climate financing: Potential n...

A review of VNRs of Bangladesh, Nepal and India indicates that there is significant progress bein...


Meeting with Mike Pence Author Name Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations Gener...

Regional diplomacy Author Name Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi meeting US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly;...

Does The US Turn A Blind Eye To India’s Nuclear Might? Author Name As India-US military ties soar, a trove of newly-released documents reveal that Washington may have turned a blind ey...

A tragic trilogy No Image Aeschylus, the renowned Greek tragic playwright, wrote a trilogy — Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides. Haryana has scripted a different kind of tragic trilogy — Satlo...

Forced conversions of Pakistani Hindu girls Author Name Up till now, the attempts to bar forced conversions through specific laws have fallen flat. The proposed bill against...

Regional diplomacy

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Why suicide?

If one is intent on committing suicide, there are few practical matters that need to be considered before taking this deadly step as there will be no time to be regretted.

Well done, PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Abbasi did Nawaz Sharif proud at the United Nations. Indeed, he gave the speech that the latter is still likely kicking himself for not having had the opportunity, never mind the ...


Scrutinise EC

If the Election Commission (EC) has its way all the political parties and organizations will no longer be allowed to host tea receptions during the festivities.

Bangladesh is open for business

Japanese companies have invested over $20 billion in ASEAN nations. It is Bangladesh’s turn now


CBK’s volte-face

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has taken late President J.R. Jayewardene to task for introducing the open economy to the country.

A few sacks of rice

The Indian government’s stance on the Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state in Myanmar is from a security point of view, imprudent; from a historical point of view, myopic; and from a moral...


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.

We are what we watch

  Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority’s (BICMA) initiative to “standardise” and to make the number of television channels uniform throughout the country is appr...


spotlight image Ties between India and Japan are probably at their best ever, Japanese Ambassador to India H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu told India Review & Analysis’ Nilova Roy Chaudhury, as he outlined how the two countries have moved closer. Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit
Denouncing Pakistan as the “world's greatest exporter of havoc, death and inhumanity,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj accused Islamabad of being “only engaged in fighting us” and rejecting peace and dialogue.
That regional cooperation in South Asia is lower than optimal levels is well accepted. It is usually ascribed to – the asymmetry in size between India and the rest, conflicts and historical political tensions, a trust deficit, limited transport connectivity, and onerous logistics, among many other factors.
Reflections on September evoke a host of memories.
  During the budget session of the legislative assembly, the Chief Minister informed the  House about state’s missing children. According to her, as many as 162 children have gone missing in the past three years.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) is expected to amend its constitution at the upcoming national congress.
  If anything, Aung San Suu Kyi’s 29-minute State of the Union address underlined the crown of thorns that she wears.
The apprehension was justified. US President Donald Trump’s disregard for institutions and fondness for reckless rhetoric meant that his maiden appearance at the annual UN General Assembly was a closely watched affair.
It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.

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.


This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...


History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

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