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Erdogan’s New Foreign Policy Volte Face
Adil Rasheed | 05 Jan , 2021 0 comments

If politics is the art of the possible, then Recep Tayyeb Erdogan is one of its most outstanding exponents. In September this year, the Turkish president was outraged by the decision of the UAE and Bahrain to normalise relations with Israel. By early December, however, the so-called neo-Ottoman himself sent a Hebrew-speaking ambassador to...

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Was it possible to capture Pak Occupied Kashmir in 1949
Was it possible to capture Pak Occupied Kashmir in 1949

It is often argued that India should not have accepted the UN sponsored ceasefire on 09th January 1949 since it was only a matter of few months before Indian forces captured Pak occupied Kashmir including Northern Areas and Kashmir would not have become a running sore.  Undoubtedly there was a marked improvement in the military situation in...

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1962: नेहरू ने देश का किया बंटाधार!
Bharat Verma | 03 Jan , 2021 5 comments
1962: नेहरू ने देश का किया बंटाधार!

नेविल मैक्सविल ने अपने ब्लॉग पर ‘हैंडरसन ब्रुक्स की जो रिपोर्ट रिलीज की है, वह स्पष्ट रूप से इशारा करती है कि 1962 का भारत-चीन यद्ध,...

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Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement: Challenges for India
Vandana Mishra | 02 Jan , 2021 0 comments
Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement: Challenges for India

On December 28, 2020 the Minister of Industry and Commerce of Afghanistan Nisar Ahamd Ghoryani and Minister of Commerce and Investment of Pakistan, Abdul Razak Dawood, met in Islamabad to revise the existing transit trade relations between the two countries. Both the representatives also explored the possibilities of entering into Preferential...

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Confronting an “Assertive” China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan
Confronting an “Assertive” China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan

China’s disruptive behaviour through 2020 has increasingly led the international community to become more vocal about the difficulty of coexisting with a Beijing that is “assertive,” “irresponsible,’’ and “opaque.” This sentiment is not new, nor is it evenly distributed. However, China’s irresponsible handling of the COVID-19...

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