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Afghan Peace Process Should Have a Holistic Approach
Manish Rai | 22 Feb , 2019 0 comments
Afghan Peace Process Should Have a Holistic Approach

United States seems to be inclined or even desperate, to close a deal with the Taliban. The US Special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, has already held extensive six days talks with the Taliban at Doha last month. The international community is once again abandoning war-ravaged Afghanistan at a very crucial point just as it did three...

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Map of Aggression
Claude Arpi | 21 Feb , 2019 0 comments

Hua Chunying, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has a poor knowledge of history and even geography. Once again, she claimed recently that Arunachal Pradesh is a part of Chinese territory. Soon after the Indian Prime Minister visited Arunachal Pradesh, she affirmed: “The Chinese Government has never recognised the...

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Will India Retaliate !!!
Dr Amarjit Singh | 20 Feb , 2019 4 comments
Will India Retaliate !!!

India is in deep trouble.  It has positioned itself as a country vulnerable to threats and blackmail of all sorts.  This disallows it to retaliate against its enemies in any meaningful way. The Pulwama attack has brought fore the need for India to retaliate against Pakistan and the terror outfits inside Pakistan.  Given the fact that India has...

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Nepal: Action Paralysis on Transitional Justice and Dahal’s Threats to Revive the Civil War
Nepal: Action Paralysis on Transitional Justice and Dahal’s Threats to Revive the Civil War

13 years have passed since the so-called People’s war ended and yet nothing has happened to the poor victims of conflict who are still looking for Justice. Over 16,000 lives were lost in the civil war and yet when cornered, Dahal the Co-Chairman of the Ruling Party, the Communist Party of Nepal and former Maoist, threatened that he would be...

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Hosannas to a Gadfly
S.N. Misra | 18 Feb , 2019 0 comments

George Mathew Fernandes was an ace trade unionist, free thinker and a minister, who held portfolios like communication, industry, railways and defence. He organized an All India Railway strike in 1974, went underground during the emergency and was tried in the infamous Baroda dynamite case. He won the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat, while behind...

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