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The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now
Manpreet Sethi | 19 Sep , 2017 0 comments

As the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), popularly referred to as the Ban Treaty, opens for signature on 20 September 2017, it is most likely that it will garner the 50 endorsements that are necessary for its entry into force. After all, it was adopted in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 7 July 2017 by a vote of...

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The March of Folly Jointly Led By Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump
KP Fabian | 18 Sep , 2017 0 comments

The crisis over North Korea’s reckless but successful pursuit of nuclear- weapon capability and the misguided response thereto by the United States (US) is taking the world nearer to an unnecessary and perfectly avoidable catastrophe. Let us see where we are, why we are there, and how we can get out of the mess. The coverage in the...

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Indian must Doggedly Preserve its Strategic Independence

A nation’s foreign policy is strongly influenced by the imperatives of its neighbourhood, its strategic environment and the perception of its own status in the international community.  India’s extended neighbourhood, outlined in Kautilya’s  ‘Arthashastra’, the ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, as one of widening concentric...

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Post-Doklam, Chinese Aggression not yet over
Claude Arpi | 16 Sep , 2017 0 comments

The renewed Chinese aggressiveness, including against India’s Army Chief, is probably triggered by a great sense of insecurity, not to say instability. The battle for Chairman Xi is far from over The Doklam incident is over and one could say, ‘All’s well that ends well’, to paraphrase the title of Shakespeare’s play. Lessons should,...

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India-Japan and ‘Confluence of the Two Seas’: Ten years on
Titli Basu | 15 Sep , 2017 0 comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to visit Gujarat for the annual India-Japan bilateral summit meeting from September 13-14. The focus will primarily be on advancing the agenda pertaining to industrial clusters for investments and mega-infrastructure initiatives. The foundation stone for the multi-billion dollar flagship...

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