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North Korea Nuclear Crisis: An International Approach to a Complex Problem
Ameya Kelkar | 10 Sep , 2017 0 comments

Introduction South East Asia, today, is in the throes of its most recent crisis, with US officials having confirmed that the rogue nuclear capable nation of North Korea (hereafter referred to as the North) now possesses nuclear warheads. This was quickly met with a response from the incumbent US President Donald Trump, declaring that the US...

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India’s Membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: An Appraisal

On June 9, 2017, India became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation – a grouping one of whose primary objectives is to ensure stability on the borders of its members.1 This development came amidst India’s border standoff with China in the Sikkim sector and on-going ceasefire violations on the Line-of-Control with Pakistan,...

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Myanmar: Current Developments-The Army Holds the Key
CS Kuppuswamy | 08 Sep , 2017 0 comments

When Suu Kyi took over after a sweeping victory in the elections, she had three priorities in mind.  The first was ethnic reconciliation, the second was constitutional amendment and the third economic empowerment. Within the limited space available to her under the 2008 constitution, Suu Kyi has deftly managed to make some progress in ethnic...

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Fighting to the Muzzle: A Tradition of Valour and Professionalism

There can be no doubt that the lion’s share of the credit for the military victory during the Kargil conflict in the summer of 1999, goes to the infantry battalions of the army for their unparalleled grit and determination and indomitable courage under withering fire, while fighting to re-capture strong defensive positions from Pakistan’s...

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Forcible land grab in Gilgit-Baltistan despite stiff resistance of locals

The people of Gilgit-Baltistan are gearing up for a sustained resistance to the infamous China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that is to pass through their land. There are reports of massive demonstrations against forcible land grab being carried out in the tune of thousands of acres by the federal government agencies, especially so, the...

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