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Examining the Strategy behind China’s OBOR
Bhaskar Roy | 09 May , 2017 0 comments

On May 14, representatives of 110 countries would be gathered in Beijing in one of the biggest international summits, to listen and discuss China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.  Around 28 national leaders from Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Turkey, and several from the West and Africa would...

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Judicial Overreach in defence and security issues endangers National Security

Looking at rulings and advice emanating from the Supreme Court in recent times, one wonders if first, the honourable court has taken control of counter insurgency and counter terrorist operations in the country, and whether they will next dictate what should be India’s foreign policy towards which country. The second question that comes to...

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Will the Court Verdict unseat Nawaz Sharif?
V.B.N. Ram | 07 May , 2017 0 comments

Eventually, if the turn of events don’t favour Nawaz Sharif, the three time prime-minister, a judicial verdict can remove him from office. Nevertheless, his political outfit PML (N) will never cease to dominate national relevance. Some years back Nawaz Sharif’s forced exile to Saudi Arabia for many years by his sworn detractor Gen Pervez...

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Western Military Intervention Won’t Help Syria
Sumantra Maitra | 06 May , 2017 0 comments

The drums of Western military intervention in Syria started banging again in Liberal analytical circles, as renowned voices started calling for another middle east intervention in the West. Surveys upon surveys suggest that majority of British and Americans don’t want to be involved in Middle East, and that Donald Trump himself won over the...

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Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security. We now have a leader in Maldives who is said to be ruthless, vindictive and ungrateful. He has been systematically jailing all the leading members of opposition...

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