FB   
 
Powered bysps
        Society for Policy Studies
 
 

 
Spotlight
News Image

BIMSTEC offers excellent opportunities for India to connect its Northeast with the economic power houses of ASEAN. In addition to adding infrastructure, BIMSTEC can also help the country in its energy sector. Yet while the BIMSTEC initiatives appear promising, there are potentialities that still need to be realized, writes Rupak Bhattacharjee for South Asia Monitor. 

 
News Image
Despite the successes, law enforcers must be on their guard as the militant groups are still gaining fresh recruits. Law enforcers should address how these organisations are being funded as the weapons collected from the dead militants suggest that they continue to receive substantial external assistance, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.  
 
News Image

The chances that Pakistani army succeeds in taking revenge are remote; hence it may be possible that Gen Raheel Sharif compels Nawaz (Sharif) to give him extension and in case he refuses to give extension, Pakistan may witness one more coup, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor.

 
News Image

It’s back to square one. In context, Maldives quitting the Commonwealth, and the latter feeling saddened about what anyway was in the making, and the UK as the Commonwealth’s founder and eternal chair, too feeling upset, have only academic relevance just now, writes N. Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.

 
News Image

As Pakistan is now aiming for a greater SAARC with China and the Central Asian states in its fold, the importance of the emerging BBIN grouping has become  more important for not only Indian diplomatic initiatives but for economic progress of landlocked countries like Nepal and Bhutan, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor

 
News Image

The election of Antonio Guterres is a positive sign which the new Secretary General should use to his advantage in the interests of a multi-polar and secure world writes Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor

 
News Image

With the 19th summit being cancelled due to animosities between its member states, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is likely to become a letter-pad organization that is technically not being wound up but whose meaningful functioning has ceased to be a possibility, writes N. S. Venkatraman for South Asia Monitor.

 
News Image

Where increasing international and regional pressure on Pakistan has borne some result, it would do India well in the long run if it does not abandon its efforts to keep Pakistan’s rogue behaviour under check through a combination of sustained diplomatic, economic and military measures, writes Tanushree Chakravorty for South Asia Monitor.

 
News Image

The Chinese announcement regarding damming the Brahmaputra has come at a time when India hints that it may revisit the Indus Water Treaty. Beijing is perhaps sending a message across that a large part of northeastern India is dependent on Chinese mercy so far as Brahmaputra waters are concerned, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.

 
News Image

New Delhi while strengthening its strategic ties with the US, should watch closely recent events in ASEAN which may have reduced Washington’s leverage and strengthened China’s position in ASEAN, write Tridivesh Singh Maini and Maithili Parikh for South Asia Monitor.

 


< Previous ... 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 131 ... Next > 

(total 1302 results)

Review
 
 
 
 
The first India-China strategic dialogue is to be held on February 22, 2017. This dialogue was proposed during the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in August last year and it was propagated as a new mechanism for a more comprehensive dialogue between the two countries. 
 
read-more
The Islamic State (IS)  and its ideological affiliates  in Pakistan have claimed responsibility for this attack and threatened that this is only the beginning of such an anti-Sufi /Shia  campaign to exterminate the apostate – or ‘non-believer’ writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
 
read-more
spotlight image India has vital interests in the Middle East and going by the spurt in political engagements since May 2014, the region is a top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor
 
read-more
The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly hurt the holistic development of the entire State. The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly
 
read-more
Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by Dr.Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research on Asia: Hope for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?    ...
 
read-more
spotlight image Earlier this week, just after United States President Donald Trump’s top adviser on national security resigned in controversy, a European intelligence official asked a reporter the question on everyone’s mind: “I was hoping you could tell me what’s going on over there [in the US].”
 
read-more
It is high time that Taiwan differentiated its position from Beijing’s claim on South China Sea, writes Namrata Hasija for South Asia Monitor.
 
read-more
At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State
 
read-more
Every year during the budget, many defence and strategic experts start clamouring for a higher budgetary allocation for the defence sector and this year was no different. The allocation of Rs 2.74 lakh crore (excluding defence pensions) is being perceived as “too less”. Every year during the budget, many defence and
 
read-more
Column-image

India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.

 
Column-image

The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...

 
Column-image

What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...

 
Column-image

What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...

 
Column-image

Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
Subscribe to our newsletter
Archive