FB   
 
Powered bysps
        Society for Policy Studies
 
 

 
Spotlight
News Image

India’s external environment and the related foreign policy challenges, with a special focus on the South Asian neighbourhood, were usefully illuminated in the course of this week by Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna and National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon writes C. Uday Bhaskar

 
News Image

We in South Asia tend to be modest (which is a good thing) and to underestimate ourselves (which is not such a good thing) when we speak of South Asian integration and the present situation in the sub-region says ShivShankar Menon

 
News Image

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi’s visit to Delhi on March 1 as part of the preparation for the BRICS Summit meeting in end-March that India is hosting was significant at the bilateral plane, as it led to a broad agreement for greater cooperation between the two Asian giants in the maritime domain. Writes C Uday Bhaskar

 
News Image

India has, as the saying goes, lost the mango as well as the sack in the Maldives. It has lost the goodwill of every democracy-loving Maldivian and has not gained anything from the new dispensation- backed and aided by a cocktail of the military, police, mafia and radicals.Writes Sumon K Chakrabarti

 
News Image

For wrong reasons or right, Pakistan has for over three decades served as a hub for militant extremism. All militant and terrorist groups operating in the Philippines, Middle East, Central Asia, India, China’s Xinxiang, Afghanistan, the Caucuses, Europe and North America have, in one way or another, fresh or historical links with Pakistan. Writes Amrullah Saleh, former Director General of Afghanistan's Intelligence Directorate.

 
News Image

 India shares the US led view that the emergence of a nuclear Iran is not in the regional interest – but differs on the means to be adopted to persuade Iran to abide by its NPT commitments.  Writes C Uday Bhaskar

 
News Image

Islamabad truly rolled out the red carpet for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his February 8-10 visit to the country. The Pakistanis left no stone unturned to ensure the success of the visit.Writes Bhaskar Roy

 
News Image

The trouble with most current commentaries on Pakistan’s self-pitying political hypochondria is this lack of overall perspective on political cause and effect. Writes Harold Gould

 
News Image

The swearing in of the Vice President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik is proving to be a complex challenge to India’s regional  profile in the extended South Asian region. Writes C Uday Bhaskar

 
News Image

The forced resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed of Maldives does not augur well for the island nation, which had embraced democracy just a few years back. Writes Alok Bansal

 


< Previous ... 1 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 150 ... Next > 

(total 1492 results)

Review
 
 
 
 
spotlight image Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has confirmed his presence for the occasion. In an exclusive interview with INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS, Indonesia’s Ambassador to India, Sidharto R.Suryodipuro, reminded Nilova Roy Chaudhury that the first Chief Guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations, in 1950, w
 
read-more
The words of Ho Chi Minh  “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty” rang true for the people of the erstwhile East Pakistan when, with increasing brutality, the West Pakistani oppression spread across the land, writes Anwar A Khan from Dhaka
 
read-more
In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting that would help to focus and catalyse development in India's Northeast.
 
read-more
  United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated on Friday Washington's warning that “all options are on the table” to meet North Korea's nuclear threat while offering to keep the lines of communication with Pyongyang open.
 
read-more
What is commonly referred to as the “border dispute” between India and China manifests itself in two distinct and separate areas of contention. One is Aksai Chin, a virtually uninhabited high-altitude desert expanse of about 37,000 square kilometres. The other is what is now the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh,
 
read-more
The first thing that one sees when a flight approaches New Delhi is thick smog that envelopes the city and its lack of greenery.  In almost all other major cities of India lack of greenery is the most obvious sight that one sees when approaching it by air.
 
read-more

Pakistan has agreed to allow the rupee to depreciate after holding talks with the International Mone­tary Fund (IMF) on the country's economy.

 
read-more

Two major global changes in the past year; the ‘Brexit’ referendum and the advent of Donald Trump, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia

 
read-more

It is also imperative for India to explore other regions for markets. Its trade deficit with Latin America has been narrowing. Also, its trade with Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala has increased, ...

 
read-more
Column-image

Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulat...

 
Column-image

Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399

 
Column-image

Gorichen, a majestic peak in the Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 22,500 feet, is the highest in Arunachal Pradesh. Beautiful to look at and providing a fantastic view from the top, it is extremely tough climb for mountaineers.

 
Column-image

It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to...

 
Column-image

Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699