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US policies toward India and Asia need strategic coherence

President Donald J. Trump is on his first official trip to Asia, with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, and now Vietnam, for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) summit. In his address to the APEC CEO Summit, he outlined his stamp on Asia statecraft, which includes a vision of upholding a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” However, the United States cannot achieve that goal without strong Asian partnerships—including with India.

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Headed for a war? The long term implications of India's attack on Pakistan

The problem with war is that populations get bored of it soon. I do not mean they get tired of war, in the sense that their sons are dying or that the economy is bleeding. I mean they actually get bored.  
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How the media has taken the Indo-Pak conflict beyond the political space into the personal one

Modern states are becoming less and less amenable to public opinion. The media alone cannot determine what the states should do, but the world will be a much poorer place for everyone if it surrendered its right to tell them what they should not do.

 
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How Modi took off with Manmohan Singh's script

Interrupting the emotions-soaked song was lead news for liquor barons and tipplers. The Patna high court had reversed the Bihar government’s imposition of prohibition. Life was normal in India on Friday as it were, barring the security alert in Delhi and other sensitive cities, and of course, on the border.

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When SAARC became a tool to embarrass than cooperate

The situation has once again proved India’s clout in the region and its leadership position. It is beginning of a long road and puts India with a lot of responsibility. To continue enjoying the trust of the neighbouring countries India has to remain committed to strengthening sub-regional cooperation and also consistently nurturing these groupings.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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