Powered bysps
        Society for Policy Studies

Asia Watch

Taking a united position on the issue of African nationals facing increasing racial attacks in India, the Group of African Heads of Mission here have decided to stay away from this year’s Africa Day celebrations in protest. The group met recently and decided to tell their home governments not to send new students to India unless and until their safety could be guaranteed.


The Turkish government fervently hopes the WHS, an initiative by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to address the sufferings of people hit by conflicts and disasters around the world, will be "the starting point" to evolve much-needed processes to find "durable and viable solutions" for such global problems. 


With 59 oil and gas companies in the US filing for bankruptcy and several others in the bankruptcy pipeline, it looks like Saudi Arabia is winning the oil war it declared on the US last year


Saturday’s unprecedented mass protest inside the highly fortified Green Zone in Baghdad is a harsh reminder of the deepening political crisis that has virtually paralysed the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. 


Over the last year, Saudi Arabia has been experiencing a series of crises that have strained its economy, jeopardised its security and threatened its leadership of the Arab and Islamic world. 


The conflict in Syria is one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of recent times. According to a recent report by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research, an independent think tank, about 4,70,000 Syrians have lost their lives due to the war, directly and indirectly, so far.


When Narendra Modi became prime minister in May 2014, some observers expected a shift in India’s Middle East policy, and more particularly a tilt toward Israel.


American airstrikes have killed 25,000 Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria and incinerated millions of dollars plundered by the militants, according to Pentagon officials.


A United Nations-backed ceasefire between the Saudi-allied forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and Shia Houthi rebels took effect in Yemen on Sunday, raising hopes that the warring factions may purposefully work towards a negotiated solution.


After every fresh outrage claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS) — like the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels and the suicide bombing of a football stadium near Baghdad, which killed dozens and injured hundreds — a standard debate ensues: does Islam condone these atrocities against civilians? With its extreme violence and nihilistic mindset, the IS seems a death cult bent on senseless destruction.


< Previous ... 1 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ... Next > 

(total 237 results)

spotlight image Sergio Arispe Barrientos, Ambassador of  Bolivia to India is, at 37, the youngest head of mission in New Delhi. Only the second envoy from his country to India, Barrientos, who presented his credentials to the Indian President last month, feels he has arrived at a propitious time, when India’s focus is on so
India is the world's biggest importer of weapons, accounting for 12 percent of global purchases during the past five years because it is not able to produce enough arms to meet its requirements, according to the authoritative Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, writes Arul Louis  
While most Indians were observing recent domestic political developments; with surprise defeats for the ruling BJP in its pocket boroughs and a likelihood of the opposition uniting against the Party for the 2019 national elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini
Before the independence of Mauritius from Britain in 1968, the Chagos archipelago was separated as part of the “British Indian Ocean Territory” in 1965, and retained by the UK, writes Priya Pillai
Famous for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has a new cause for joy: In recognition of its Gross National Income (GNI) growth and social development, the kingdom is poised to graduate from the UN category of the world's poorest known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC), writes Arul Louis
Prem Sharma sells gutka (a combination of betel nuts, tobacco and mouth freshener) and cigarettes near the Vijay Nagar square in Indore, the commercial capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. However, the most visible part of his tiny business is the dustbin that he does not dare to lose. The case is similar with pretty

While India has regained its position as the world’s fastest growing large economy – with the uptick in GDP expansion at 6.7% in Q3 of 2017-18 – sustaining it critically depend...


What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...


A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school puts on a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible— and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years ...


Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.


'Another South Asia!' edited by Dev Nath Pathak makes a critical engagement with the questions about South Asia: What is South Asia? How can one pin down the idea of regionalism in South Asia wherein inter-state relations are often char...