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A great actor, a true champion of India-Pakistan Peace and a warm-hearted Punjabi in Mumbai is gone. Apparently a heart attack after a day of shooting.

 

The assassination is a reminder of not just how deep fault lines run in the region but also of the geopolitics at play. writes Monish Gulati

 

What kind of world are we building? We should take up the great lessons of the past to understand the present writes Marco Emanuele.derstand the present, writes Marco Emanuele.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in Japan December 15 for a two-day summit. Will the visit create a new legal foundation for a potentially game-changing partnership in Northeast Asia writes Monish Gulati.

 
The strangest of the several barbs hurled hurdled at Pakistan during and after the recently concluded Heart of Asia conference at Amritsar, India,  was that Pakistan is trying to change perception about the Taliban writes Monish Gulati  
 

Does Pakistan’s green lighting of the Russian request to use the strategic Gwadar Port for its exports, signal a new alignment in regional power play? Not really, writes Monish Gulati

 

Peace in Afghanistan has once again been denied chance with the bombing of a prominent Shia shrine in Kabul (Baqir-ul-Uloom) today that left 27 dead and scores injured. Violence is once again, disturbingly, becoming the new normal in Afghanistan, writes Chayanika Saxena.

 
How do you boost your country’s bilateral relations with Turkey? Not a difficult question to answer - just target the ‘Gulenists’. And Pakistan just did that, writes Monish Gulati.
 
Two and a half years into the life of a five year tenure, the jury is still out on ‘governance’.  A lot of great decisions have been taken.  Not all of them are being implemented successfully. Perhaps  there was a great underestimation  of the challenges ahead, let alone opposition from entrenched interests. There are also questions whether decision making is benefiting from a sufficiently large input providing base, writes Hardeep Singh Puri.
 


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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India between 7th and 10th of April and plethoras of agreements are likely to be signed then. Among the various agreements, the two countries will be signing the defence cooperation agreement which  has been getting the most attention. 
 
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The Congress needs to come up with a more aspirational narrative than that of the BJP. The party doesn’t lack talent, but its leadership clearly lacks hunger and enthusiasm required for winning elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini for South Asia Monitor.
 
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 India should not hesitate in using both overt and covert means to bring its policies to successful fruition. Indian policy makers must be guided by the dictum that there is no permanent friend or enemy but only permanent interests, writes Adarsh Singh for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Society for Policy Studies in association with India Habitat Centre invites you to a lecture in the Changing Asia Series by by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India on Health And Development: India Must Bridge The Disconnect Chair: C Uday Bhaskar, Director, Soci...
 
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spotlight image 'Covert military actions or surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan have limited utility that won't change the mind of the Pakistan Army or the ISI  which sponsor cross-border terrorism
 
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In Dutch politics, alliances are imperative to construct an administration. The post-election government formation is, therefore, a slightly time-consuming process. In due course, a coalition led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will surface.  
 
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Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. Japan is a spe
 
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Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.  Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the
 
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spotlight image No First Use as a nuclear deterrent without additional caveats should work well enough
 
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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.

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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