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Testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee on Foreign Affairs, United States House of Representatives on March 13, 2013 by Walter Lohman, Director of the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation.

 

Testimony of  Joseph Yun, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Washington, DC February 26, 2013
 

Speech of Shri P Chidambaram, Finance Minister at the K Subrahmanyam Memorial Lecture on 6th February, 2013 at Delhi on

India’s National Security – Challenges and Priorities

 

Here is the full text of Aung San Suu Kyi's lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial in New Delhi on 15 November 2012

 

It is customary on such occasions to say how delighted one is to come to a meeting and how appropriate its subject is. Today, for once, I mean it in full measure. I am truly delighted to be here at the workshop on Kautilya organised by the IDSA. I must congratulate Director General  Arvind Gupta on this initiative.

 

With a view to strengthening regional financial and economic cooperation, Governor Dr. D. Subbarao today announced in the 24th SAARCFINANCE Governors’ Meeting, in Pokhara, Nepal, that the Reserve Bank of India will offer Swap Arrangement of US $ 2 billion both in foreign currency and Indian rupee.

 

Thank you, Dr. Gupta, for inviting me to the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, and for your leadership of this distinguished organization.  It’s a special honor to have this opportunity on my first visit to India as Secretary of Defense. This trip has taken me from Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii, to the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, to Cam Ranh Bay and Hanoi in Vietnam.  It’s appropriate that as I have defined our new defense strategy for the 21st Century....

 
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There is increasing concern in the strategic community and the general public about cyber security and we are in the final stages of preparing a whole-of-government cyber security architecture.

 
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As the United States prepares for a withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is leaving behind a complex cauldron of bilateral and regional relations which will impact the future of not just Afghanistan, but those of its neighbours Iran and Pakistan too.

 
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Since Climate Change issue has already begun to have its negative impact on the world climate and thus it had become all the more urgent to find out agreeable to all logical and viable solutions to lessen the impact of such a change which will only be possible when the countries scattered around the globe cooperate with each other

 


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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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