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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.
 
As someone who has sent in applications to become a part of the academic milieu of the United Kingdom, the visit by the British Prime Minister Theresa May was an event of much interest.  
 

Ahead of the Nuclear Security Group (NSG) meeting in Vienna on November 11,  China has stated that there will be no change in its position about admitting new members who are non-signatories to the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT). A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman noted in Beijing:  “This Friday in Vienna a plenary session of the NSG will be held. Our position is subject to no change as of date.”

 


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spotlight image A career diplomat, Chitranganee Wagiswara, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, is the first woman to be the island nation’s envoy to India. As Foreign Secretary, she was Sri Lanka’s top diplomat for 18 months before being posted to New Delhi.
 
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India has accused the United Nations Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces “have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world.”
 
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Close Canada-India collaboration in health and wellness is a journey that commenced in 2015 in Toronto, when the first major health summit was held, and ended in March 2017 in New Delhi.
 
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With weird concoction like "Beer Yoga" getting popular as the next big international fitness craze, the ancient art of inner blossoming is seemingly going topsy-turvy. And as yoga hogs the limelight on its third International Day, the loud call for saving the spirit of the ancient and modern practice can't be swept under
 
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AS backpedaling goes, it is unconvincing. Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat waded deep into controversy last month when he vigorously defended the army’s violent suppression of legitimate dissent in India-held Kashmir.
 
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Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal at an especially fragile time in the life of the 11-year-old Himalayan republic.
 
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The opposition and media in Pakistan have been crucifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for having sat through the US-Arab-Islamic Summit held in Saudi Arabia in the first week of June, without highlighting the grievances of the Pakistani people.
 
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A United States fighter downed a Syrian military aircraft for the first time when it bombed a Syrian rebel faction backed by Washington.
 
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Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599

 
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  A former Indian civil servant, who is currently a professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, US spent long periods in distant villages and city slums of India. The result? A scholarly book that presen...

 
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  Title: The Exile; Author:  Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pages: 640; Price: Rs 699

 
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Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist; who started off as an officer in the British army and attained the rank of a colonel. Frequently called in to kill man-eating tigers or leopards,...

 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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