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The time has come for India to re-work its Beijing policy and, thereafter, shift its negotiating strategy with Islamabad. However, this would require strong political will: commitment and persistence, writes Amit Dasgupta for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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The political opposition in Pakistan has responded cautiously but has emphasised on the need for judicial reforms to obviate the need for an ad hoc measure like military courts, writes Mahendra Ved for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Having raised the expectations of the people about his anti-corruption commitment to a very high level, Narendra Modi is now facing the challenge of fulfilling the expectations of the people, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.

 
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It is hoped that even in the face of developments that seem to be moving towards an arms race in the region and beyond, India will be able to steer clear of unnecessary moves, writes Manpreet Sethi for South Asia Monitor.

 
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There are many imponderables as of now, and we cannot say that the present ceasefire will necessarily take Syria to a peaceful destiny. But the ceasefire will reduce the death toll, writes K.P. Fabian for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The political atmosphere in Myanmar is likely to experience a major qualitative shift if State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi succeeds in establishing state control over the country’s natural resources, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.

 
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With just 30 months left before the next general elections, it has become a compulsive need for Prime Minister Narendra Modi not only to fight against corruption but also appear to be doing so, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The challenges posed by IS-Khorasan are being dealt with in a piecemeal and fragmented manner. It will be interesting to see if a new alliance will emerge to deal with the factors that have plagued Afghanistan, writes Chayanika Saxena for South Asia Monitor.

 
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There is no denying the fact that the current development of new normal in China-Nepal relations is troubling for India as Nepal’s dependence on India will reduce and thus its obligations towards India resulting in the loss of Indian influence in Nepal, writes Anuradha Rai for South Asia Monitor.

 
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 In ten years, Nepal has seen three constitutions, two political interregnums and a protracted ethnic conundrum between the peoples of the Hill and Terai.The promised devolution of power stands unfulfilled writes Sourina Bej for South Asia Monitor.

 


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India's successful launch of putting a record 104 satellites into orbit is a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry which has a lot to learn from New Delhi's frugal space programme, a Chinese government mouthpiece that publishes in English said in one of its rare editorials in which it commended an Indian action
 
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The Islamic State (IS)  and its ideological affiliates  in Pakistan have claimed responsibility for this attack and threatened that this is only the beginning of such an anti-Sufi /Shia  campaign to exterminate the apostate – or ‘non-believer’ writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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spotlight image India has vital interests in the Middle East and going by the spurt in political engagements since May 2014, the region is a top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor
 
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The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly hurt the holistic development of the entire State. The recent violence that took place in Nagaland against the 33 per cent reservation given to women is not only sad, but it would certainly
 
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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 Dr.Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research on Asia: Hope for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?    ...
 
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spotlight image Earlier this week, just after United States President Donald Trump’s top adviser on national security resigned in controversy, a European intelligence official asked a reporter the question on everyone’s mind: “I was hoping you could tell me what’s going on over there [in the US].”
 
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It is high time that Taiwan differentiated its position from Beijing’s claim on South China Sea, writes Namrata Hasija for South Asia Monitor.
 
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At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State
 
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Sometime in later half of last year when Indo-Pak tensions peaked, military operation heads in J&K received unusual calls on their landlines. Sometime in later half of last year when Indo-Pak tensions peaked, military operation heads in J&K received unusual calls on their landlines.
 
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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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