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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.”

 

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) writes  Uday Bhaskar

 

The question facing peace in Afghanistan is not to sift the less butchers from the greater butchers; it is to ensure that those who were maimed at the altar of political and other interests are given due justice. Peace attained at the cost of justice has not and cannot last long, writes Chayanika Saxena

 
 

The first India-Palestine Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) signifies New Delhi’s commitment towards economic development and well being of Palestine writes Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor

 

If there is anything more that the impressive list of MoUs and agreements signed between India and Russia at their annual summit meeting could do, it is to put to rest that rather overdone debate on the Russia-Pakistan-China axis writes Monish Gulati for South Asia Monitor

 

The 8th BRICS Summit being held in Goa (Oct 15-16) comes  at a time when the global strategic  and geopolitical framework is in considerable flux and tumult writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor

 

The decision of the Modi government to drastically reduce the disability  pension for military personnel injured or grievously wounded in battle, or while on operational assignment, is the equivalent of a ‘surgical strike’ on the unsuspecting Indian soldier, writes C. Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor.

 


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spotlight image India’s Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari visited Armenia recently to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
 
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The US has slammed Pakistan for failing to crackdown on terror groups operating from "safe havens" inside its territory, and said the Nawaz Sharif government did not take any action against the LeT and JeM, which continue to operate openly.
 
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In dispatching its  PLA (Peoples Liberation Army)  marines to Djibuti in the Horn of Africa on Wednesday (July 12 ) by amphibious ships, from the southern port of Zhanjiang, China has taken a significant step in enhancing its  trans-border military footprint.
 
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It is becoming increasingly obvious that China is experiencing a sort of superiority obsession, imagining it can dominate and conquer the world. Several Chinese acts in the recent past indicate such an attitude. Asian nations, which are now apprehensive about China’s aggressive postures, are unclear how matters will shape up.
 
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It is appalling to see how the struggle for self-determination in Kashmir has been reduced to bitter recriminations between Pakistan and India.
 
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As Aadhaar becomes the norm in India, and gets skewered for the involuntary nature of its imposition, our northern neighbours, as is their wont, want to do a number that will make this appear benign.
 
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South Asia is situated in a strategically important location and has always been bone of a contention for control by major powers.
 
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It was just at the end of spring that the unquiet American President was talking big about being the man who can seal the deal on Israeli-Palestinian peace.
 
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S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore on "India, ASEAN and Changing Geopolitics”
 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...

 
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History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

 
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Humans have long had a fear of malignant supernatural beings but there may be times when even the latter cannot compare with the sheer evil and destructiveness mortals may be capable of. But then seeking to enable the end of the world due to it...

 
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Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599

 
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