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It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world”. This line from the 1970s British pop song might well have been written to capture “the shook up” mood in Britain, a month after it voted to leave the EU, triggering a bizarre sequence of events that should finally lay to rest the myth of civility and timidity in British politics.

 
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“In the Temple of Solomon and the portico”, wrote the chronicler Raymond d’Aguilers, witnessing the capture of Jerusalem in 1099, “crusaders rode in blood to the knees and bridles of their horses”.

 

 
 
Then another teen armed with a gun and rucksack full of ammunition, who killed 10 people — mostly teenagers — in Munich and committed suicide. Next, a 21-year-old jilted lover in Reutlingen who slaughtered a woman with a machete and grievously injured two others before being overpowered.   
 
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It is often said the Palestinian liberation struggle was a rock that was thrown into still water. 

 
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Is the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) starting a new Cold War? Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir thinks so. He has accused recent Nato exercises on Russia’s borders as “sabre rattling and war-mongering”. And a Nato summit in Warsaw firmed up a battle group of 4,000 new troops in Poland and in each of the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and took command of a US-built nuclear shield in Europe.

IS the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) starting a new Cold War? Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir thinks so. He has accused recent Nato exercises on Russia’s borders as “sabre rattling and war-mongering”. And a Nato summit in Warsaw firmed up a battle group of 4,000 new troops in Poland and in each of the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and took command of a US-built nuclear shield in Europe.

 
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Shakespeare in Julius Caesar speaks for the rationalists: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/But in ourselves, that we are underlings”. Coming weeks, months and years will tell who is right.Shakespeare in Julius Caesar speaks for the rationalists: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/But in ourselves, that we are underlings”. Coming weeks, months and years will tell who is right.

Shakespeare in Julius Caesar speaks for the rationalists: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars/But in ourselves, that we are underlings”. Coming weeks, months and years will tell who is right.

 
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Though Brexit is the latest threat to globalisation, as chief economic advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian pointed out at the India Policy Forum Lecture on Tuesday, the seeds of the destruction of the era of hyper-globalisation—exports-to-GDP rose to over 25% in 2008 as compared to 18% in the 1980s boom—lay in the fact that this phase coincided with what he called the weakening West and the rising rest. 

 

The ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague against China’s claim on the South China Sea in a case brought before the court by the Philippines should prima facie have remained a bilateral matter between the litigants.

 
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The writing on the wall is clear: internet and social media have exposed the people to the outside world beyond China's Great Wall, so now they will demand more freedom the way others are enjoying across the world

 
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The commencement of operations on the International North-South Transport Corridor project — connecting Bandar Abbas port in Iran to St Petersburg in European Russia — is of great import to India.

 
 


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spotlight image Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has confirmed his presence for the occasion. In an exclusive interview with INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS, Indonesia’s Ambassador to India, Sidharto R.Suryodipuro, reminded Nilova Roy Chaudhury that the first Chief Guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations, in 1950, w
 
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The words of Ho Chi Minh  “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty” rang true for the people of the erstwhile East Pakistan when, with increasing brutality, the West Pakistani oppression spread across the land, writes Anwar A Khan from Dhaka
 
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In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting that would help to focus and catalyse development in India's Northeast.
 
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  United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated on Friday Washington's warning that “all options are on the table” to meet North Korea's nuclear threat while offering to keep the lines of communication with Pyongyang open.
 
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The 15th trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China concluded in New Delhi on Monday with many nuanced takeaways embedded in the joint statement of 46 paragraphs. Reiterating that the forum “is not directed against any other country”, the statement underlined the importance of the establishment o
 
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The first thing that one sees when a flight approaches New Delhi is thick smog that envelopes the city and its lack of greenery.  In almost all other major cities of India lack of greenery is the most obvious sight that one sees when approaching it by air.
 
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Pakistan has agreed to allow the rupee to depreciate after holding talks with the International Mone­tary Fund (IMF) on the country's economy.

 
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Two major global changes in the past year; the ‘Brexit’ referendum and the advent of Donald Trump, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia

 
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It is also imperative for India to explore other regions for markets. Its trade deficit with Latin America has been narrowing. Also, its trade with Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala has increased, ...

 
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Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulat...

 
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Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399

 
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Gorichen, a majestic peak in the Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 22,500 feet, is the highest in Arunachal Pradesh. Beautiful to look at and providing a fantastic view from the top, it is extremely tough climb for mountaineers.

 
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It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to...

 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699