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As the invasion of Iraq was about to commence in March 2003, Colonel Tim Collins addressed his men of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment gathered on the Iraq-Kuwait border: “We go to liberate, not to conquer… .We are entering Iraq to free a people and the only flag which will be flown in that ancient land is their own… . Iraq is steeped in history….. Tread lightly there.” But lightly the coalition forces did not tread on history and the results are for all to see.

 
 
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As the Regional Comprehensive Economic Policy negotiations enter the fourth year, contours of the probable final outcome are gradually emerging. Based on the developments after the 13th round of negotiations that took place in Auckland between June 12 and 18, we get a big picture of what industry can hope to get from RCEP.

 
 
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Britain's vote to leave the European Union and simmering discontent in other Western countries is seen as hastening the arrival of an “Asian Century,” analysts say, led by the rise of China and India.

 
 
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One of the greatest blunders in modern military history was President George W Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003. And he had the active support of Britain’s then Prime Minister Tony Blair. After seven years of labour, Sir John Chilcot has finally unveiled a report that has indicted Mr Blair in no uncertain terms, and the latter’s response has been weak.

 
 
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Among the many disclosures in the report of the Iraq Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcot is a private memo from the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to the then President of the United States, George Bush. Written as early as July 2002, the letter starts with the words, “I will be with you, whatever.”

 
 
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In yet another remarkable achievement, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered the orbit around Jupiter without being knocked down by the planet’s intense magnetic field and radiation.

 
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Back in the 1970s, all the English people I knew were aggressively socialist well, perhaps, aggressive is the wrong word; they were English after all. 

Their politics were deeply felt and you certainly knew where they stood on any social issue. 

 

 
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On the face of it, Brexit will not materially impact the energy market and, in particular, the efforts to weaken the linkage between fossil fuels and climate change. For it has no immediate bearing on the fundamentals of demand and supply.

 
 
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Brexit has made the right-wing political groups to come forward against the failure of the EU. Today Italy, France, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Spain and Hungary, all have their right-wing parties voicing the inevitability of their own countries emulating the UK. This all deeply reflects the restlessness and a sense of rejection of the very identity of the EU

 
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While there are many reasons why India’s strong pitch led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group was doomed to fail, two most important ones have not received attention.

 


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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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What is commonly referred to as the “border dispute” between India and China manifests itself in two distinct and separate areas of contention. One is Aksai Chin, a virtually uninhabited high-altitude desert expanse of about 37,000 square kilometres. The other is what is now the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh,
 
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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