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Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere. 

 
 
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There is no doubt that Prime Minister Modi’s speech on June 8, when he addressed  the US Congress, was brilliant. The contents resonated with the audience; there was a bit of humour and all issues were covered.

 

In May 2011, U.S. Special Forces carried out a raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It was a triumph for the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama, but it did not mean the end of al-Qaeda.

 
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From the strategies of Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah to the whims of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, the election to the legislature of India’s largest State next year can upend the political equilibrium of this country or cement it in a position for a decade. Occasionally, and more due to the back and forth movement, with regards to a movie, election in Punjab and the associated drug and debt crisis in India’s agrarian powerhouse is also being discussed.

 
 
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Recent trends in appointments to top posts of the world have been encouraging for women. In 2014, Michaëlle Jean became the first woman Secretary-General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. 

 
 
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Hillary Clinton's win as a presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party is historic. About eight years ago, Barack Obama's win as the nominee and later as the President of the United States was historic, as he was the first African-American to be the President.

 
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By declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as “genocide”, Germany’s Lower House of Parliament, the Bundestag, has ignited a controversy with Turkey at a particularly awkward moment...when Europe has been floundering in search of an agreeable formula on the resettlement of migrants.

 
 
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The annual session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO), held recently in New Delhi, offered a chance to reflect on a dilemma facing international relations: how should developing countries respond to imminent changes in the global regimes on trade, climate and other “common spaces”? For India, it was an opportunity to examine why its once formidable negotiators have struggled in recent times, characterised as “reactive”, “obstructionist” or worse, “fence-sitters”.

 
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On his recent visit to Morocco, Vice President Hamid Ansari, delivered an address at the Mohammed V University on “Accommodating Diversity in a Globalising World: The Indian Experience.”

 
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As Rodrigo Duterte is not from the traditional oligarchy, he may attempt real reform - but he will face formidable challenges

 


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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