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Speculation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 predictably included a terrorist angle. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak initially said the plane had been taken off course due to ‘deliberate’ action by somebody on board, implying the plane had been seized and steered away by a terrorist writes Indranil Banerjie

 
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A new strand in Chinese foreign policy, particularly maritime, is attempting to increase the demarcation of China’s geopolitical expanse. Chinese strategic thinking is evident in at least three policy decisions since November 2013 writes Vivek Mishra

 
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Violence has been an integral part of Afghanistan’s political sphere, and had substantial bearing on the results of elections held earlier, primarily the presidential and provincial elections. Its impact has started to loom large on the upcoming presidential election in April writes Gaurav Dixit

 
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In the surcharged atmosphere of pre-general election politics, an over 100-page section of the first volume of the Henderson Brooks report (“the report”), which includes an exhaustive operational review of the 1962 India-China war over both western and eastern sectors, has been posted by Australian journalist Neville Maxwell on his website writes Monish Gulati

 
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Early this week, President Hamid Karzai reiterated his decision not to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US in his final address to the parliament.  In a recent interview to Washington Post, he explained his position by stating “Afghans died in a war that’s not ours” writes Aaranya Rajasingam

 
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Energy (oil and gas) is a geopolitically sensitive commodity, and the pipelines that transport them are no different. Besides the geopolitics of the countries that produce energy and those that consume this energy, the security situation in the regions that the transporting pipelines traverse can also make a project viable and attractive to investors writes Monish Gulati 

 
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Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid promised on Feb 15 that India will provide three military transport helicopters to war-ravaged Afghanistan shortly. The Indian foreign minister and Afghan President Hamid Karzai were attending the inauguration ceremony of Indian-funded Afghan National Agriculture Science and Technology University at Kandahar writes Jai Kumar Verma

 
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As the conflict in Ukraine refuses to precipitate, it continues to raise fears of triggering yet another confrontation between the Cold War era adversaries – the US and Russia in a geopolitical tussle for dominance in Europe. There is also the possibility that Ukraine itself could descend into civil war writes Monish Gulati

 
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Departing from the established course of action followed by the religious parties in Pakistan, a band of Sunni religious groups observed a day of protest against the Pakistan government’s “pro-Taliban policy” writes Gaurav Dixit

 
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India sees Afghanistan through western lenses, and for the latter whether Afghanistan signs the Bilateral Security Agreement with the USA is far more important than the upcoming presidential elections on April 5 writes Shakti Sinha

 


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India is not participating in the conference on negotiations for a total ban on nuclear weapons. India was expected later this week to issue a comprehensive statement at the United Nations laying out its stance on the meeting that is officially called the Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons,
 
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Therefore, there is an urgent need for the Modi government to re-define its “Make in India” policy so that India can beat China in its own game and get rid of perennial trade deficits writes Susmit Kumar
 
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 India should not hesitate in using both overt and covert means to bring its policies to successful fruition. Indian policy makers must be guided by the dictum that there is no permanent friend or enemy but only permanent interests, writes Adarsh Singh for South Asia Monitor.
 
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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 by Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India on Health And Development: India Must Bridge The Disconnect Chair: C Uday Bhaskar, Director, Soci...
 
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spotlight image Shaida Mohammad Abdali is the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India since 2012 and the non-resident  Afghan Ambassador to Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal.
 
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In Dutch politics, alliances are imperative to construct an administration. The post-election government formation is, therefore, a slightly time-consuming process. In due course, a coalition led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will surface.  
 
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Japan is a special country in several ways. For centuries, it remained isolated and disconnected with the outside world. But once it opened itself up to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854 by the use of force by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy, Japan has never looked back. Japan is a spe
 
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Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.  Recently, under the leadership of Custodian of the
 
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spotlight image It is time for India to undertake a comprehensive review of its nuclear doctrine and kill the unnecessary speculation
 
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.

 
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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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