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 India-UAE relations continue to flourish as extraordinary commercial potential, growing defence ties and the cultural connect make the bilateral ties unique and thriving, writes Md. Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The world must give “time and space” to the Myanmar government so that it can sort out the problem of Rohingya Muslims. Besides, international organisations should provide basic amenities to the displaced Rohingya Muslims so that extremist Islamic organisations do not succeed in recruiting them, writes Jai Kumar Verma for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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 Without the military relinquishing its veto powers over constitutional amendments, it is but certain that the NLD-led government in Myanmar will not be in a position to effect political reform, writes Obja Borah Hazarika for South Asia Monitor.

 
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At the annual Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi from January 17-19, 2017, Sri Lanka’s Resettlement Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said the two nations would soon commence negotiations for an accord for India to develop the eastern Trincomalee port in his country, writes N Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.    

 
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India should translate the proposed connectivity projects into reality, extend cooperation to the ASEAN countries to sort out the South China Sea dispute and take care of the Indian minorities there in order to make its Act East Policy successful and to rediscover the Southeast Asian region in the true sense, writes Dr Bawa Singh for South Asia Monitor.

 
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The blanket restrictions on freedom of movement for Muslim communities clearly violate international human rights law. Lifting these restrictions is essential to addressing other human rights and humanitarian concerns in Rakhine state, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor.

 
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While these two South Asian states may have charted different journeys since their respective independence, poised at times in opposition to the other, yet the ties between India and Afghanistan have sustained all the ebbs and flows of times, writes Chayanika Saxena for South Asia Monitor

 
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The anxiety of the anti-corruption crusaders is whether the challenges before Prime Minister Narendra Modi in continuing his battle against corruption would become too formidable for him to tackle, writes N.S. Venkataraman for South Asia Monitor.  
 
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Vietnam, along with Japan, forms the two pillars of India's Act East Policy and New Delhi's partnership with Hanoi in the strategic domain is important to counter China's growing assertiveness in the region, writes Maj. Gen. P.K. Chakravorty (Retd)  
 
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The latest immigration policy under President Donald Trump’s executive order is unequivocally discriminatory and cannot stand judicial scrutiny under municipal legal system of US and international law, writes Prof. Nafees Ahmad for South Asia Monitor.

 


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India's successful launch of putting a record 104 satellites into orbit is a wake-up call for China's commercial space industry which has a lot to learn from New Delhi's frugal space programme, a Chinese government mouthpiece that publishes in English said in one of its rare editorials in which it commended an Indian action
 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Israel later this year – a first by an Indian head of the government that comes 25 years after the two countries established full diplomatic ties. The visit, a long awaited one.
 
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spotlight image For a Dongria child, the schooling process not only displaces him of the community and the land but also displaces him from his own way of seeking truth i.e through nature, writes Rajaraman Sundaresan 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 Dr.Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research on Asia: Hope for the Future or Prisoner of the Past?    ...
 
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US President Donald Trump’s first few days in office have witnessed a profusion of apocalyptic predictions for the world economy.  His unabashed move to encourage protectionism in the world economy does not augur well for the future of the trading regime
 
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It is high time that Taiwan differentiated its position from Beijing’s claim on South China Sea, writes Namrata Hasija for South Asia Monitor.
 
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At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State At the moment, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari is able to stop the violence by pushing the Islamists to the vast Sambisa forests of the Borno State
 
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Sometime in later half of last year when Indo-Pak tensions peaked, military operation heads in J&K received unusual calls on their landlines. Sometime in later half of last year when Indo-Pak tensions peaked, military operation heads in J&K received unusual calls on their landlines.
 
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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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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...

 
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