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Resource Faculty
Bhaskar, Comm. C. Uday (Retd.)
Director, Society for Policy Studies
 
Bhattacharjee,  Dr. Rupak
Independent  Analyst
 
Bhattacharya, Sanchita
Research Associate, Institute of Conflict Management
 
Bhaumik, Subir
Journalist and Strategic Affairs Analyst
 
Dasgupta, Amb. Amit
Former Ambassador
 
Gulati, Monish
Senior Fellow, Society for Policy Studies
 
Krishnamurthy, Rajeshwari
Research Officer, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi
 
Krishnaswami, Dr Sridhar
Senior Journalist, Head, Departments of Journalism and Mass Communications and International Relations, SRM University, Chennai.
 
Malik, Preet
Former Ambassador
 
Moorthy, N. Sathiya
Director, Chennai Chapter, Observer Research Foundation.
 
Padmaja G.
Independent  Analyst
 
Saxena, Chayanika
Teaching Fellow, Ashoka University, New Delhi
 
Shende, Rajendra
Chairman, TERRE Policy Center, Paris and former Director, UNEP.
 
Singh, BinodKumar
Research Associate, Institute of Conflict Management, New Delhi
 
Soti, Divya Kumar
Independent National Security and Strategic Affairs Analyst.
 
Tremblay, Reeta
Professor, University of Victoria
 
Ved, Mahendra
Columnist and Analyst.
 
Verma, Jai Kumar
Strategic Analyst, formerly with Cabinet Secretariat, Delhi
 
 
Review
 
 
 
 
The sixth ministerial conference of Heart of Asia (HoA) - Istanbul Process is all set to begin in Amritsar from today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani besides representatives from various countries would participate in the conference.
 
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Does Pakistan’s green lighting of the Russian request to use the strategic Gwadar Port for its exports, signal a new alignment in regional power play? Not really, writes Monish Gulati
 
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Fidel Castro was a symbol of revolution and inspiration to most of his followers. His insubordination to US power made him a beacon of resistance in Latin America and elsewhere, and his bushy beard, long Cuban cigar and green fatigues became universal symbols of rebellion, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Since Donald Trump’s shock victory last month, the Democratic Party and its supporters have plunged into a cantankerous inquest. The search for answers has lingered on voters in the “Rust Belt” states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, areas of the country that haemorrhaged manufacturing jobs in recent decades.
 
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US President Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia, such as it was, is an endangered species in the Trump era. Looking back, was it in essence more rhetoric than a policy to be implemented? Leaders of South-east Asia, East Asia and further afield are asking themselves this question.a
 
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I thank Excellency Ghani for accepting my invitation and for gracing this conference. It is also a great privilege for me to welcome all of you in Amritsar, a city blessed with simplicity, beauty and spirituality, and abode to the Golden Temple, the holiest shrines of Sikhs.   
 
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The traditional ties between India and the United Arab Emirates have,  over the decades grown, riding on the strength of trade and investments. The Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest for the 2017 Republic Day
 
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Pathankot in the Punjab, a strategic IAF base, Uri, a sensitive Army post in the Kashmir Valley, both close to the Pakistan border, and now Nagrota, a major base of the Indian Army deep inside the Jammu region close to Jammu city, all were attacked by Islamic terrorist groups which penetrated, the inner-most security cordons.
 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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The pattern of Chinese actions on the global stage demonstrates that it lives by the credo of might is right, a potent tool in its armoury for the pursuit of aggressive designs, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor....

 
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

 
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