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Re-taking Ramadi: Turning the tables on the Islamic State

The battlefield victory in Ramadi needs to be followed up with matching political steps to sustain the military gains and to prevent re-emergence of the IS or jihadists in the re-captured town, writes Amb. R. Dayakar for South Asia Monitor

The year of change, the year of resentment: 2015 for Nepal

The promulgation of new Constitution in Nepal can be described as one step forward, but the country is still mangled in multiple protests. Although the ruling establishment claims that the Constitution addresses the concerns of all communities, the real test for the Koli government this year will be to arrest the spiraling resentment, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.

What does 2016 hold for Afghanistan?

For what it has faced and what it continues to, the year ahead looks to be even more challenging for Afghanistan than the years gone by, and more so because of the dysfunctional Afghan politics than the security scenario as such, writes Shakti Sinha for South Asia Monitor.

2016: Year of reckoning for Modi government

The distinctively historic mandate given by the Indian people to PM Narendra Modi needs to be translated into concrete results for the nation’s good.  2016 will thus be a year of reckoning for the Modi government, writes Lt. Gen. Kamal Davar (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.

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India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...

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