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The dichotomy in Bangladesh: Democracy or development

By narrowing the space for dissent and dichotomizing values, the ruling Awami League has effectively defanged the opposition, media as well as ordinary people writes Rishija Singh for South Asia Monitor

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American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be calamitous for region

If the Taliban comes to power, it will be a tragedy for India too; the Taliban being supported by Pakistan will harm Indian projects and interests in that country, writes J.K.Verma for South Asia Monitor

India and China need to prudently manage differences, show mutual sensitivity

Finally, a paradigm shift is required in India-China bilateral relations. The strategic partnership which has begun to suffer from ennui needs to become more meaningful to drive the relationship toward greater heights. There is need to encourage constructive engagement and identify new areas of cooperation, writes Amb Suresh Goel (retd.) for South Asia Monitor

South Africa a key component of India's Africa engagement

Although the India- South Africa relationship has strong historical and political depth, it’s time for them to move beyond their historical significance and focus on strengthening their economic ties, writes Meghna Muralidharan for South Asia Monitor

India must play a larger role in global nuclear discourse

Having become a nuclear weapon state, India has projected itself as a different kind of  nuclear power but its voice has been relatively muted over the last decade, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor  

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