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US Unleashes the Dogs of War in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar on 27, March 2017

A statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday pointedly called on the ‗international community‘ to respect Pakistan‘s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It commended Pakistan‘s contribution to the war against terrorism and stressed that the Afghan reconciliation process within the framework of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group should not be jeopardized

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Billions down the Afghanistan Drain - India is Reported

  0 comments   |     by Brian Cloughley on 24, March 2017

India is reported as being «one of the largest donors of civilian aid to Afghanistan» and has recently undertaken to give the Kabul government another billion dollars, which is extremely generous of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, because, as CNN points out, there is in India «a stark picture of widespread rural poverty and deprivation». According t

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India’s foreign policy crossed the Rubicon for unsure gains

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 22, March 2017

India’s foreign-policy community has begun agonizing over the era of Donald Trump in world politics. A host of assumptions anchoring India’s policies, dating back to the nineties, appear to be getting invalidated. As the nineties ended, the task was well under way to reshape India’s foreign policy opti

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Spies Underwater - Relations Between Pakistan and India

  0 comments   |     by SA Shah on 21, March 2017

AT present, relations between Pakistan and India are incredibly tense, with almost daily military and civilian casualties on both sides of the LoC due to firing and mortar shelling. Pakistan recently shot down an Indian spy UAV on its side of the LoC, and conducted an impressive military exercise near the border (dubbed ‘strike of thunder’) to demonstrate its military preparedness a

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Why Ajit Doval's doctrine on Kashmir fell Flat

  0 comments   |     by Gowhar Geelani on 20, March 2017

Today, Kashmir is more anti-India than before. Kashmir has refused to surrender. It has declined to give up. It has not wilted under pressure. And it continues to have hopes to change the status quo. The rise of Hindutva politics in India poses a serious threat to the very idea of India. Besides, the tacit approval of majoritarianism by the current regime in New Delhi, and

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The Hole in the Heart of Asia - President Ashraf Ghani

  0 comments   |     by Peter Lee on 16, March 2017

There was one word missing from Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s speech at the “Heart of Asia” conference at Amritsar concerning Afghan security and Pakistan.  So let me say it: CHINA CHINA CHINA. The last few months have seen Ghani and the US government working assiduously to construct a “light at the end of the tunnel” narrative foretelling the d

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The Geopolitics of Hindutva - The Word Hindutva is Widely

  0 comments   |     by Gunnar Bjornson on 15, March 2017

The author is a research scholar at Katehon Think Tank. This is an abridged/edited version of his long research article. The word Hindutva is widely discussed across the world since Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in India in 2014. The term is used to describe the special Indian religion-based political philosophy that emerged in the beginn

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Eyeless and Cashless in India - Surreal Times in India

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu on 14, March 2017

THESE are surreal times in India. With most of its citizens forced into queues, it is a country at a near standstill. There is despair and death as people scramble to access their money after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the most sweeping and arbitrary demonetisation since Independence, declares that the most commonly used notes have been withdrawn. That is, 86 per cent of the currency. As

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China, India, Pakistan: Moving Beyond Water Wars

  0 comments   |     by Bilal Hussain on 13, March 2017

Reliance on the same rivers should promote cooperation, not conflict, in the Indus Basin. Countries like China, India, and Pakistan have started counting every drop of water and are looking to maximize the use of trans-boundary water resources, especially the waters of infamous Indus basin, which are shared by Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan. In a recent dev

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A Country Filled With Anti-Nationals! - If fighting for Dalits

  0 comments   |     by K P Sasi on 10, March 2017

If fighting for Dalits, minorities, women, workers is being called anti national then yes we are the proud Anti -Nationals I thought the Muslims were the only anti nationals in this country. But I was mistaken. Earlier, thousands of people including even women and children who were questioning Koodankulam nuclear plant were declared as anti nationals. They are not the only ones

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