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Modi Caves to US Diktat on Iran Oil

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels around the country every day claiming to be the defender of national interests in Pulwama, Balakot, ASAT and so on. But he’s keeping deafening silence on the one issue that has come up in the foreign policy that is going to have devastating impact on the Indian economy and

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CPEC is the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot to Africa

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

All Great Powers, including most recently even Russia and India, are increasingly expanding their influence in Africa as they seek to take part in the continent’s expected growth across this century, and CPEC provides the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to pivot there too so long as the country’s decision makers are aware of its many opportunities and s

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Peace is difficult

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram

THE recent military crisis with India was a baptism of fire for Prime Minister Imran Khan and the PTI government. In the event, the Pakistani leader emerged as a responsible statesman while Modi exposed himself as a rash warmonger. The Pakistani prime minister has

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How Modi used Kashmir to stoke nationalist sentiment and woo...

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How Modi used Kashmir to stoke nationalist sentiment and woo India's Hindu voters   The government cited unspecified security threats for the twice-weekly ban, but the move is symptomatic of the heavy handed approach Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationa

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Pakistan Must Make The Most of Newly Discovered Oil Reserves

  2 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

News has broken that the American company Exxon Mobil has discovered vast oil reserves beneath the soil of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. According to Exxon Mobil’s experts, the reserves appear to be larger than Kuwait’s which if fully confirmed would make Pakistan one of the top ten oil producing nations on earth. For a country looking to revita

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Is Chabahar becoming India’s ‘Achilles heel’?

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh

Notwithstanding the potential and the role that Iran sees the Chabahar port will play in somewhat helping her escape the US sanctions, the port’s business potential continues to remain under-utilised and under-productive, causing Iran to worry about its future, leading it to seek out other countries that might invest in the port to meet its true potential. In la

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US, India, Japan lack Beijing’s financial muscle to challenge China at Indo-Pacific

  0 comments   |     by South Asian report

Australia, India, Japan and the US lack the financial muscle to challenge China’s vast infrastructure funding initiative in the Indo-Pacific, and should rather focus on alternative strengths according to London-based think tank the Henry Jackson Society (HJS). In a report released on Wednesday (AEDT), the HJS highlights shortcomings in the four countries&rsquo

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Blowback from India’s strategic blunder in Bhutan?

  0 comments   |     by Bhim Bhurtel

Dr Lotay Tshering, DNT president and Prime Minister of Bhutan New Delhi was rattled by Bhutan’s October 18 general election, the outcome of which may soon accelerate the decline of India’s influence over the Himalayan kingdom. The center-left Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT, Bhutan United Party) won 30 seats out o

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Pakistan: The Global Pivot State

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

Pakistan’s promising economic potential, international connectivity capabilities, and unparalleled geostrategic location combine with its world-class military and proven diplomatic finesse over the decades to turn the South Asian country into the global pivot state of the 21stcentury. As astounding as it may sound to most observers, th

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UP’s Hate-Crime Hot Spots is Causing Fear & Alarm among

  0 comments   |     by Kunal Purohit

KASGANJ, UTTAR PRADESH — Recalling his reaction on hearing that all three of his buses had been set afire by a mob, Abdul* said his first emotion was not fear. It was panic. In January 2018, a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ (Tricolour March) taken out by Hindu activists on Republic Day triggered a communal clash in Kasganj in western Uttar Pra

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