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Evaluating the state of nuclear danger in southern asia

  0 comments   |     by Michael Krepon

The state of nuclear danger in Southern Asia, as elsewhere, depends fundamentally on the state of political relations between rivals. Rivals can and do cooperate as well as compete with each other. In an oversimplified way, we can measure the degree of competition and cooperation along two axes. One axis measures the steps taken to s

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INDIA 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW: PROTESTS, PANDEMIC, AND THE PRC

  0 comments   |     by Tanvi Kulkarni

2020 will unfortunately be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other countries, India has been grappling with the social and economic fallouts of COVID-19, on top of the public health catastrophe. Besides the pandemic, two other episodes dominated the India story in 2020: Delhi’s communal riots and the border conflict with China. Emerging clo

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The Teesta Quagmire: India’s Missed Opportunity?

  0 comments   |     by Sayanangshu Modak

Amidst heightened border tensions between India and China, news that Bangladesh was considering moving ahead with extensive lending from China for management of the Teesta river came as a bolt from the blue for India

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WhatsApp transcripts: Onus now on world to take India to task, says FO

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Sunday hoped that following the release of WhatsApp transcripts by the Mumbai police, the international community would hold India accountable for its state-sponsored actions vitiating the environment and endangering peace and security in South Asia. “The reckless regime of New Delhi has shown how its ac

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Role and Responsibility of Global Kashmiri Diaspora

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” Winston S. Churchill. The disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir stands apart as the most cantankerous of conflicts, with the catastrophic possibility of nuclear devastation. After all India and Pakistan have fought three wars and

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Freedom of Dissent

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Norrani

THE fundamental right to dissent from the state’s views or from conventional wisdom is now being systematically denied by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India. The signs were obvious no sooner had he assumed power in May 2014. The slogan ‘Congress mukt Bharat’, (an India freed totally from the Congress party) indicated a plan on

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Changing Social Landscape of Tribes in Kerala: Challenges in Tribal Studies

  0 comments   |     by K.M. Seethi & Elizabeth Abraham

Written by K.M. Seethi & Elizabeth Abraham The social landscape and livelihood options in the tribal habitats in Kerala have changed tremendously in the last several decades. This transformation has its impact on the tribal population and their life-world experiences. This is the theme of the ongoing workshop organised as pa

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Kashmir: Shining Example of Pluralism & Diversity

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

“…It is really difficult for me to distinguish between a Hindu Kashmiri and a Muslim Kashmiri. You people speak one language and have one culture. While the rest of the country burns in communal fire, I see a ray of hope in Kashmir only…” Mahatma Gandhi, August 1947.  “The alternative to chaos in

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The Teesta Quagmire: India’s Missed Opportunit

  0 comments   |     by Sayanangshu Modak

Amidst heightened border tensions between India and China, news that Bangladesh was considering

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250 million Indian workers and farmers strike, breaking world record

  0 comments   |     by Peoples Dispatch

DELHI—On Thursday, Nov. 26, India witnessed the biggest organized strike in human history. Over 250 million workers and farmers, along with their allies among student, women’s, and civil society groups, participated in the nationwide strike. Now, a week later, farmers continue to occupy the capital city, and labor leaders are vowing this is only the beginning. The work stoppage coin

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