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  • Special Commentary
    Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings and the Need for a Regional Counter-Terror Strategy

    AS Lamba    ·   19 Jul, 2019    ·    #5603    ·    Commentary    
    On 21 April 2019, Sri Lanka witnessed its largest terrorist attack since the end of its brutal 26-year civil war. These Islamic State (IS) attacks targeted Easter celebrations and luxury hotels in Colombo, killing Sri Lankan and foreign nationa...
  • Pakistan and the ICJ Verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav
    Rana Banerji    ·   18 Jul, 2019    ·    #5602    ·    Commentary    
    In a major legal, diplomatic, and moral victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague upheld Pakistan’s obligation to provide India consular access to detained Indian national, Kulbhushan Jadhav, extending the stay...
  • Why the India-China Border Issue Remains Intractable
    Anand Benegal    ·   18 Jul, 2019    ·    #5601    ·    Commentary    
    Why is the Sino-Indian border dispute considered intractable in nature? Will it become more/less resoluble in the near future? This commentary examines the conditions for its resolution, derived from past research on border disputes, barga...
  • Left-Wing Extremism
    The CPI-Maoist under Basavaraj's Leadership

    Rajat Kumar Kujur    ·   15 Jul, 2019    ·    #5600    ·    Commentary    
    A couple of years ago, a significant change took place within the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), effects of which are now creating shockwaves in the Maoist infested territories in the country. For the first time since its formati...
  • Kashmir: Incorporating CEDAW into AFSPA
    Anam Mumtaz    ·   14 Jul, 2019    ·    #5599    ·    Commentary    
    The imposition of the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir in 1990 appears to have resulted in a drop in crimes against women. However, in any conflict-affected society, women tend to be much more vulnerable, and Kashmi...
  • East Asia Compass
    The Spectacle and Substance of the Trump-Kim Meeting

    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra    ·   11 Jul, 2019    ·    #5598    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    US President Donald Trump walked into North Korean territory alongside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on 30 June 2019. The summit meet between the two leaders in the southern side of the DMZ followed. In this episode of spectacle, several hist...
  • Red Affairs
    Reviving Jagargunda in Chhattisgarh's Security and Governance Vacuum

    Bibhu Prasad Routray    ·   11 Jul, 2019    ·    #5597    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    In June 2019, 13 years after it was demolished by Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres using IEDs, a school in Jagargunda in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district has reopened. Apart from being a centre of learning for tribal children ...
  • India
    Understanding Climate Change as a National Security Concern

    Avino Niphi    ·   30 Jun, 2019    ·    #5596    ·    Commentary    
    The scientific community has unequivocally confirmed the alarming severity of climate change impacts arising from excessive anthropogenic influence. Over the years, the frequency of extreme weather conditions has been observed to have a direct ...
  • China in Africa
    China's Engagement with Africa: Where Does it Stand?

    Anand Benegal    ·   28 Jun, 2019    ·    #5595    ·    Commentary    
    China’s engagement with the Africa continent has been analysed to examine a variety of aspects and a substantial portion of those analyses focus on the dept trap and resource curse concerns. However, an analysis of Beijing’s multidimensional...
  • NPT
    2019 NPT PrepCom and Article VI: Faultlines, and the Future

    Shivani Singh    ·   27 Jun, 2019    ·    #5594    ·    Commentary    
    The third and last NPT Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) Meeting for the 2020 NPT Review Conference (RevCon) was concluded in New York on 10 May. Though there was a general agreement on certain outstanding issues, the 11-day meeting ended in a la...
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