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
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
the Sino-Indian border dispute considered intractable in nature? Will it become
more/less resoluble in the near future?
commentary examines the conditions for its resolution, derived from past
research on border disputes, barga...
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
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...
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 ...
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...
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...