Kulbhushan Jadhav: Understanding the ICJ Verdict from a Legal Standpoint
Govind Manoharan · 31 Jul, 2019 · #5606 · Commentary
During the Independence Day
celebrations in 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude from
the ramparts of the Red Fort to the people of Balochistan, a
vast, highly disturbed region almost 1,000 km away from New Delhi. He then
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How Do US-Led Sanctions on Iran Harm Iraq’s Water Resources?
Pieter-jan Dockx · 25 Jul, 2019 · #5605 · Commentary
In 2018, the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive
Plan of Action (JCPOA) and re-imposed sanctions on Iran. Since then, there has
been a renewed interest in the sanctions’ ramifications for neighbouring
countries like Iraq. The most recent...
Concerns over Chinese Naval Base in Cambodia Simmer
Vijay Sakhuja · 24 Jul, 2019 · #5604 · Commentary · Column
Minister, Hun Sen’s, repeated assertion that his country’s constitution has no
provision for accommodating foreign military bases on its soil and that there
were no plans to bring about any amendments to the constitution ...
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...
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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 ...