Looking East by Wasbir Hussain
Wasbir Hussain
Visiting Fellow
  • Myanmar Polls: Test for Suu Kyi and Democracy
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    17 Jul, 2015   ·    4900
    It is time for fresh national elections in Myanmar. The much-hyped polls to the 664-member Parliament - finally fixed for 8 November 2015 - will be a test for both democracy in the former pariah state ruled by a military dictatorship as w ...
  • Modi-fying India-Bangladesh Ties
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    15 Jun, 2015   ·    4889
    His oratory might have wowed the Bangladeshis, but rhetoric aside, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also demonstrated his intent to consolidate New Delhi-Dhaka ties and take it to a high point from where there would be no looking back. Du ...
  • China: Implications of Modi’s Visit on Northeast India
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    26 May, 2015   ·    4879
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s high-on-optics China visit may have generated enough signals about the two Asian giants attempting to move beyond the status quo on key fronts, but in Northeast India, the mood after the trip, if anyth ...
  • Naga Peace Process: Gone Off Track
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    07 May, 2015   ·    4869
    That New Delhi’s Naga peace policy has flopped has become evident with the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) calling off the 14-year ceasefire on 27 March and immediately targeting security forc ...
  • Myanmar: Democracy in Brakes
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    06 Apr, 2015   ·    4856
    Signals emanating from Myanmar indicate the country’s semi-civilian government is pursuing democracy with the brakes on. The brutal crackdown of a student protest by the authorities in early March has once again brought the spotligh ...
  • Dimapur Lynching: Mirror to Nagaland’s Security Scene
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    09 Mar, 2015   ·    4848
    In a blatant defiance of the country’s justice system and the rule of law, a 5000-strong mob stormed the central jail in Nagaland’s commercial hub, Dimapur, on 05 March, dragged a rape accused out, paraded him through the stre ...
  • Insurgency in Northeast India: The Chinese Link
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    02 Feb, 2015   ·    4826
    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has just ended a four-day visit to China where she discussed “bilateral, regional and global issues of concern” for both countries. The range of discussions with her Chinese counterpart ...
  • India’s Northeast: Need for a New Anti-Terror Policy
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    05 Jan, 2015   ·    4792
    The Christmas-eve massacre in Assam of more than 75 Adivasi men, women and children by rebels belonging to the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB-S) has made two things clear - that it was a pure act of t ...
  • India-China: Securitising Water
    Wasbir Hussain   ·    01 Dec, 2014   ·    4760
    A day after China commissioned the biggest hydro-power plant in Tibet on 23 November 2014, India named National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval as its Special Representative on the boundary talks with Beijing. This means the boundary di ...
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