The imperative of a national government in Nepal

August 24, 2009

Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, who heads a twenty-two party coalition government, chose India for his first official foreign visit after assuming office two months back.

Afghan Presidential Elections: The Quest for Change

August 19, 2009

As a harbinger of change in a conflict ridden country, the Afghan presidential elections being held on August 20 are important for both the people of Afghanistan and the international community.

Challenges Before New Government in Indonesia

August 19, 2009

A Constitutional court recently dismissed a petition about alleged electoral irregularities filed by opposition presidential candidates Megawati Sukarnoputri and Jusuf Kalla.

“Reclaiming Nubra” – Locals Shunning Pakistani Influences

August 17, 2009

The liberation of Turtuk block and Siachen glacier in 1971 and 1984 respectively eliminated any threats that could have come from Pakistan having a contiguous border with China along the crest of the

Afghanistan: Stability on the Cheap?

August 17, 2009

Eight winters since the launch of Enduring Freedom, the turmoil in Afghanistan continues. When contrasted with the progress in Iraqi Freedom, the gloom only deepens.

India, Australia and ‘Curry Bashing’

August 17, 2009

In early August, India’s Minister for External Affairs S. M. Krishna visited Australia as part of his trip to attend the Pacific Island Forum meeting, held in Cairns.

Swine Flu: A National Security Issue

August 13, 2009

The security architecture of any state is normally based on traditional concepts like dealing with issues related to war and peace.

Sino US Climate Pact: Context, text and subtext

August 10, 2009

The United States and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation on energy, climate change and environment during their recently concluded strategic and economic dialogu

Sharm Al-Sheikh Indo-Pak Joint Statement: A Different Perspective

August 7, 2009

As the din and the dust raised by the Sharm al-Sheikh document settles down, it seems to be opening new possibilities for India to effectively deal with the emerging situation in Pakistan by finally b

Violence in Pakistan: Trend Analysis April 2009

August 7, 2009

April saw the foot soldiers of Taliban moving to Buner and Dir, after consolidating their position in Swat.

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