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  • A non-territorial resolution to the Naga ethnic conflict

    The Union government must work in consultation with the governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur to identify problem areas on the path to a non-territorial Naga council.

    November 15, 2011

    ULFA’s Unrealistic ‘Charter of Demands’

    ULFA’s “Charter of Demands” with the inherent claim that the outfit speaks for Assam as a whole needs to be questioned and analysed.

    August 11, 2011

    Is India’s Transport Infrastructure Prepared for the Eastern Front?

    It is imperative that the transport connectivity in the Northeast be strengthened by the establishment of railway networks in the hinterland, by the timely construction of roads that extend to the borders, and by expediting the construction of bridges.

    June 15, 2011

    ‘Peace Talks’ in Assam’s Post Election Scenario

    Returning for a third consecutive term the Tarun Gogoi government in Assam should now confront and resolve the sensitive Internal Security Challenges from the perspective of ‘peace talks’ as against the victims’ right to justice

    May 16, 2011

    Economic Potential of Northeast India: An Asset or Threat?

    Although the causes of insurgency in the region have been primarily political, the ambiguity related to its economic potential has added fuel to the turmoil.

    May 12, 2011

    Nexus of Drug Trafficking and Militancy Exposed at New Delhi

    Drug trafficking has become a major source of funding for armed groups in the north east and contributes to the continuance of militancy in the region.

    April 13, 2011

    Militarism and the Future of Democracy in Manipur: Impressions from the Field

    India’s two core national security objectives of territorial integrity and sovereignty can be better achieved through individual progress and overall societal happiness especially of its ethnic minorities.

    April 11, 2011

    China Entices Myanmar as India Struggles to ‘Look East’

    India must revitalise, implement and act on infrastructure and economic development projects in the North East to build its relationship and harness the energy potential in Myanmar.

    April 11, 2011

    The Complacency Factor in Counter-Insurgency Operations

    Complacency and not following procedures led to the ambush that killed eight BSF personnel in Assam.

    March 16, 2011

    Terrorism and Electoral Politics in Assam

    While the study of electoral politics in the North East explains how democracy can absorb former rebels, it fails to answer the critical question of the victims’ right to justice.

    March 11, 2011