Rohingya Repatriation: Caught between State Failure and Armed Resistance
Krishna Kumar Saha · 07 Jun, 2023 · #5852 · Commentary
Bangladesh and Myanmar have recently
initiated a repatriation programme
to return Rohingya refugees to their homeland—of whom over a million live in
overcrowded camps in Bangladesh. These initiatives have drawn support from
other countries i...
The China-Russia Challenge to India-EU Relations
Siddharth Anil Nair · 31 May, 2023 · #5851 · Commentary
relations with the EU and its members have intensified over the past few years.
These relationships are a critical element of contemporary Indian foreign
policy—but they aren’t without their challenges. China and Russia, individua...
Demonetisation 2023: How it’s Different from (and the Same as) 2016
Prerana Priyadarshi · 26 May, 2023 · #5850 · Commentary
The 19 May 2023 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) circular on demonetising the Rs. 2000 banknote is reflective of the central government’s learning from the 2016 demonetisation. It also shows the RBI’s preparedness to implement the discontinuation a...
25 Years of Nuclear India and Pakistan: Crisis Communications Must be Made a Priority
Manpreet Sethi · 25 May, 2023 · #5849 · Commentary · Column
In May 1998, two
countries, India and Pakistan, emerged as states with nuclear weapons. They
also happened to be neighbours with disputed territorial claims. International
reactions not only criticised and imposed sanctions on both, but also ex...
Chhattisgarh’s Maoist Challenge: Is Over-reliance on ‘Local’ Forces a Mistake?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 09 May, 2023 · #5848 · Commentary · Column
of an improvised explosive device (IED), possibly weighing 50 kg—which killed
10 District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel and a civilian driver—in
Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on 28 April brings back national attention to...
East Asia Compass
South Korea-Japan Rapprochement: A Net Positive for Bilateral Relations and Regional Stability
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 05 May, 2023 · #5847 · Commentary · Column
South Korea, Japan,
and the US appear to be strengthening their trilateral ties, and the main
catalyst of this possibility is South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, who initiated
a diplomatic move in this direction by visiting
Japan on 16 March...
The Nord Stream Affair: A Coup de Grâce to Perpetuate Proxy War?
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 27 Apr, 2023 · #5846 · Commentary · Column
On 26 September 2022, a Norwegian
Navy Long Range Maritime Patrol (LRMP) aircraft, on routine surveillance
mission, laid a sonar buoy field south of the Danish Island of Bornholm. This
was seemingly to surveil the underwater space in the region...
Nuclear Power Plants in War Zones: Risks and Remedies
Manpreet Sethi · 30 Mar, 2023 · #5845 · Commentary · Column
In January 2023, an
American non-governmental organisation, the Arms Control Association, announced
the winner of its annual Arms Control Person(s) of the Year. Based on an online
poll of 3,500 participants from 80 countries, the award recognis...
East Asia Compass
The Importance of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida’s Visit to India
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 Mar, 2023 · #5844 · Commentary · Column
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio
Kishida’s sudden trip to India on 20, 21 March 2023 was an out-of-turn visit as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was supposed to go
to Japan first. Kishida’s visit is being seen as compensating for the absenc...
Saudi Arabia’s Quest for the Ultimate Political Play-Off
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 28 Feb, 2023 · #5843 · Commentary · Column
The Saudi strategic gambit
continues to face challenges. There are obstacles in the withdrawal of American
interests from the region and ramifications from the USS Quincy Memorandum, the resultant power vacuum, and
power play between states lik...