Women's Participation in Myanmar's Peace Process
Akanksha Khullar · 08 Aug, 2019 · #5610 · Commentary
years, women in Myanmar have been powerful advocates for comprehensive peace
and good governance, calling for reconciliation and democratic transition; demanding
legislations that protect women’s rights; and leading civil society initiati...
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: The Shadow of China
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 06 Aug, 2019 · #5609 · Commentary · Column
Shangri-La Dialogue, an Asian security summit held annually in Singapore, took
place between 31 May-2 June this year. And, in a grand affirmation of design, its
director general declared, “It is a unique meeting where ministers debate the...
Tensions in the Persian Gulf: Contextualising Iran’s Bolder Resistance to US Pressure
Vijay Sakhuja · 05 Aug, 2019 · #5608 · Commentary · Column
A spate of seizures of oil
tankers in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere has fuelled ongoing tensions between Iran,
and US and the UK. The latest incident, the third in a row, involves arrest of
a vessel in the Persian Gulf by Iran’s Revolutionar...
Amending Myanmar’s Military-Drafted Constitution: The Prime Agendas and Actors
Angshuman Choudhury · 02 Aug, 2019 · #5607 · Commentary
On 30 July, the union parliament of Myanmar formally initiated a
debate on amending the military-drafted 2008 constitution, two weeks after a
Charter Amendment Committee (CAC) submitted 3765 recommendations. Formed
through a parliamentary vote ...
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...