East Asia Compass
China’s Strategic Silence on the Hanoi Summit
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 22 Mar, 2019 · #5570 · Commentary · Column
An abrupt end of the
Hanoi summit between the leaders of the US and North Korea on 28 February 2019
was disappointing for many. But for many others, it was unsurprising because the
two parties did not have enough exchanges and understanding at ...
Is ‘Human Rights’ Making a Comeback to Chhattisgarh’s Counter-Naxal Doctrine?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 22 Mar, 2019 · #5569 · Commentary · Column
Regime changes often are
harbingers of major policy shifts. The Congress party which ended the Bharatiya
Janata Party’s (BJP) 15-year rule in Chhattisgarh state in the elections to the
legislative assembly held in November 2018 has the abilit...
Pakistan and its Army of the Pure
Rana Banerji · 21 Mar, 2019 · #5568 · Commentary
In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba
C. Christine Fair
C. Hurst & Co. London, 2018
on the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) is the culmination of years of painstaking
research by renowned Georgetown University academi...
Afghanistan: Prospects of a Political Settlement with the Taliban
Dr Omar Sadr · 15 Mar, 2019 · #5567 · Commentary
Around mid-March, the fifth round of negotiations
between the US and the Taliban—the longest in the ongoing series—concluded in
Doha, Qatar. In the US’ view, a negotiation that could be considered successful
would be one which results in ...
What Drives the EU Towards India?
Pieter-jan Dockx & Manuel Herrera · 14 Mar, 2019 · #5566 · Commentary
On 20 November 2018, the EU published ‘Elements for an EU strategy on India,’ which set out Brussels’ future approach towards New Delhi. This policy
paper was the bloc’s most recent publication on EU-India relations, 14 years
after its p...
Has the Pulwama Crisis Altered Strategic Dimensions?
Dr Shalini Chawla · 08 Mar, 2019 · #5565 · Commentary
On 26 February, the Indian Air Force (IAF) targeted a Jaish-e-Muhammed
(JeM) camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, after over
40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans
were killed in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir (J&...
Experiential Learning and India After Pulwama
Shubhra Chaturvedi · 04 Mar, 2019 · #5564 · Commentary
The 2016 Uri attack was
followed by heated debates on
government-military coordination in India, the possibility of integrated
responses, better public diplomacy, and improved operational preparedness during
crises. Contextualising these discu...
Liberal International Order and its Discontents
Lydia Walker · 26 Feb, 2019 · #5563 · Commentary
the past two years, in response to the activities and rhetoric of the current
US presidential administration, a slew of prominent voices in the study of
international relations have bemoaned the demise of an international order, of
Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: Optimism Despite Impediments
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 26 Feb, 2019 · #5562 · Commentary
The second US-North Korea summit meet, eight months after the
Singapore Summit, is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on 27-28 February 2019. There
is skepticism regarding the potential outcomes of this meeting, based on three
Decoding the Arakan Army: Emergence and Political Framing (Part-1)
Angshuman Choudhury · 25 Feb, 2019 · #5561 · Commentary
On 4 January 2019, as
Myanmar celebrated its 71st Independence Day, hundreds of Arakan Army (AA) insurgents
launched coordinated attacks on four border police outposts in Northern
Rakhine’s Buthidaung Township, killing 13 policemen and injuri...