The Kartarpur Corridor
India-Pakistan: The Berlin Wall Moment is Still Far Away
C Uday Bhaskar · 14 Dec, 2018 · #5533 · Commentary
The six kilometre Kartarpur corridor that will connect the
Indian state of Punjab with the holy Sikh shrine in Pakistan—the much
revered Kartarpur Sahib—the final resting place of Guru Nanak, the founder of
the Sikh faith, was inaugurated f...
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On the Sidelines of G-20: India's Third Way
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 10 Dec, 2018 · #5532 · Commentary · Column
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in several bilateral and multilateral
meetings on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Argentina. Such meetings are
not unusual. However, this year, two trilateral meetings that PM Modi was a
The Contours of Xi’s Chinese Nationalism
Palden Sonam · 07 Dec, 2018 · #5531 · Commentary
After China’s President Xi
Jinping announced the ‘China Dream of Great National Rejuvenation’, the Communist
Party of China (CPC) identified three important
stages of development under three different leaderships: the Chinese people
US Sanctions on Iran: An Examination of the EU's Role
Manuel Herrera · 05 Dec, 2018 · #5530 · Commentary
The US has implemented an expansive set of sanctions against
Iran that jeopardise the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). US concerns
regarding the agreement are three-fold. According to President Donald Trump's
administration, the agre...
Is ‘Peace in the Middle East’ in Russia's Interest?
Pieter-jan Dockx · 03 Dec, 2018 · #5529 · Commentary
Since its resurgence in West
Asia through its intervention in the Syrian civil war, Russia has attempted to
position itself as a conflict mediator for the region. Having established
cordial ties with most of the region’s actors, Russia is per...
A Non-Traditional Security Perspective on Sino-Indian Border Management
Siwei Liu · 22 Nov, 2018 · #5528 · Commentary
The unresolved ‘border dispute’
is undoubtedly the core issue in Sino-Indian relations. Border issues are not
only important for the two sides’ territorial and military security but also
concern many non-traditional security issues, such ...
Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger
Manpreet Sethi · 22 Nov, 2018 · #5527 · Commentary · Column
The announcement on 5 November regarding
the completion of the first deterrent patrol of India’s first indigenous
nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, has evoked three kinds of
reactions: a euphoric one from strategic analysts w...
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India-Japan Relations: Proximity to the Indo-Pacific Strategy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Nov, 2018 · #5526 · Commentary · Column
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third visit
to Japan on 28-29 October 2018 to attend 13th Annual Summit with Japanese
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Both countries reiterated their commitment to the
Special Strategic and Global Partner...
The Legal and Policy Complexities of India's October Rohingya Deportation
Angshuman Choudhury · 05 Nov, 2018 · #5525 · Commentary
On 4 October, the
Indian government deported seven Rohingya men, who had been in detention in
Assam since 2012, to Myanmar. A press release issued by India's Ministry of
External Affairs (MEA) flagged this as "repatriation" of seven "Myanmar
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Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: Hope Amidst Uncertainty?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5524 · Commentary · Column
In his mid-September visit to Pyongyang this
year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly had several fruitful
exchanges with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, culminating in the signing of
the Pyongyang Joint Declaration. Both agreed to...