ISSUE BRIEF

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli – The Hero of the Hour

January 22, 2016
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli – The Hero of the Hour

India needs to take advantage of its historically close and friendly ties with Tanzania and step up its ties with that country, perhaps by scheduling a visit of Prime Minister Modi at the earliest.

What to Expect from Modi’s Moscow Visit

December 23, 2015
What to Expect from Modi’s Moscow Visit

Modi and Putin are all set not only to straighten the loose ends of existing projects but also bring new big items on the table.

‘Make in India’ in Defence Sector: An Overview of the Dhirendra Singh Committee Report

September 16, 2015
‘Make in India’ in Defence Sector: An Overview of the Dhirendra Singh Committee Report

While making a host of recommendations, the Dhirendra Singh Committee has been cautious in assessing their impact on the domestic industry.

Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: Explaining UNP’s success and the Challenges Ahead

September 04, 2015
Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: Explaining UNP’s success and the Challenges Ahead

It was almost certain that the United National Front for Good Governance coalition would outperform the United People’s Freedom Alliance in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections.

Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: Explaining UNP’s success and the Challenges Ahead

September 04, 2015
Parliamentary Elections (2015) in Sri Lanka: Explaining UNP’s success and the Challenges Ahead

It was almost certain that the United National Front for Good Governance coalition would outperform the United People’s Freedom Alliance in Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections.

The Abe Statement: Reading the Politics behind the 70th Anniversary of WW II

August 24, 2015
The Abe Statement: Reading the Politics behind the 70th Anniversary of WW II

While it is Japan’s responsibility to pave the road to reconciliation, but for any meaningful progress China and South Korea must reciprocate since reconciliation is a two-way process.

International North-South Transport Corridor: Re-energising India’s Gateway to Eurasia

August 18, 2015
International North-South Transport Corridor: Re-energising India’s Gateway to Eurasia

There is a conscious effort on the part of India to re-energise the INSTC. However, sustaining the momentum achieved remains a major challenge before the member countries of the North-South connectivity project.

JCPOA and the IAEA: Challenges Ahead

August 07, 2015
JCPOA and the IAEA: Challenges Ahead

Three issues of contention have animated the debate about the role of the IAEA vis-à-vis the JCPOA. These relate to resolving concerns relating to PMD, those governing ‘anytime, anywhere access’, and the IAEA’s ability to ensure Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA.

The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

July 28, 2015
The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

For the people of Sri Lanka the choice is clear – between de-democratisation represented by Rajapakse and his supporters, and democratisation represented by Sirisena and his political allies.

The Modi factor in Central Asia

June 24, 2015
The Modi factor in Central Asia

Modi’s activism is welcomed in Central Asian countries, though they know that India has already missed the bus and it has a lot of catching up to do.

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