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AIIB Chronicle: China’s Ambition Behind Infrastructure Investment

AIIB is a Chinese dominated bank and the Chinese excitement about AIIB is based on the control and strategic clout that Beijing, the bank’s main architect, wields over its functioning.

March 21, 2017

Dual Charge – An Opportunity to Fix Financial Management in Defence

It is important to restore the functional self-sufficiency of the finance division of a ministry which handles 17-18 per cent of the total central government expenditure so that it could discharge its responsibilities without real or perceived pressures.

March 21, 2017

Change of Government in Manipur: Glimmer of Hope or Shivers of Anxiety?

It would be prudent for the new state government to re-instil confidence among all parties through a total focus on equitable development in both the Hills and the Valley areas and take all stakeholders on board before undertaking any controversial move.

March 20, 2017

The Impending Visit of Jordan’s King Abdullah

Increased security cooperation and the potential for cooperation in the Middle East peace process are likely to be the key areas of discussion during the impending visit of King Abdullah to India.

March 20, 2017

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Timely, but Unlikely to Succeed

Will the Pakistani civilian leadership cease to placate the Islamist forces for their own electoral gain? Will the Army rein in the jihadis it has been using to retain “strategic depth” in Afghanistan?

March 17, 2017

Prospects of US–German Relations under Trump

In respect of trade and commerce, some uncertainties are looming over both US-German relations and US-EU relations.

March 15, 2017

How Nagas Perceive the Creation of Seven Additional Districts in Manipur

Naga leaders have alleged that Naga villages have been merged with non-Naga areas to form the new districts and that the Manipur Government did not consult all stake holders including the Hill Area Committees before taking the decision.

March 15, 2017

Post-Nuclear Security Summit Process: Continuing Challenges and Emerging Prospects

Post-Nuclear SecuritySummit Process: Continuing Challenges andEmerging Prospects

The Nuclear Security Summit process was an unprecedented event that achieved phenomenal success in drawing global attention to the danger of nuclear terrorism.

2017

Defence Expenditure: A Challenge for Defence Economists

The basic challenge for defence economists is to demonstrate that there are other feasible ways of skinning the cat during budget formulation. But the challenge is also inextricably linked with the need for rationalisation of defence expenditure.

March 14, 2017

Outer Space Treaty: 50 years later

There is a need to rework the Outer Space Treaty and contemporize it to deal more directly with issues of the current era.

January 27, 2017

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