Xi Sets China on a New Long March

Xi rides the Dragon which is externally formidable but internally fragile. He is aware of the consequences of his policies going awry.

March 14, 2018

Cabinet Decides to Redefine MSMEs – Defence Sector to Benefit

The new system of classifying enterprises based on annual turnover will be more reliable, transparent and objective as the qualifying criteria will be verifiable with reference to the data available in the Goods and Services Tax network.

March 13, 2018

India-Jordan Relations: An Ascendant Partnership

King Abdullah II’s forthcoming visit to India represents an opportunity to catapult the relationship to the next higher level in strategic, security, political, energy, trade, investment and economic cooperation.

February 26, 2018

The Coming of the Petroyuan?

China’s launch of a yuan-denominated oil futures exchange will provide it with the opportunity to create an Asian crude oil benchmark and give it more clout in crude pricing and for promoting the yuan as a truly global currency.

February 22, 2018

India and Iran Resolve to Focus on Connectivity and Economic Cooperation

Notwithstanding differences on some issues, chiefly, Afghanistan and India’s UNSC aspirations, India and Iran have decided to focus their energies on areas of concurrence such as connectivity and economic cooperation.

February 20, 2018

Can the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Overcome the Leadership Crisis?

Political instability in the wake of the arrest of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in a corruption case will not portend well for Bangladesh and the region.

February 15, 2018

The Crypto Heist in Japan: Regulator’s Dilemma, Consumer’s Detriment

The dexterity with which Japan handles this case and the follow-up measures it adopts will strongly influence other countries to either liberalise the use of cryptocurrencies or strictly forbid them in the interest of consumers, law enforcement and national security.

February 13, 2018

Jordan is more than a transit point

Indian assistance to the Palestinians could not be routed through Israel without political controversy both at home and abroad, and India cannot help the Palestinians constructively without coordinating with Jordan.

February 12, 2018

Significance of India joining the Ashgabat Agreement

In the backdrop of joining the Ashgabat Agreement, India now must enlarge the strategic role of Chabahar port for evolving an integrated transportation network involving both the INSTC and the proposed transit corridor to Central Asia.

February 12, 2018

Maoists Deploying Pressure Mines

While the intended targets of the Maoists are security forces personnel, often civilians and animals become casualties in blasts triggered by pressure mines.

February 09, 2018