Shristi Pukhrem

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  • The 2013 Assembly Elections in the North-East

    State Assembly Elections held in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura in February 2013 threw up a clear mandate in favour of the ruling (coalition) parties in Tripura and Nagaland, although a fractured one in Meghalaya. Political analysts suggest that these results stand testimony to the people’s desire to maintain the status quo.

    March 22, 2013


    In the book Conflict and Development, which is a product of extensive research, Eleanor O'Gorman explains how civilians become the main victims in conflict situations, as the combatant authorities lack the capacity to deal with them. State institutions such as the judiciary and the police also fail to govern or maintain law and order, thereby necessitating international intervention in terms of military as well as humanitarian efforts towards conflict resolution and peace building.

    September 2012

    The Significance of Connectivity in India-Myanmar Relations

    With better connectivity and implementation of various development projects, the Asian Highway would enable the North-East region to become a business hub of South Asia.

    July 06, 2012

    Manipur: Post-Assembly Elections 2012

    The Ibobi dispensation would do well to understand that the people have reiterated their faith in democracy and have cold shouldered the militants, if not politely shown them the door.

    April 16, 2012

    Need to Broaden the Scope of India-Bangladesh Engagement: Perspectives from Gangtok and Dhaka

    The people-to-people connectivity has the potential to actually transform the relationship between India and Bangladesh and take it to a higher level of cooperation and understanding.

    October 21, 2011

    Human Trafficking: In Search of a Comprehensive Response Strategy

    A multilateral framework of regional cooperation, human rights based strategy, addressing the root causes and a higher priority for the issue in foreign policy are necessary to comprehensively deal with the challenge of human trafficking.

    August 05, 2011