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Doklam ‘dis-engagement’ may have been mutual, but it is India that has come out on top

    Doklam ‘dis-engagement’ may have been mutual, but it is India that has come out on top

MANOJ JOSHI The outcome of the months-long stand-off at Doklam is likely thanks to India’s enormous tactical advantage in the region. DOKLAM SINO-INDIA Short of a military showdown, the only

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India’s cultural and civilisational influence on Southeast Asia

    India’s cultural and civilisational influence on Southeast Asia

JAYSHREE SENGUPTA ASEAN SOUTHEAST ASIA The Government of India’s ‘Act East policy’ aims at improving economic and political relations with the Southeast Asian region which has had close contacts with

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India’s standoff with China is not about helping Bhutan – but in its own national interest

    India’s standoff with China is not about helping Bhutan – but in its own national interest

MANOJ JOSHI The two countries need to pause and think through every step they take, lest they get caught in an unending cycle of conflict. BHUTAN DOKLAM SINO-INDIA China has

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What serving police officers think of Kashmir

    What serving police officers think of Kashmir

The Kashmir issue has two facets — domestic, and Pakistan’s role. PreviousNext Photolabs@ORF 2017 Jul 11 AFSPA INSURGENCY INTERNET ISLAMIC RADICALISATION KASHMIR WHATSAPP A team from the Centre for Peace

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Liberalism at the crossroads?

    Liberalism at the crossroads?

SHUBHANGI PRASAD If western liberalism brought people ideologically closer, an identity based Weltanschauung has increasingly reversed this process. BILL OF RIGHTS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE GLOBALISATION IDEA OF INDIA LIBERALISM If

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With fruitful Israel visit, Modi capitalises on shifting narrative in West Asia

    With fruitful Israel visit, Modi capitalises on shifting narrative in West Asia

PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY Amid changing narratives in West Asia, PM Modi has successfully de-hyphenated India’s Israel and Palestine policy. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU INDIA AND ISRAEL ISRAEL MODI IN ISRAEL NARENDRA MODI

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How China is eyeing influence over the region with Bhutan

    How China is eyeing influence over the region with Bhutan

MANOJ JOSHI Chinese borders with Bhutan have arisen through their establishing control over Tibet. Source: RadioFree BHUTAN DOKLAM PLATEAU China likes to boast of the number of neighbours with whom it

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The return of the pirates

    The return of the pirates

PIRACY SOMALIA One of the biggest stories in the international media this year has been the revival of Somali piracy. After a period of relative quiescence since 2012, banditry in

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Will Hekmatyar’s return help Afghanistan?

  Will Hekmatyar’s return help Afghanistan?

AFGHANISTAN After spending 20 years in exile, former Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, returned to Kabul earlier this month.

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President Trump’s sojourn across the Middle East offers little concrete politics

  President Trump’s sojourn across the Middle East offers little concrete politics

SAUDI ARABIA TRUMP ERA President Donald Trump this past week initiated his debut foreign trip as the most powerful man

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Iran votes for reform

RAKESH SOOD But President Rouhani’s challenges, domestically and with the US and Arab neighbours, are just beginning. Iranian President elect

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The enduring relevance of India-Russia relations

NANDAN UNNIKRISHNAN GEOPOLITICS INDIA-RUSSIA — 70 YEARS INTERNATIONAL ORDER This is the first part in a series of ORF briefs

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Will Hekmatyar’s return help Afghanistan?

IRFAN YAR Afghan warlord Hekmatyar with President Ghani and others Pajhwok Afghan News/Twitter AFGHANISTAN After spending 20 years in exile,

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The return of the pirates

ABHIJIT SINGH PIRACY SOMALIA One of the biggest stories in the international media this year has been the revival of

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President Hasan Rouhani’s landslide in Iran show elections alone do not make a democracy

MANOJ JOSHI PM Modi with Iranian President Rouhani Source: Wikipedia FARZAD B IRAN ROUHANI President Hasan Rouhani’s landslide victory in

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Need to recognise Bay of Bengal as a geo-political entity PreviousNext

  Need to recognise Bay of Bengal as a geo-political entity   PreviousNext

BAY OF BENGAL CONNECTIVITY The Bay of Bengal region has once again gained prominence over the last few years and

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Can the OBOR project be made to work for countries other than China?

MANOJ JOSHI Given the quantity of investments, China can’t afford to have the OBOR initiative fail. Sceptics like India can

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Why the meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar is important

ASHOK MALIK The general meeting of the African Development Bank in Gandhinagar could improve India’s engagement with a continent where

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Post OBOR, should India relook its neighbourhood policy?

JOYEETA BHATTACHARJEE India needs to enhance its engagement with the neighbours to fulfil its vision for shared growth and prosperity

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Iran votes for reform

But President Rouhani’s challenges, domestically and with the US and Arab neighbours, are just beginning. Iranian President elect Hassan Rouhani

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