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27 April 2015

Afghanistan must make rights a reality

Huge threats to human rights continue in Afghanistan. President Ghani has pledged to end official tolerance for torture, and his government must also protect the freedom of the media, ensure that more women participate in peace talks, and bring transparency to negotiations with the Taliban. These correctives are overdue

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5 March 2015

Addressing the future of cybersecurity

The cybersecurity threat is global and appears at all levels—government, industry and individual. The global dilemma and challenge at hand is creating a framework of how to regulate it, at both national and international levels

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11 September 2014

NATO’s illusory power

Contrary to some current commentary, NATO has remained relevant after the post-Cold War period, largely due to the perceptions it still engenders. While its symbolic power still endures, a rapidly changing international order could make it obsolete in the near future, as new narratives take its place.

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22 July 2014

The dangers of tightrope walking

Eastern Europe has seen tensions rise, increasing violence and a hardening of stands. Only the softening of the stark “either/or” choice currently being demanded by western powers as well as Russia will put an end to the precarious tightrope walking of east European governments and prevent their citizens from becoming victims of increased regional instability

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30 May 2014

Can Poroshenko stabilise Ukraine?

Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, talks about the presidential elections in Ukraine and the implications of Petro Poroshenko’s victory. In this interview, she also discusses how he can mitigate tensions in Ukraine, why he retained the previous government, and the impact on India of the new leadership

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19 May 2014

‘Modi will be firm on Indian interests’

Professor M.D. Nalapat, Director, Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University talks about India’s foreign policy in the Modi era. In an interview to Gateway House, he says that as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be pragmatic in his dealings with the U.S. and China and will focus on creating harmony in Asia

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30 March 2014

Afghanistan: At a turning point

The presidential election is vital not only for Afghanistan’s future but also for the stability of the region. The ensuing race has thrown up candidates from various ethnicities and they face an uphill task with a resurgent Taliban and a former President who still hopes to be a force in the political arena

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28 March 2014

The G8 is G7 again

A slumped arms industry and the U.S. shale gas sector will gain from NATO’s threat of stricter sanctions and suspension of Russia from the G8. BRICS has protested, but unless we consolidate alternate international financial structures, even other big economies like India can eventually be the targets of sanctions