After winning a decades-long war in 2009, President Mahinda Rajpakse leveraged his popularity to assume greater powers for himself by amending the Constitution, making him virtually leader-for-life. Could this lead to one-party rule? And what will this mean for Sri Lanka and its Tamil minority?
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Today, Kashmir is very much part of the cauldron that is "Af-Pak", the storm that is raging across the Pashtun belt in Pakistan and Afghanistan. As in Af-Pak, the base for the jihad that is being waged in Kashmir mainly comprises a small fringe of a single community – the Valley Sunnis.
India has several crucial maritime stakeholders, yet she remains ill-equipped to respond to any sea-borne calamity. Maritime governance is the need of the hour
The world’s leading international institutions may be outmoded, but Brazil, China, India, and South Africa are not ready to join the helm. Their shaky commitment to democracy, human rights, nuclear nonproliferation, and environmental protection would only weaken the international system’s core values.
Gateway House moderates a discussion between two educators – one from India and one from the US – on the purpose of education today.
A stable army in Pakistan, whether back in the barracks or in the presidential palace, means peace with India.
The leaders of Turkey and Brazil recently voted against sanctioning Iran, concluding that Iran's leaders do not intend to violate their most important Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty obligation. India, as a member of NAM, should also concede.
China has now clearly emerged as a major world power and India needs to seriously think about how it will engage its neighbour over the twenty-first century. The future of the Sino-Indian relationship will be both competitive and collaborative as the same time.
How India's "demographic dividend" can turn into a disaster in two parts: one rooted in Leftwing extremism and the other in the churn of Northeast India.
Rocket science hasn’t gone very far, but rocket economics just made the leap. India needs to get into that game fast or risk losing a unique opportunity