The murder of Salman Taseer , the liberal-minded Governor of Pakistani Punjab, augurs grimly for the country. With the government mired in political turmoil, intelligentsia silenced and religious extremists integrating with the security forces, Pakistan is a state teetering on the brink of collapse.
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Ivory Coast is yet another African nation in the throes of political transition and continued interference by the global agencies. At stake is a thriving economy and a fragile tribal balance, which threatens to turn into a religious issue. Neelam Deo reviews the options before the country and the global community.
The Western and Indian response to Sri Lankan aspirations has sent the island nation into the arms of China and Pakistan. But Colombo’s trust must be won. For Sri Lanka is vital to India’s security and the sea lanes of the Indian Ocean.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to New Delhi has the potential to mitigate sixty years worth of distrust between two of the world’s most populous countries and truly improve bilateral relations. What is stopping the two Asian giants from cooperating?
Mumbai is no stranger to terrorist attacks and has taken many bomb blasts in its stride. But what happened on November 26, 2008, has changed the city – and the country – in many fundamental ways.
Over the past decade, emerging markets that have liberalized are far more open to foreign banks in their markets than are developed economies. A Gateway House study of financial services in 11 countries: four BRIC countries, one emerging market, four developed economies and two developing markets.
A broad outline on the span and scope of Maritime Governance Authority is necessary to understand its importance and the impact it would have for the sustenance of a sovereign India.
For a moment, President Obama’s Asia tour served as a diversion from the abysmal results of the US midterm election. By the end of the tour, the Obama administration was swept up in the backlash of currency crisis. Can Barack Obama be the president America needs?
Myanmar is a complex issue. Its history, its treatment by neighbours and the West, the complex dilemmas posed by the mixing of morality and realpolitik is a reminder that democracy is only a means to an end. The lives of the ordinary people should matter more than formal institutions in shaping policy decisions.
An analysis of the issues discussed by US President Barack Obama on his visit to India. Will he keep to his word?