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?
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.
Afghanistan analyst Candace Rondeaux believes that pre-election violence, corrupt candidates and electoral fraud in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections to be held on September 18, 2010 are more a certainty than the outcome of the polls.
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.
India must set-up a centralised body that can monitor bacterial infections and their antibiotic susceptibility
Turkey’s reorientation offers opportunities for better ties with India
The real issue in Jammu & Kashmir
Mr Cameron’s austerity measures may provide a mutually beneficial opportunity to both India and UK.
Gateway House moderates a discussion between two educators – one from India and one from the US – on the purpose of education today.