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Development And The India-EU Strategic Partnership: Missing Incentives And Divergent Identities – Analysis

By Emma Mawdsley India has neither a strong inclination nor sufficient incentive to make international development a priority issue of its strategic partnership with the European Union (EU), whether in third countries or at global fora. While some collaboration is taking place in specific locations and in response to concrete issues, it is unlikely that […]

Iraqi's Haider Al-Abadi and Iran's Hassan Rohani. Photo credit Iran Review.
Iraqi's Haider Al-Abadi and Iran's Hassan Rohani. Photo credit Iran Review.


Iraqi Prime Minister’s Tehran Visit Facilitates War On Terror In Region And World – Analysis

By Ja’far Haghpanah The ongoing visit to Iran by the new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi is expected to have wide reverberations across the world. Before he left Baghdad, many news circles had assessed Abadi’s Tehran visit as very important and fateful. Of course, most trips made by various Iraqi leaders have been effective in […]

China's Xi Jinping and India's Narendra D Modi.
China's Xi Jinping and India's Narendra D Modi.


When Xi Met Modi: Juxtaposing China And India – Analysis

By Varun Sahni During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India in September, much was made of the personal rapport and chemistry between him and his host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chinese investment worth US$20 billion, although a fraction of the figures (US$100-300 billion) that had been touted before the visit, was nevertheless significant in […]

The national flag of India hoisted on the Red Fort in Delhi. Photo by Jasleen Kaur, WIkipedia Commons
The national flag of India hoisted on the Red Fort in Delhi. Photo by Jasleen Kaur, Wikipedia Commons


India’s Dysfunctional Operating Environment In Defence: The Problem – Analysis

By Amit Cowshish In the interview he gave to an English news channel last week, the former chief of naval staff said being a service chief is not just about preening about on the national TV when ‘in actual fact you are unable to get a set of batteries for your submarines’.1. He talked about […]

A session of the People's Representative Council in Jakarta, Indonesia
A session of the People's Representative Council in Jakarta, Indonesia


MD3 Laws In Indonesia: Sword Of Damocles Over Jokowi Presidency? – Analysis

The amended Law on Legislative Bodies (or MD3 Laws) has received scant attention although it is a scourge for the new Joko Widodo administration. By Jonathan Chen and Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki The recently amended 2009 Law on the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), House of Representatives (DPR), Regional Representatives Council (DPD) and the Regional House of […]

Hong Kong's Umbrella Protest. Photo credit: VOA
Hong Kong's Umbrella Protest. Photo credit: VOA


Hong Kong And The Umbrella Revolution: Why Is China Resisting Change? – Analysis

By Teshu Singh China has two Special Administrative Regions (SAR) – Hong Kong and Macau – that were reunified with the mainland in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Both SARs are a part of China under a unique system famously known as ‘one country, two systems’. Article 31 of the constitution of China provides for such […]