Jun 30 — Japan-India relations are poised to enter a new phase following the election of Narendra Modi as India’s new prime minister in a BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.
Strong ties with Japan have cross-party backing in Indian political circles and hence Modi would be sure to take off where his predecessor, Manmohan Singh, left off. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited India earlier t... Read More
Jun 30 — “Happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The opening lines of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina are relevant to Pakistan. Despite being home to the Indus Valley Harappan and at least 20 other major civilizations, and despite its highly educated elite today, Pakistan serves as a case study in how not to live. Following an “honor killing” of a pregnant ... Read More
Jun 03 — Russia's occupation of Crimea and its military threat to Ukraine's sovereignty have suddenly challenged the commonly-held assumption that the era of territorial annexation ended in 1991, when the world's collective action reversed Iraq's attempt to swallow Kuwait. Those concerned about China's aggressive claims fear the Crimea precedent may have emboldened Beijing in its attempt to set up... Read More
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