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Mayuri Mukherjee

 

Mayuri Mukherjee is Senior Assistant Editor at The Pioneer.  She writes on Indian foreign policy and international relations.  

Breakthroughs on the border

Friday, 09 Sep 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

Small-scale border trade has significant impact at the people-to-people level, as the India-Bangladesh haats show Generally, political freedom better economic opportunities. However, there are rare cases when newly independent regions find themselves worse off because of the red lines on their maps. This is what happened to India's North-East in 1947....

Why Modi played the B-card

Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

It is no coincidence that Beijing's much touted China Pakistan Economic Corridor which cuts through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, also traverses through Balochistan and includes the strategic Gwadar port It’s official now: India is turning the Balochistan lever against Pakistan. After decades of keeping itself at an arms’ length from the issue, it...

Campaign of calumny

Friday, 22 Jul 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

Isolated on the world stage, Pakistan is now playing up the Kashmir card against India — but with little impact Notwithstanding the absurdity of a country like Pakistan — where large-scale human rights abuses are carried out on a daily basis with state sanction, where the state uses terrorism as legitimate...

Strengthening India-Africa ties

Thursday, 07 Jul 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

The Prime Minister’s priority as he visits Africa will be strengthening trade ties, consolidating security ties and ramping up energy ties. None of this is new but what makes this moment special is the manner in which the aspirations of both partners complement each other India’s relationship with the African continent...

Building diplomatic ecosystem

Thursday, 12 May 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

Prime Minister Modi, in his second year at the helm, maintained his Government's trademark focus on enervating India's political engagement with the world. However, it also became clear that his administration is not able to keep up due to institutional inadequacies Continuing the trend he set in his first year in...

Be bold, not just a balancer

Thursday, 28 Apr 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

India needs a credible response for China, especially for the Indian Ocean region, where it must remain the big power. American support can help significantly in this regard. India just needs to be confident enough to leverage that in its favour Earlier this month, when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and US...

India-US: A win-win partnership

Thursday, 14 Apr 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

A strong defence relationship with the US is in India’s interest especially as it seeks to reiterate its position in the Indian Ocean region. Ideologically-motivated opposition mostly from the Left must be countered with a dose of realpolitik US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s three-day trip to India ended on Wednesday...

Being pivot in nuclear security

Thursday, 31 Mar 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

India has an opportunity to take on a global leadership role against the spread of nuclear weapons. For that, it has to be more transparent about its own nuclear security and safety, especially as nuclear power becomes a bigger part of the country’s energy basket The fourth Nuclear Security Summit comes...

New political order in Naypidaw

Thursday, 17 Mar 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

Htin Kyaw is the first civilian to become President of Myanmar since 1962. But his office will be undercut by his party chief, who said that she will rule above the President, and by the continued presence of the military in the legislative and executive wings of Government Four months after...

Breakthroughs on the border

Thursday, 03 Mar 2016 | Mayuri Mukherjee | in Oped

Small-scale border trade, which is different from the industry-scale bilateral trade, contributes only a fraction to the overall economic relationship between nations. But it does have a significant impact at the people-to-people level, as the India-Bangladesh haats show Generally, political freedom better economic opportunities. However, there are rare cases when newly...


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