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Donald Trump and the retreat to isolationism

Sunday, 12 Feb 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The new President is taking the American policy to a perilous course whose consequences are fraught with serious consequences, says Rajaram Panda Less than a month into the White House, US President Donald Trump seems to be in excessive hurry in signing many contentious executive orders in tune with his campaign’s...

Significance of trilateral maritime drill

Sunday, 29 Jan 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The US, South Korea, and Japan conducted missile warning drills to enhance their capability to detect North Korean ballistic missiles, says Rajaram Panda Even when there is a leadership transition in the United States, the foreign policy challenge that North Korea’s nuclear weapon and missile development programmes pose to President Donald...

Of law and the aspirations of the nation

Sunday, 22 Jan 2017 | RC AGGARWAL | in Agenda

The law should always march parallel to the aspirations of the people. When the law is unable to keep pace with the nation, it is time to resort to amendment of law — be it constitutional law or ordinary law, explains RC AGGARWAL Poverty is the worst of crimes,” said GB...

Trump’s first major foreign policy challenge

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Though it has remained the stated policy of the US that a nuclear North Korea is not acceptable at any cost, Donald Trump has not clearly stated what his policy on the isolated Stalinist state would be, writes Rajaram Panda The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in his New Year speech...

Taiwan caught in US-China crossfire

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Donald Trump’s intentions could be to prick China by using Taiwan’s status as a bargaining chip in negotiations. But Beijing is unlikely to make any concessions on Taiwan, writes Rajaram Panda Then US President-elect Donald Trump’s 10-minute telephone talk with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on December 2, followed by a quick...

Impact of Trump’s ‘revised’ Taiwan policy on Asia

Sunday, 25 Dec 2016 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

If the new US President abandons the ‘One China’ policy, Beijing might retake the island by military force. The security dynamics in the Asian region is bound to be dramatically altered and the global consequences would be unpredictable, writes RAJARAM PANDA Since Donald Trump scored a surprise victory in the US...

State-sponsored murders?

Sunday, 18 Dec 2016 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

ANANYA BORGOHAIN discusses the issue of death penalty in India with Gopalkrishna Gandhi, author and the former Governor of West Bengal You mention, “Death penalty, somewhere in its DNA, is a political murder.” However, the idea that death as a form of punishment could serve justice is a socially and even...

Fostering Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 | Prof Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The Act East policy has outlined India as a responsible stakeholder in the region, and Vietnam is our most important anchor, elucidates Prof Rajaram Panda India and Vietnam share a significant bilateral relationship — one that has assumed robustness over the years, particularly since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the...

india and its labyrinth of oppression

Sunday, 27 Nov 2016 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

Equipped with acuity and articulation, Shashi Tharoor’s new book shows how the legacy of India’s colonisers still influences the nation, writes ANANYA BORGOHAIN Eminent politician and author of several books, Shashi Tharoor, recently launched his newest book that delves deeper into Indian colonial history. Published by Aleph Book Company, the idea...

Women’s rightful role as citizens of India

Sunday, 13 Nov 2016 | Rajkumari Amrit Kaur | in Agenda

If India is to progress along the right lines, it is incumbent on women to seek to play their rightful part in building a solid society, writes Rajkumari Amrit Kaur India today is standing on the threshold of a new life which is pulsating within her veins. We are struggling to...

SOUNDBITE

In the case of both nations, India and Afghanistan, cross-border terrorism is originating from Pakistan which is also patronising it.

Afghan Speaker | Abdul R Ibrahimi

I have said goodbye to international cricket. I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.

Pakistani cricketer | Shahid Afridi

All of us in America have generally paid for our gas and oil all along. We're not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil or gas.

US Defence Secretary | Jim Mattis
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