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The last stumbling block

A breakthrough in the Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal negotiations is the last step in clearing the path for India and Iran to help Afghanistan in its quest for strategic autonomy Negotiators from the P5+1 nations and Iran are working to reach a political...

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Building Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s long journey to try and come to terms with its own history, and grasp a sense of a stable future is ultimately what Salil Tripathi’s The Colonel Who would not Repent is about.  Salil Tripathi’s The Colonel Who...

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Leading by E’ixample

The 100 smart cities project can learn a lot from the European model, with respect to infrastructure and design. As the Indian government gears up to launch its pet “100 smart cities” project, an important factor is to get the architecture...

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Education in Pakistan

Pakistan needs schools, teachers, secular curriculum and an efficient system to replace the madrasas. On December 16th, 2015, 6 militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group gained access to the Army school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and...

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Tea leaves for tanks

A review of Tea Leaves for Tanks: Study of Trade Links, Peace and Perceptions in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Iran. Over the past year, India’s strategic environment with regards to Pakistan has deteriorated considerably. The diplomatic...

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Tea leaves for tanks

A review of Tea Leaves for Tanks: Study of Trade Links, Peace and Perceptions in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Iran. Over the past year,...

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An epitaph for central banking

The world needs to be prepared for the possibility that from 2015 onwards, global growth disappoints and asset markets become increasingly volatile...

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Building Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s long journey to try and come to terms with its own history, and grasp a sense of a stable future is ultimately what Salil...

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The last stumbling block

A breakthrough in the Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal negotiations is the last step in clearing the path for India and Iran to help Afghanistan in its quest for strategic autonomy Negotiators from the P5+1 nations and Iran are working to reach a political agreement on the nuclear deal by March 31st 2015. These talks that will […]

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the colonel who would not repent

Building Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s long journey to try and come to terms with its own history, and grasp a sense of a stable future is ultimately what Salil Tripathi’s The Colonel Who would not Repent is about.  Salil Tripathi’s The Colonel Who would not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy is a detailed account of the 1971 War of Independence […]

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Leading by E’ixample

The 100 smart cities project can learn a lot from the European model, with respect to infrastructure and design. As the Indian government gears up to launch its pet “100 smart cities” project, an important factor is to get the architecture of the cities right. The trick is to get the density precisely right – […]

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Education in Pakistan

Pakistan needs schools, teachers, secular curriculum and an efficient system to replace the madrasas. On December 16th, 2015, 6 militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group gained access to the Army school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and murdered 145 people including 132 children. The attack was said to be retaliation and revenge for the Zarb-e-Azb operation […]

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Olaus Magnus Historia om de nordiska folken

Tea leaves for tanks

A review of Tea Leaves for Tanks: Study of Trade Links, Peace and Perceptions in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Iran. Over the past year, India’s strategic environment with regards to Pakistan has deteriorated considerably. The diplomatic standoff between the two nations has been coupled with major unrest within Pakistan, both political and security wise. To add […]

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Homeland

Pakistan’s depiction in Homeland: sign of a deeper malaise

The caricatured depiction of Islamabad in the TV series is a pointer to the social, political and economic damages borne by the average Pakistani. Islamabad, a purpose built capital designed by Greek architects, is set on the northern edge of the Potohar plateau, at the foot of the scenic forested Margalla hills. It has much […]

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ECB launches (or joins) World War III

The European Central Bank has rung the bell on the last act for both paper currencies and for modern central banks. ON 22 January, Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a new programme of asset purchases. This is not the first time that ECB will be buying debt securities. However, this […]

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The strategic partnership

U.S and India have to overcome traditional modes of thinking in the defence establishments of their respective countries. President Obama’s participation in India’s Republic Day celebrations on January 26 is more than a gesture. It is an attempt to advance the idea of a strategic partnership, which Washington has sought off and on since the […]

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Cautious optimism for U.S.-India relations

 It pays to be optimistic about U.S.-India relations, but also realistic. One year ago, the Devyani Khobragade affair plunged the U.S.-India relationship into deep crisis. Then, several months later, Indians elected a new national leader who had effectively been banned from visiting the United States in years past. Given these troubles, the progress in bilateral […]

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An epitaph for central banking

The world needs to be prepared for the possibility that from 2015 onwards, global growth disappoints and asset markets become increasingly volatile as a prelude to commencing their long overdue decline.  IMF revises global growth down The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut the global GDP growth forecast for 2015 by 0.3 percent from 3.8 percent […]

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