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By GovernanceToday
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May 4th, 2016
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The summit made right noises and not much of substantive progress on contentious issues The relationship between India and the European Union (EU) has grown since its inception in 1963 and expanded significantly in the post Cold War era. However, this partnership has not achieved its potential partly because of the low political visibility of the EU in New Delhi and th...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 7th, 2016
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China’s association with the Middle East has generally been viewed in terms of energy. The region plays a very significant role in quenching China’s enormous thirst for oil and gas. The stunning rise of China as a global player within a short span of time has led it to think beyond Southeast Asia and widen its horizons. Today, China’s presence at the global stage is ac...
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Jan 5th, 2016
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Shinzo Abe’s visit gives a boost to bilateral relations The most defining spectacle of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to India between Dec 11-13, was the picture perfect evening prayer at Varanasi where he and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi went through the whole ritual in a grand setting. The visit went much the same way. Both sides made all the right noises, bo...
By Lekshmi Parmeswaran
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Dec 11th, 2015
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The Damocles’ sword that has been hanging over India in the form of the Gwador port is slowly taking a tangible form. The transfer of 2,000 acres of land in Balochistan to China by the Pakistan government is a clear sign of both the nations’ commitment to achieve their end goals. This one step holds the power to significantly alter the geo-political realities of the re...
By GovernanceToday
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Oct 15th, 2015
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Permanent seat at UNSC and Indian diplomacy’s efforts for it The UN General Assembly has adopted a negotiating text by consensus for the long-pending United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms, setting the stage for talks on the issue at its 70th session. According to Indian diplomats, this boosts India’s bid for a permanent seat in the revamped world body. In rece...
By GovernanceToday
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Sep 10th, 2015
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ICELAND IS known globally for its breath-taking natural beauty, its volcanoes, and high tech hydro and geothermal energy sector. Also, Iceland is perhaps the most preferred destination for shooting of movies. A large number of Hollywood blockbusters such as Interstellar, Oblivion, Star Trek into Darkness, Thor: the Dark World and Prometheus have been shot at various lo...
By Anand Mishra
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Aug 11th, 2015
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India and Bangladesh solve longstanding issue of enclaves Can you fathom a life without basic amenities, with no hope for future either for yourself or for your children, no identity and most importantly, surrounded by a different country. To top it up, having to travel though another country, being frisked everytime you cross the limit of the village, to enter  our ow...
By Anand Mishra
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Aug 11th, 2015
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India could emerge a big winner if it plays its cards well After Nearly two years of intense negotiations that sometimes got derailed on intricate issues, Iran and P5+1 (permanent member of the UN Security Council plus Germany) struck an agreement in July that aims to end the sanction that the West has imposed on Iran, in exchange for verifiable restrictions on the Isl...
By GovernanceToday
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Jul 23rd, 2015
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Since assuming office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has worked hard to restore India’s international image that was tarnished over last decade or so. From inviting SAARC heads of states for his oath taking to making high impact visits to countries like the US, China and Japan, he has successfully furthered India’s image and interests in global arena. Because of his ini...
By Anand Mishra
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Apr 7th, 2015
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Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The adage has remained true for most part of history. But Lee Kuan Yew, the man who symbolized Singapore for most part of the city state’s history, and catapulted the country from a third world island to a dynamic first world city state, was a rare exception. The man who oversaw the governance of the country from 1...