• After the Guns Fall Silent

    Global Centre Stage

    That sentence, spoken by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on January 15, is one that many Colombians, and Colombia-watchers, were unsure they would ever hear […]

  • US and Cuba: Dawn of a New Era?

    Global Centre Stage

    The dramatic and unexpected announcement by the White House on December 17, 2014 that the US would begin to normalise relations with the Castro regime in Cuba took everyone by surprise […]

  • European Push for Palestine

    Global Centre Stage

    Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman paid Europe an unintended (if misplaced) compliment in January when he warned a gathering of Israel’s ambassadors that the number one challenge facing Israel in 2015 is not the Palestinians, Iran or Hezbollah, but rather western Europe […]

  • The Euro Comes to Lithuania

    Global Centre Stage

    Lithuania entered the eurozone on January 1, 2015, becoming the 19th European Union Member State and last Baltic country to join the single European currency […]

  • Davos 2015: Thinking Tomorrow Today

    Global Centre Stage

    This 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum ensured that participants did not leave Davos without a commitment to adequately address the world’s most pressing current affairs and long-term trends […]

  • Eurasian Union: Economics vs Geopolitics

    Global Centre Stage

    On January 1, 2015, a Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan was turned into the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), to promote integration across a wide number of spheres going well beyond external trade tariffs […]

  • Afghanistan's Future Direction


    NATO's combat mission in Afghanistan has officially ended, but the United States and other member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have not ended their military presence in the country, and have only changed their appearance […]

  • A Vote for Change

    Cover Story

    A few weeks before Sri Lanka's presidential elections, a tuk-tuk driver in Kandy town said, "It will be a secret vote this time […]

  • Unknown Angel is President

    Cover story

    It was anti-incumbency and the new-generation’s need for change which has become fashionable and real in South Asia as a whole that did President Rajapaksa in […]

  • Pakistan's War on Terror


    In an act of unprecedented depravity, seven Jihadi extremists sent by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) killed 132 innocent school children and 17 adults at the Army Public School, Peshawar, on December 16, 2014 […]

  • A Transformative Trip


    America's interest in partnering with India on strategic and economic matters is not, as is sometimes charged, to force India to act as a vassal state, blindly supporting America’s interests around the globe […]

  • 'Namobama': Bonhomie and Beyond


    Never before did the visit of a Head of State generate the attention and excitement as seen during President Barack Obama's recent three-day trip to India […]

  • India and Jordan: Enhancing Well-Established Ties


    The geographic area that is now the country of Jordan was, for centuries, a sparsely populated and highly tribalised desert region within the Turkish controlled Ottoman Empire […]

  • Renewed Mandate for Abenomics


    When Japan's economy posted negative growth in two consecutive quarters and slipped into a recession, opponents of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe blamed his economic policies for pushing Japan into yet another economic slumber […]

  • Bahrain: A GCC Hub for India Trade

    Special Report

    Bahrain was a critical node connecting two trading civilisations of Mesopotamia and Indus Valley in the pre-history era. In the 19th century, it emerged as a cosmopolitan hub hosting several trading diaspora from the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, Persia and India among others. […]

  • India and Saudi Arabia - A Multifaceted Relationship

    Special Report

    India and Saudi Arabia enjoy warm and friendly relations, reflecting the centuries old economic and socio-cultural ties. The establishment of diplomatic relations in 1947 was followed by high-level visits from both the sides. […]

  • Great Chabahar Dream: India's Connect to Afghanistan and Beyond

    Afghanistan Series

    Possible lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran by the Western powers coupled with the drawdown of NATO forces from Afghanistan should prompt India to speed up its development plans of the Chabahar port. It should be seen as an opportunity for India, which has so far been denied direct overland link to Afghanistan by Pakistan, to take up the development of Chabahar port with all sincerity and commitment. […]

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