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Japan and South Korea Talk but Old Issues Continue to Figure
While the China factor, particularly its assertive and expansionist policies on a host of regional issues, and North Korea’s nuclear and missile development programmes are perennial issues of concern for the rest of the Northeast Asian region, two countries – Japan and South Korea – still continue to carry hangover of the war issues. Despite the fact that both are allies of the US, the past continues to haunt their present relationships. Time and again, the US has played the role of peace mediator but still mutual suspicion and accusations continue.
वियतनाम में नये नेतृत्व की चुनौतियां और संभावनाएं
वियतनाम नेशनल असेंबली (संसद) ने 5 अप्रैल 2021 को आधिकारिक रूप से पोलित ब्यूरो के सदस्य फाम मिन्ह चिन को वियतनाम का प्रधानमंत्री चुन लिया। वह निवर्तमान प्रधानमंत्री गुयेन जुआन फुक की जगह लेंगे। नेशनल असेंबली ने सांसदों के प्रचंड बहुमत (466 में से 462 मतों) से समर्थित एक प्रस्ताव के जरिए उनका चुनाव किया।
Maoist Menace Calls for a Different Ball Game
The massacre of 37 innocent personnel of the Security Forces (SF) of Government of India and the State Government, on 3rd April in Chhattisgarh, has led to widespread condemnation, even from the Prime Minister. Such mass killing of SF invites serious discussions and debates, as in the past, to be followed by special operations with additional force mobilisation and even technological integration. While suggestions and expert views are aplenty, learning from good practice models would be the best method.
International goodwill for India
At a time when India is confronted with unprecedented crisis situation due to the surging spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, it augur well that the country is receiving bounties of goodwill from countries the world over to fight the dreaded virus with resolve and fortitude. It is heartening that more than 40 counties countries have reached out to India to help mitigate the crisis situation.
US / NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan and its Implications
The author had the opportunity to attend on 5 May 2021 a very engaging round table jointly hosted by the Vivekananda Foundation, New Delhi, and Hudson Institute, Washington DC on the imminent US/NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impact on the region, including India. Close to a dozen well known experts participated in a candid exchange of views.
Escalation between Iran and Israel
Join Amb. Anil Trigunayat and Hirak Jyoti Das unfold the ongoing escalation between Iran and Israel; the US role and the future of the JCPOA.
Modi Government: An Evaluation
As the nation reels under the impact of the monstrous second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic Prime Minister Modi has been the focus of much criticism, some justified and some unjustified, for the failure to avert it and to mitigate its adverse impact. This is understandable, to an extent, since as the tallest leader in the land he is the lightening rod for such criticism with all other stake holders in the country flying under the radar when it comes to accountability in this regard.
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