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How opening-up changed China’s diplomacy

BY LI KAISHENG The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. Tremendous changes have taken place in Chinese economy and society over the past 40 years. What have also changed are China’s diplomatic policies. Assessing these changes plays an important role in understanding the current state …

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India’s stand on Sri Lanka turmoil: Weigh options and watch

BY SUHASINI HAIDAR Hours after the dramatic turn of events in Colombo, that saw Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena withdraw support from the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and swear in former President Mahinda Rajapaksa instead, the Modi government appears to be weighing its options cautiously, for a number …

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Trump, don’t blow your own trumpet

BY DHANA CHANDRA SHRESTHA We all know the United States of America is the most powerful state in the world. It has a huge nuclear armament, it has a huge economy and it has a huge army. It is also true that many American soldiers have contributed greatly in fighting …

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India renounces dialogue for peace

BY C KIRAN HOW it was a sorry state to see offer of talks to India by Pakistani PM Imran Khan in earnest of peace, producing nothing but more chill in bilateral ties between two countries because of crude acts of Indian arrogance, negativity and insensitivity to counsel of peace …

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The Day of German Unity is a Day of European Unity

BY ROLAND SCHÄFER Today we remember the re-unification of Germany 28 years ago, which was also the re-unification of Europe, bringing some countries into the European Union’s fold, and opening up a new European orientation for others. Europe faces great challenges today: the territory of some European countries like Ukraine …

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An Indian perspective on China in Nepal

By Prakash Katoch The alacrity with which China is drawing Nepal into its orbit has raised eyebrows, but the process began almost seven decades back, with Mao Zedong calling Tibet the “palm of China” and Nepal one of the fingers, initiating Maoist insurgency in Nepal to install a regime in …

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Anti-SAARC doctrine of Modi

By C Kiran SINCE 1947 India has been pursuing its hegemonic ambitions in South Asia by bullying its smaller neighbouring countries. Nepal and Bhutan, being landlocked, have been dependent on India for getting access to its land routes and sea ports for trade and have been subjected to the intense …

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European Parliament members call for cancelation of all deals with India

BY SUHIT K SEN Nine Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have written to the European Union’s (EU) highest official on foreign affairs and security policy, Federica Mogherini, to cancel all agreements with India till all the activists arrested in connection with the violence at Bhima Koregaon have been released. …

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