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Outcomes of round one of the French elections Op-Eds

Outcomes of round one of the French elections

The first round of the French elections culminated with Emmanuel Macron and Marie Le Pen emerging as the victors. For the first time in French politics, the primaries did not favour the front runners...

The Persian Potential Op-Eds

The Persian Potential

A series of tumultuous events have characterized Iran’s 9000-year-old past which has seen the rise and fall of rulers, from Deioces of the Median dynasty to Ayatollah Khomeini, who brought Iran at...

The Plight of Kulbhushan Jadhav Op-Eds

The Plight of Kulbhushan Jadhav

What is the fate of the incarcerated Indian national?A retired Naval officer, Jadhav was detained by counter-intelligence Pakistani officials in Baluchistan where he was travelling with an Indian...

Jobless growth a threat to National Security? Op-Eds

Jobless growth a threat to National Security?

Poverty, corruption, terrorism and insurgency are some of the key issues facing the country. Apprehensions about India heading towards a jobless growth is major concern that should not be over-looked...

Indian Elections – 2017 Op-Eds

Indian Elections – 2017

What does the Mandate Mean?On Saturday, 11 March 17, the election results of India’s mini general election, for five states, were announced. The BJP scored resounding victories in UP and Uttarkhand,...

Elections-2017 Op-Eds

Elections-2017

What will the mandate mean?On 09 Mar 17, the last phase of the 5-state, mini general election was completed and the nation looks forward to the election result that shall be announced on 11 Mar 17....

FGFA (5th Generation Fighter Aircraft) for the IAF Op-Eds

FGFA (5th Generation Fighter Aircraft) for the IAF

Will India revert to Russia for the new fighter aircraft?On 09 Mar 17, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed that they remained open for a joint venture with Russia, for the design and production of...

RBI policy Op-Eds

RBI policy

What should we understand from Economist Surjit Bhalla’s criticism of the MPC?On 06 Mar 17, noted economist Dr. Surjit Bhalla launched a scathing attack on RBI and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC...

WikiLeaks Op-Eds

WikiLeaks

Should there be global consensus on Cyber protocols?On 07 Mar 17, WikiLeaks released yet another series of documents belonging to the US Intelligence Agency, CIA; codenamed ‘Vault 7’. It is...

Turkey’s Referendum Op-Eds

Turkey’s Referendum

How will people vote, under intimidation?On Sunday, 16 April 17, Turkey will hold a constitutional referendum. Voters shall vote on 18 proposed amendments, to the Constitution of Turkey. The...

Russian interference in the US election Op-Eds

Russian interference in the US election

Does Russian Nonchalance, Provoke the US More? Many questions have been raised about Russia’s role in the 2016 US Presidential election. Doubts have also been raised about possible contacts the...

RSS - CPI(M) Violence in Kerala Op-Eds

RSS - CPI(M) Violence in Kerala

How can we avoid bloodshed in politics?On 01 Mar 17, RSS Mahanagar Prachar Pramukh of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Kundan Chandravat, while addressing a public rally said he would offer Rs. One Crore...

Emerging Global Challenges 2017-20 Op-Eds

Emerging Global Challenges 2017-20

What are the priority concerns for the global community?Do our Global Challenges need a New Approach?Cyber Crime.     In 2016, cyber criminals successfully used SWIFT, the banks...

Challenges to Journalism Op-Eds

Challenges to Journalism

Is modern journalism in the midst of a revolution?We live in the Information Age and in the middle of the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) revolution. While all established...

Air India Op-Eds

Air India

Is a strategic sale finally in the offing?On 28 Feb 17, Bloomberg reported that the PMO and Finance Ministry were discussing a proposal to sell the government’s majority stake in Air India, the...

Merger of LSE & Deutsche Borse Op-Eds

Merger of LSE & Deutsche Borse

Is the EU creating negotiating space for BREXIT talks?On 27 Feb 17, London Stock Exchange (LSE) announced that their US$ 31 billion merger with Deutsche Borse, was unlikely to be approved by the...

Democratic Index 2016 Op-Eds

Democratic Index 2016

How does India figureOn 22 Feb 17, the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, released data about Democratic Index (DI) 2016. The DI is based on five categories; election process & pluralization, civil...

Illegal immigrants in the US Op-Eds

Illegal immigrants in the US

How can President Trump deal with the issue? On 21 Feb 17, new guidelines were issued by the Trump Administration regarding illegal immigration and risk of deportation. John Kelly, Secretary...

Global arms trade Op-Eds

Global arms trade

Despite lack-luster performance of the global economy, why is arms trade so promising? On 21 Feb 2017, data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), shed fresh...

Cambodia's amended law Op-Eds

Cambodia's amended law

Is Political freedom in this UN-aided country threatened?On 20 Feb 17, Cambodia’s Parliament approved legal changes that effectively bars the main opposition leader from participating in politics....