Tag Archives: Indian

China-India Tensions Have a Long History

Tensions are simmering between India and China, following their first deadly conflict in at least 45 years, resulting in death on 20 Indian soldiers, has pushed the bilateral relationship to an all-time low. But did the two Asian giants ever had cordial relations?

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Is Gen Nicholson Chasing Mirage in Afghanistan?

As long as the US remains disinclined to demonstrably leverage its relations with India for a matter-of-fact dialogue between the two south Asian neighbors, peace in Afghanistan will also remain a distant dream – no matter how much pressure Nicholson or his political bosses in Washington ratchet up on Pakistan, claims one Pakistani analyst.

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India: The Problem of Secretive Tax Havens

Panama is a tax haven, but Mauritius is one with which India has a comprehensive double tax treaty. This complicates matters more.

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Oil Prices Fall as Economics Trumps Geopolitics

With drop in oil prices, US may be able to wield an “oil weapon” directly rather than using Saudis as surrogates. The economic impacts of the oil price slump on the global macro-economy are multiple, complex and conflicting.

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Central America’s Other Refugees

Refugees come from as far away as East Africa to try their luck at crossing the Rio Grande.

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India’s Backdoor Hindu-Muslim Engagement

Those searching for signs of a fundamental shift in the RSS/Bharatiya Janata Party’s Muslim policy will be disappointed. But what is not in doubt is that there is an emerging view propagated by younger and more cosmopolitan leaders/activists who favor engaging Indian Muslims in a dialogue. To them this seems a good time to tap into Muslim disillusionment with the Congress and other secular parties.

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