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Democracies need mutual support

Democracies need mutual support, not judgemental stances

A report even identified India as an electoral autocracy. These judgements show harsh criticisms against democratic diversity in Asia. TAIPEI:...

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Professionalise the privatisation process

A five-year strategic plan is needed instead of an annual one to maximise benefits. Given the widely acknowledged constraining factors...

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Wind of change in Russia-Pak relations

Sergey Lavrov has been Foreign Minister of Russia for 17 years. Perhaps the longest serving Foreign Minister in the world....

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What Covid second wave tells us about India

Government’s Achilles Heel is its tendency to control. For people, the weak point is an unwillingness to follow rules. India...

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Mamata prepares for 2024 battle

It is becoming increasingly clear that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is fast emerging as the possible challenger to...

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Imran Khan trying to be ‘a good Muslim in old age’

Pakistanis are not taking their Prime Minister’s regressive and reprehensible remarks lying down. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s attempt to...

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An urgent need for police reforms

Political patronage and pressure remain the crux of police dysfunctionality.   The directive by the Bombay High Court to the...

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India should learn from Rodrigo Duterte’s unrequited love

Around 200 PRC ‘fishing boats’ have entered Philippines waters and despite love calls from Duterte to his counterpart in Beijing,...

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Cool Breeze: India’s New Power Elite

India’s New Power Elite It was on Roundtable a month ago that we broke the news that Sanjaya Baru was...

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Ambivalence is neither strategic ambiguity nor autonomy

Nehru believed that he was neither ambivalent nor ambiguous, but on the side of ‘non-alignment’, whatever that was intended by...

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WHO’s Tedros pulls up China, meekly

Tedros’ change in stance should be viewed against the backdrop of the growing condemnation of and scepticism over the WHO’s...

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Mamata’s post poll posturing

By writing to a dozen opposition leaders, on the eve of the second phase of elections to the West Bengal...

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Pakistan seeks peace with India: Is it for real?

The fact that Pakistan made a U-turn on opening trade with India under internal pressure indicates the fragile nature of...

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China rides on Pak to further its nuclear power export ambitions

China appears to be riding its nuclear export ambitions on a cooperation, which is itself built on a blatant violation...

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Biden must not allow illegal immigrants to swamp America

If 11 million undocumented migrants already in America are granted amnesty, it may create an impression in the minds of...