NEW DELHI: Thiruvananthapuram to Tora Bora: Sonia Sebastian/Ayisha, Merrin Jacob/ Mariyam, Raffeala and Fathima Isa/Nimisha in the ‘Islamic State’ terror group. This StratNews Global Exclusive ties Indian women with MBA and engineering degrees to the world’s most bloodthirsty terrorist group. We piece together an account of how two groups of 60 Indians made their way […]Read More
NEW DELHI: They are allies or were until the other day when things began to come apart. This is with reference to Turkey and Russia who shared similar goals in Syria, and now are on opposite sides it would seem. Turkey seems to want to consolidate its position in Syria and has its troops actively […]Read More
When will the ‘jang’ (fighting) stop, asks an Afghan widow from the four-decade-old conflict. A seven-day ‘Reduction in Violence’ agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban is in place. If that holds, a deal is expected to be signed in Doha on February 29. Meanwhile, a country is crying out for peace. Afghanistan is not […]Read More
NEW DELHI: With United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s offer of mediation, along with four bipartisan U.S. senators having recently written to U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo voicing concerns about the human rights situation in Kashmir, New Delhi would certainly welcome a statement of reassurance from President Donald Trump, especially when he is in India. But […]Read More
NEW DELHI: The conviction of UN-designated terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed by a Pak court has come almost on cue. The terror watchdog FATF (Financial Action Task Force) has a crucial plenary meeting where it will assessed if Pakistan has done enough to crack down on terror funding and money laundering and […]Read More
NEW DELHI: As India walks the tight-rope between Dhaka and Nay Pyi Taw on the Rohingya crisis, it’s unlikely that Myanmar will take these displaced people back. Dr Avinash Paliwal who is a lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London and is currently focusing on India-Myanmar ties, told […]Read More
NEW DELHI: The suspension of the SAARC process owing to hurdles placed by Pakistan has had an unintended consequence. It cut off Afghanistan’s physical access to other SAARC members. The push for BIMSTEC and sub-regional cooperation has also accentuated Kabul’s sense of isolation within the South Asian fraternity, argues Nazir Kabiri of the Biruni Institute, a […]Read More
NEW DELHI: There is an anti-Indian perception in Bangladesh which flows from the view that India has benefited more from the relationship than Dhaka. Key Bangladeshi concerns remain unaddressed including its share of Teesta waters. The Citizenship Amendment Act is another issue with Bangladeshi civil society taking exception to comments by senior Indian leaders. StratNews […]Read More
NEW DELHI: India and Nepal may share strong historical, cultural and religious links but India needs to look beyond these if it wants to be in sync with a new Nepal. This advice comes from Nepal’s Sujeev Shakya who describes himself as a thought leader and speaker. Shakya is also an author, having written two books—‘Unleashing […]Read More
BODH GAYA: His Holiness Dalai Lama speaks frankly on the future of Tibet, possibility of his reincarnation and being the ‘longest staying’ guest of India. In conversation with our Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale.Read More
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