Monthly Archives: February 2017

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Book’s Name:Indian Unsafeguarded Nuclear Program Authors’ name:Adeela Azam, Ahmed Khan, Syed Muhammad Ali, Sameer Ali Khan. The political situation in the sub-continent as well as the Pakistan – India relations from 1947 to 2017 are part

Davos ’17 summarized? The world is upside down!

By Faisal J. Abbas Didn’t get a chance to follow or attend the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) this year? Here is a summary, but please don’t think I am pulling your leg; everything mentioned below is

Indian army soldiers complain of poor facilities and harassment on social media

By Martand Jha In the last week, several soldiers in the Indian army and paramilitary forces have come out on social media to voice their concerns regarding the harsh conditions and poor facilities they are subjected to while performing their

Is India secretly preparing for war?

By Aditya Bhat From stockpiling emergency weapons and ammo to revising its military doctrine, is there something afoot?Before winning the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Narendra Modi and promised to make India strong militarily. The BJP leadership spoke about bolstering the armed Forces

Why India cannot win wars against its neighbours (and why that doesn’t even matter)

By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab ‘A book Excerpt’ Excerpted with permission from dragon on our doorstep: managing China through military power, Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab, aleph book company.A new book argues that peace and stability through an understanding of military

Why India is not a great power

A review By Jaideep A. Prabhu of the book of Bharat Karnad :: In why India is not a great power (yet), Bharat Karnad’s majestic breadth of national ambition surpasses even the wildest interpretation of Machiavelli’s the prince. If India were to

India’s international child abduction dilemma

By Neeta Lal New Delhi faces pressure to ratify a convention that activists fear would ultimately harm Indian women and children. India has found itself in the eye of an international storm by refusing to ratify the Hague Convention on

Did Modi receive over Rs 55 crore from the Sahara Group as the chief minister of Gujarat?

By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta Documents seized by the Income Tax Department in private corporations imply pay-offs were made to the PM and leading politicians. At 8 pm on 8 November 2016, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to a live

If you want to know how ISIS was really created, Trump, then start with US torture programmes

By Robert Verkaik A confession given by a Libyan national during torture was America’s excuse for invading Iraq. ‘They were killing me,’ the terror suspect later told the FBI about their torturers. ‘I had to tell them something’ We are learning

The Pivot to Asia was Obama’s biggest mistake

By John Ford “The pivot failed to achieve key goals in Asia while inattention made matters worse in Europe and the Middle East.” It is impossible to know what a president’s foreign policy legacy will be until long after they