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Belt and Road Forum: An Analysis

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, or BRF was held on May 14–15, 2017 in Beijing, and claimed to draw 29 foreign heads of state and government and representatives from more than 130 countries and 70 international organizations. The purpose of the forum as described by Wang Xiaotao, deputy head of

India ranks 23rd in Cybersecurity Index : UN ITU

Acording to the second Global Cyber security Index (GCI), released by the UN telecommunications agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU) India is ranked a high 23rd out of 165 nations. This is a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cybersecurity. India is ranked 23rd on

Arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav: A high handed act and brazen violation of international conventions by Pakistan

Pakistan’s counter intelligence agency claimed to have arrested Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a retired naval officer of India, from its restive province of Balochistan on March 3, 2016.   India's intelligence agencies suspect that a Sunni radical group Jaishul Adil is responsible for the kidnapping of Indian businessman Kulbhushan Yadav from Chabahar,

Iran Presidential election results show preference for a liberal and reformist leader

Iranian Presidential election

Nobody can describe the outcomes of Iran’s 2017 Presidential election better than Professor Hamid Dabashi at Columbia University- “ In a spectacular show of the democratic will of a nation against the entrenched theocratic institutions of a state, the overwhelming majority of Iranians have voted Hassan Rouhani back to office to continue

South Korea: The Challenges and prospects for the new president

South Korea: The Challenges and prospects for the new president

The 19th South Korean presidential election was held on 9 May 2017, after the impeachment and dismissal of Park Geun-hye. The election was conducted in a single round on a first-past-the-post basis. In the multiparty election the participating candidates included the Democratic Party's candidate, Moon Jae-in, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who declined to run in February, Ahn Hee-jung, People's Party’s  Ahn

Bangladesh Prime Minister’s India visit

Bangladesh Prime Minister’s India visit

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited India during 7- 10 April. There were very “productive” talks between the two Prime Ministers, Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina during the visit. Prime Minister of Bangladesh said that the two countries have immense scope for cooperation. Bangladesh is looking to launch more trade

Australian PM Visit to India

PM of Australia-India Visit

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrived on a four day visit to India on April 9. Mr. Turnbull was received by Mr. Narendra Modi at Rastrapati Bhawan and was then accorded the ceremonial guard of honour in the forecourt of the presidential residence. This is Turnbull’s first bilateral visit to

Trump’s ‘hard power budget’: An examination 

Trump's Hard Power Budget

 “America First” President, Donald Trump has released (March 16, 2017) a budget outline seemingly in a bid to fulfill his electoral promises. The released  $1.1 trillion budget  proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development