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  • South Asia and the Efficacy of Soft Power

    South Asia and the Efficacy of Soft Power

    Ancient Chinese principles of war embodied in Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” preach the notion of a victory where blood need not be spilled. As the age of globalization dawns, the traditional notions of power are being altered as the art of persuasion is beginning to hold sway, more than […]

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  • Implacable Failures of the SAARC

    Implacable Failures of the SAARC

    The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is one of the major regional organizations operating today. It occupies a land area greater than the EU and ASEAN, and enjoys superiority in terms of population over the two. In terms of GDP, it stands second to the EU. SAARC was […]

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  • Hindutva Organisations Battle for India

    Hindutva Organisations Battle for India

    Ever since the assumption of power by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in May 2014, Hindutva outfits have been able to unleash themselves in a manner like never before. In recent years, organised schemes like public lynching, cow-vigilantism, anti Romeo squads, Love Jihad, Ghar Wapsi have been adopted by these […]

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  • Appraising CPEC vis-a-vis Belt and Road

    Appraising CPEC vis-a-vis Belt and Road

    It was in May 2017 that the Pakistani Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif attended the Beijing conference on the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Beijing aims to implement its vision of global connectivity and cooperation in order to instigate increased trade among nations. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which […]

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  • Dented Legacy of India’s Minority Rights

    Dented Legacy of India’s Minority Rights

    India professes its distinct cultural plurality in terms of “unity in diversity” while being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. It has time and again used the precursor of secularism to celebrate this diversity. The multiculturalism in Indian society is reflected by its variety of cultural, linguistic and religious […]

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