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Increasing Boko Haram pressure on Nigerian President
Arushi Gupta
27 November 2014
In less than a week, more than 100 people have been killed by terror group Boko Haram in the northern part of Nigeria. This brutal Islamic group remains a significant problem confronting the democratic government of President Goodluck Jonathan.
 
Maldives: Reading China's 'Indian signals' wrong?
N Sathiya Moorthy
26 November 2014
The unresolved India-China border dispute brings China closer to the Indian Ocean in every political and geo-strategic calculation of nations like Maldives and Sri Lanka, even though they are not as close to both the 'Asian giants' as the rest of India's South Asian neighbours.
 
Lessons from the neighbourhood
Deepak Sinha
26 November 2014
India's military leadership should look to Nepal to understand how insurgencies can be peacefully terminated instead of just looking for more potent ways of neutralising separatists.
 
Modi's regionalism
C. Raja Mohan
26 November 2014
To improve South Asian regional cooperation, Modi has three options. The first is to focus on a two-speed Saarc. The second is to build on transregional institutions like the BIMSTEC. However, it is the third way -- unilateral action -- that offers Modi the greatest opportunity. For example, Modi has already proposed to build a Saarc satellite for use by its neighbours.
 
India must adjust to the rise of China
Manoj Joshi
25 November 2014
India's best course is the one that Prime Minister Modi is setting. This seeks to position India as a "swing state". On one hand, India has joined the New Development Bank, the AIIB and resisted American-led efforts to condemn Russia over Ukraine. On the other, it is actively wooing the US and its allies, Japan and Australia, in the Asia Pacific region.
 
Modi's historic Obama coup reveals PM's 'out of the box' vision for India
Manoj Joshi
24 November 2014
The decision to invite US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at the 66th Republic Day is the clearest indicator of the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strategic outlook.
 
SAARC Summit: Long term opportunities and immediate threats
Mirza Sadaqat Huda
24 November 2014
Despite SAARC's failures of the past, the repeated declarations by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the need to reinvigorate ties with neighbouring states have created a renewed interest in the possibilities of multilateral cooperation under SAARC.
 
Modi in Nepal: Religion and diplomacy
C. Raja Mohan
24 November 2014
One hopes that by the time Modi gets to places like Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath, India would have taken concrete steps towards the promotion of trans-border connectivity and tourism between the two countries.
 
Why Modi's invite to Obama marks a watershed in India-US ties
C. Raja Mohan
24 November 2014
Strong Republican support for India in the US Congress, the new tensions in America's ties with China and Russia, and the unfolding geopolitical flux in Middle East and Asia, make it possible for Modi and Obama to boldly reimagine the bilateral partnership.
 
Managing Indo-Pacific crises
Koh Swee Lean Collin and Darshana M. Baruah
21 November 2014
Tensions in Asia are rising over unresolved territorial disputes and sovereignty issues. In contrast to the immediate post-Cold War period, recent tensions are characterised by the evident proclivity of some, if not all, parties towards the threat or use of limited force.
 
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