Neighbourhood Studies
Is Swapping Hambantota Port Debt to Equity a Panacea for Sri Lanka’s Debt Crisis?

The Sri Lakan cabinet has approved a proposal under which Sri Lanka will lease 80 percent of the Hambantota Port to Hong Kong-based China Merchants Port Holdings Company (CMPort) for 99 years for $1.12 billion.1 This Framework Agreement was signed on....

The State and the People: Approaches from Pakistan’s Text-Books

Writing of history has always fought the battle of opinions emerging from strands of value laden historians on the one hand and the unnegotiable rule of objectivity on the other. But in the long race for establishment of nation-state and the desir....

क्यों खास हैं पाकिस्तान के नए सेना प्रमुख?

पाकिस्तान के सेना प्रमुख पद पर लेफ्टिनेंट जनरल कमर जावेद बाजवा की नियुक्ति के साथ ही जनरल राह....

मिलिए नए प्रमुख से; पुराने प्रमुख जैसे तो नहीं?

पाकिस्तान के अगले सेना प्रमुख कमर जावेद बाजवा की नियुक्ति की घोषणा से पहले जो अटकलें लगाई जा ....

China’s Grand Strategy in Asia

The Chinese Quest

China has attracted tremendous attention in the last couple of decades. Its rapid rise on the world stage spurred by remarkable economic growth for over three decades has led to its resurgence as a ....

पाकिस्तान से संबंध – सिंधु जल संधि, सर्वाधिक तरजीही राष्ट्र का दर्जा और सीमा पार आतंकवाद

भारतीय सेना ने सितंबर के अंत में नियंत्रण रेखा (एलओसी) के दूसरी ओर जो लक्षित हमले (सर्जिकल स्ट्....

Tamil National Alliance’s Critique on Budget 2017- Time to Introspect for the Opposition Party

Sri Lanka Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake presented the first reading of the Budget 2017 on November 10. The second reading debate and committee stage debate are scheduled to be held within 26 days in the months of November and December. ....

What makes Pakistan’s New Army Chief Special?

The appointment of Lt. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Pakistan army has set to rest the speculation on who would succeed Gen Raheel Sharif, but will intensify the debate about the future trajectory of tenuous Civil-Military relationship.

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Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa : Man for The New Season

So finally Gen Raheel Sharif did decide to go home. An extension would have given him two or three years more in uniform. Outside the uniform he can aspire for much more, perhaps even a political career. Seldom has a Pakistan Army Chie....

China’s Stance towards Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Recent Developments

Background Given its geo-strategic location, China has been keenly interested in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for long. The Chinese plan, to use Pakistan card against India dates back to the 1950’s when Zhou En Lai suggested....

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