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The Indian Economy: Casting Away Structural Chains

... successful economic development and the achievement of middle-income status in the twenty-first century is arguably considerably more difficult than it has been in the previous two centuries. Hence, the burden on the political leadership...

Is India Likely to be the Next Major Target of ISIS? - An Analysis of Post-Manhattan Terror Attack

From the reports of the intelligence and security establishment, it is clear that activities of IS sympathisers in India are under control. Indeed, there have been no recent reports of radicalised youth trying to migrate to centers of IS...

Cyber Security in India – Present Status

Introduction: The Information Technology (IT) Act in India was promulgated as early as 2000. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) was established in 2004 and continues to act. India has undertaken several steps...

Non Inclusive Development and Insurgency: A Reality Check of Tamenglong District of Manipur and Strategy for Development

Background

Non-inclusiveness in the process of development leads to unemployment, discontentment and frustration. These have been established as one of the root causes of insurgency in the Northeastern part of India in...

The Complexities of Tribal Land Rights and Conflict in Manipur: Issues and Recommendations

Abstract

Land is at the center of most conflicts in Northeast India because of its importance in the life of the people of the region, particularly its tribal communities. Manipur, the Land of Jewels, has been besieged...

North Korea: Unravelling the Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has been the focus of increasing international interest of late. Much of it has been owing to its burgeoning nuclear weapons programme, which has been described by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as having entered a ‘new...

Treating the ‘Disease of Disconnection’

Author’s Note

The previous paper by this author, while addressing the broader concerns and implications of Daesh for the Indian context, built on theoretical insights from multidisciplinary domains in pursuit of a possible...

Tripura Model of Holistic Approach to Combat Insurgency: Genesis, Lessons, Future Challenges and Recommendations

Abstract

Ethnic strife between the people of Tripura and Bengal that was simmering since the princely days increased subsequently, leading to tension and sporadic incidents of violence since its integration into the...

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