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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Nirupama Subramanian

India can nudge US to revive our n-deal: Iran Foreign Minister
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Javad Zarif reiterated that Iran was not interested in negotiating a new deal with the US, but wanted the Americans to honour the one inked after negotiations between 2013 and 2016.

Exclusion and ethnic strife: Story of Sri Lanka’s citizenship law
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The treatment of Indian Tamils had cast a shadow on India-Sri Lanka relations even before independence; post-independence, the citizenship laws became a major irritant.

General Qassem Soleimani killing: Unease in India over fallout, relations with US and Iran
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Tehran's top general Qassem Soleimani and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

Explained: What next in Afghanistan
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Preliminary poll results have returned President Ghani to power but have been challenged by his rival. What questions does it raise over the next government’s stability, with or without US-Taliban talks?

Sharad Pawar interview: ‘Public does expect alternative to Modi. Has anyone provided that? It’s Oppn’s fault…’
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

The Indian Express interviews the NCP chief on the art of making friends, his role, the Maharashtra alliance and what it means for the country.

How to regain friends in Sri Lanka
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

India has lost the moral high ground. But there are concrete steps it can take towards repairing the relationship with its southern neighbour.

Hussain, Mohajirs, and an India-Pakistan story
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

MQM could once bring Pakistan’s financial and business hub to a halt with just one dog whistle from London, it is now only fighting to stay relevant.

Detained in Valley: Told couple of days, kept for 3 months, says RTI activist
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Speaking to The Indian Express earlier this week, Bhat provided the first detailed account of the convention centre-turned sub-jail, where politicians, arrested following the government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370, were lodged.

Altaf Hussain: Once ‘king’ of Karachi, he now wants asylum in India
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Altaf Hussain’s appeal Sunday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give him and his colleagues asylum, makes him perhaps the first British citizen to seek refuge in India.

India-China business forum called off, no visas for Chinese team
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

The forum, which takes place every year in an Indian city, was scheduled to be held at a five-star hotel in the Capital on November 13 and 14.

Explained: What does the Azadi March in Pakistan signal?
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

When in opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan had led a long march to try and topple the then government. Now he faces a similar protest. What is different then and now for Imran and Pak Army?

At centre of EU MPs’ visit, think tank that backed all govts
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The organisation brings attention to a subset of NGOs called GONGOs, or Government Organised Non Government Organisations.

Explained: Going back 1300 years, the story of Mahabalipuram’s China connection
Fri, Oct 11, 2019

The name Mamallapuram derives from Mamallan, or “great warrior”, a title by which the Pallava King Narasimhavarman I (630-668 AD) was known.

A stranger in my own land
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Growing up Rohingya, an account of the horror that a narrow vision of nationhood and nationality can wreak on the people

Explained: India, Pakistan and £35 million
Fri, Oct 04, 2019

Hyderabad Funds Case, finally ruled on by UK court, was not as much about the money as it was about the state of the relationship between India and Pakistan over the 70 years that the case played out.

Explained: Why fears and uncertainty shroud tomorrow’s Afghan election
Fri, Sep 27, 2019

This will be Afghanistan’s fourth presidential election since 2004, when the current Constitution came into force. President Ashraf Ghani, who was excluded from the US-Taliban talks on the latter’s say-so, has pushed forcefully for these election to be held.

India’s actions over the status of J&K provide an opportunity to revisit four-point plan for Kashmir
Thu, Sep 19, 2019

At this point — not unlike a 1971 moment for Pakistan — if India wishes to salvage something of its own credibility as the world’s largest democracy, it should first first roll back all the restrictions imposed in J&K, free all political prisoners, restore communications and other rights of people.

Top Afghan leader: ‘Without Pakistan support, Taliban would fade away in six months…’
Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Amrullah Saleh, a former chief of the Afghan intelligence service National Directorate of Security, tells The Indian Express "the key is for the Taliban to realise they can't subdue a nation by guns and bombs provided by the Pakistani ISI and the army".

Explained: Afghan deal is off. Now what?
Wed, Sep 11, 2019

US President Donald Trump has said he has ‘called off peace negotiations’ with Taliban. But a resumption of talks cannot be ruled out; nor can a full US withdrawal without a deal. And could India have unexpectedly got a foot in the door?

Explained: Afghan deal all but done. Now?
Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Drafted last week, the agreement sets out a timeline for withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. It is not a peace deal, the onus for which lies with the Afghan government. What are the challenges it faces?