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Why white elephant democracy will fuel civil war in Myanmar, instability in India’s Northeast

The insurgency in Myanmar could leave the military in no position to keep delivering on its commitments to India. Chinese influence will only make things worse.

Pakistani militants bringing communal war back to J&K. Hindu killings in Rajouri are proof

The New Year morning slaughter of six Rajouri residents by jihadists has raised fears that the murderous communal war in the Jammu region will reignite.

Killing of Pulwama fugitive Ashiq Nengroo no closure. Jaish-e-Mohammad story far from over

Even though the Jaish threat appears to have been stamped out inside Kashmir, the organisation retains its capabilities.

For Afghan women, world is uniting again—this time to leave them to their fate

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan banned women from universities—the latest in a series of measures which mark the descent of an iron veil over Afghanistan.

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari wants to be the reliable anti-India patriot Pakistan Army needs

Like his grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Bilawal is betting on nationalism and the Generals to go up the political ladder. But the strategy will only tighten the army's grip.

Pakistan can’t fight its real enemy Taliban so it’s turning to politically useful enemy India

The dossier targeting india and PM Modi might win Pakistan's establishment applause from nationalists, but it won't extricate the country from the minefields it has laid for itself.

Tawang skirmish shows LAC’s volatile. Army risking getting mired in Siachen-style resource trap

To avoid unsustainable confrontation along the LAC, India will have to avoid the missteps made in 1962—carefully judging just what lines to hold and how to defend them.

Reichsbürger movement won’t overthrow German State but it’s a sign democracies can’t ignore

Arguing modern Germany is in fact a corporate conspiracy, Reichsbürger members have refused to pay taxes, and even set up faux-nations of their own.

India is dangerously unprepared for Chinese cyber-war. AIIMS ransomware attack shows why

Officials have long been aware of India's vulnerabilities to hostile, offensive operations. But the AIIMS attack demonstrates a lethal implementation gap.

A war is brewing in US. Divided Republican camp pushing rivals toward far-Right terrorism

The bizarre meeting of a white supremacist, a Hitler-admiring black singer, and a former US president at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort shows all is not well with American democracy.

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Representative image: Authors argue education can improve the integration of intellectually disabled in India | Commons

Young Indians have an intellectual disability crisis. Stigma, lack of reporting...

A team of Indian researchers show how in India, intellectual disability is treated more as a medical than a social issue.
File photo of an employee inspecting an egg in an incubator at an hatchery in Mangaon, south of Mumbai on 2 February, 2015 | Reuters

Malaysia’s egg shortage sets Indian hatcheries on path for record exports

The outbreak of bird flu has curtailed supplies of eggs & chicken in many countries, pressuring already high food prices & triggering trade restrictions from countries that import poultry.

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Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Why Iran’s drone programme is a ‘triumph’ – Harsh sanctions, western...

Tehran's drone programme can be traced back to 1980s. Iranian drones are cheap, have more range & flight endurance, besides stealth capabilities & counter GPS jamming systems.

Shehbaz Sharif is talking peace. India must keep mum, leave Pak...

Anything that gives breathing space and strategic relevance back to Pakistan is negative for India. It’s worse for Pakistan.