CENTRE for POLICY ANALYSIS

CENTRE for POLICY ANALYSIS

“Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex” - Karl Marx
ARTICLE
Tariq A Karim
Since Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's game-changing visit to India in January 2010, bilateral relations between the two countries have been reconfigured phenomenally, in qualitative and substantive terms. The two countries amicably resolved, completely, their long-festering land boundary dispute and equally long-troubling maritime border dispute (although, surprisingly, after ratification, India appears to have revived issues that had been considered settled by both sides earlier, post
OPINION
Jawed Naqvi
HOW can we tell that Birnam Wood is moving on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to lift a metaphor from William Shakespeare? The signs are there.  

Start with his foreign forays. Modi's closest Israeli buddy, once an invincible prime minister in whom he saw a mirror image of himself, has been slapped with corruption charges. Netanyahu's future is in a shambles.  

Modi's Saudi hero is selling his family jewels, starting with the massive American oil company, after a humi
OPINION
Themrise Khan
THE simplest definition of statelessness, academic or layperson, is not being a legal citizen of any country. The world's most talked about stateless population were the semi-nomadic Roma community of Eastern Europe.  

Over time, the focus has shifted to the Rohingya of Myanmar. Much has been written and said about these desperate millions who have been denied legal claim to citizenship in the land on which they were born and raised. Despite this, the world is making absolutely no
ARTICLE
William D. Hartung & TomDispatch
It's no secret that Donald Trump is one of the most aggressive arms salesmen in history. How do we know? Because he tells us so at every conceivable opportunity. It started with his much exaggerated "$110 billion arms deal" with Saudi Arabia, announced on his first foreign trip as president. It continued with his White House photo op with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in which he brandished a map with a state-by-state rundown of American jobs supposedly tied to arms sales to th

JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT

Our Constitution has taken up the charge of transforming a hierarchical society into a modern equalitarian democracy. In a Parliamentary democracy based on a written Constitution, it is the role of the Judiciary (predominantly the Supreme Court) to interpret it. The court itself has supposed the role of the guardian and interpreter of the Constitution of India. For the purpose of interpretation, the independence of the Judiciary from any external source, including the political executive needs t...


Issue in foreign Policy

CURRENT STRATEGIC RELATIONS OF CHINA AND PAKISTAN

Parthu Venkatesh P

Since 1951, Pakistan is the only country in South Asia after India to have diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China (PRC). The two states have time-tested relations and are known as the all-weather friends. China had provided tactical support to Pakistan during the 1965 war with India in which it was defeated. China had also helped Pakistan in the Wake of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in. However, in February 2006, while addressing the Pakistan-China Business Forum, former President...


Issue in foreign Policy

Are America's International Commitments trustworthy?

Nayan Anand

Since the inception of his term as the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been a favourite of the media. Be his kooky Tweets that take the internet by storm or his determined approach towards putting America first, Trump sure knows how to catch the eyeballs of both world leaders and the public alike. In the past few months, Trump went a step ahead to shake the world by his strong messages of 'America First' policy. In the same regard, the global power landscape saw ...


Gender

Right to Freedom of Choice, Right to Abortion: Ireland's new Abortion Referendum

Nayan Anand

Introduction  

The recent time can be attributed to both progress and protests alike. Caught up in the progressive third wave of feminism, there are women all over the world now coming out on the streets to fight and demand basic rights that have been denied to them. Be it the abrogation of the infamous Triple Talaq rule or the dynamic demand for changes in the abortion laws of Ireland, positive changes in the gender scenario are now foreseeable. Speaking about one such vic...