The U.S. Navy’s top officer on December 19 said that vessels from eastern Pacific could be brought forward to reinforce U.S. naval power in Asia as Washington contends with increased threats in the region and accidents that have weakened its maritime force.
The Bangladesh Government has said a hydropower agreement with neighbouring countries -- Bhutan and India -- was imminent.
Greeks walked off the job in a nationwide strike on December 14, to protest austerity measures and reforms the leftist-led government has agreed with the country’s creditors in exchange for bailout loans.
With Hambantota under scrutiny, will China tweak its investment model to respond to the fast-changing contours of Sri Lanka’s politics.
Hardnews looks back at its year-long in depth reporting on China. In April, we looked at the growing tension between between India and China after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. We provided a detailed account on the visit, its implications and China’s desperate need to co-opt Tibetan Buddhism. In July and August, in the backdrop of the Doklam stand-off, our reporters travelled to Nepal and Sri Lanka to ascertain the impact of the fallout on the neighbourhood.
As India turns 70, the biggest threat to its idea as a plural, inclusive democracy not only comes from the forces within but also from the external world. Post the 2008 economic slowdown, democracy is not the most cherished value or system behind forming governments. Now there is deep admiration for systems that are authoritarian, paternalistic and tough, that are now synonymous with ‘getting results’.
Google’s decision to open a research facility in Beijing even though its search services remain blocked in the country speaks volumes about how the tech giant is probably recognising that it will have to look at China as a contender
Oli won from the Jhapa-5 constituency raking in 57,139 votes — the highest number of votes secured by any candidate in the elections so far.
The recent upsurge of terror by ISIL can’t be viewed as detached from the on-going Syrian crisis, which has been providing it ample momentum, ammunition and a base
Lack of concrete facts, externally-driven speculation, menacing underlying agendas, and a multitude of stakeholders with competing interests sum up the pr