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Shastri Ramachandaran

Shastri Ramachandaran

The author, Editorial Consultant for WION, is a political and foreign affairs commentator.

WION Edit: Eliminate nuclear weapons

When it comes to nuclear weapons, the US is the world’s first and leading offender.

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WION Edit: China not backing Pakistan on Kashmir

China has an interest in Kashmir because of Aksai Chin and issues over the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Its reaction is of greater consequence than that of the other P-5 members, including the US…

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WION Edit: Pakistan decides to raise the ante 

The NSC decided, among other things, to downgrade diplomatic relations, suspend bilateral trade, review bilateral arrangements, take the “Kashmir issue” to the UN Security Council and observe…

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WION Edit: Life after Article 370 - challenges ahead

Ending the lock-down of Jammu and Kashmir and restoring conditions for normal life is as much a political as a security issue

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WION Edit: Let officials do their job without fear or favour

To pick on particular officials and question them for the harassment alleged by Siddhartha would be unfair. 

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WION Edit: Little to cheer in Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s first year

Politically, Imran Khan has failed. On the economic front, he has been a disaster.

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WION Edit: US, Pak want to bury hatchet in Afghan people’s back

After meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the White House for 30 minutes, Trump changed his policy, position and pronouncements on Pakistan.

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WION Edit: Taliban, US violence for upper hand in Afghan deal

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad followed up the proposals discussed in Doha with the core group at its meeting in China.

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WION Edit: Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict - Imran Khan should grasp the nettle

The worries arising from the victory for India are both a challenge and opportunity for Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

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WION Edit: Mating rites across Taiwan Strait get weaponised

Not all the weapons it buys from the US can help Taiwan stand up to China’s military might.

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WION Edit: SAARC vs BIMSTEC vs BCIM

 The BCIM-EC will be a big-ticket project of China's next only to CPEC.
 

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WION Edit: Home affair - making it available and affordable

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a model tenancy law to lay the ground for reforms to promote rental housing.

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WION Edit: World unmoved by migrants' plight

There is not the least interest in mitigating the plight of the migrants or eliminating the causes and conditions leading to mass migration across continents

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WION Edit: India watches as US-Iran conflict unravels

China, locked in a trade war with the US, has no appetite to test Trump on another front when its own interests are at stake

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Chinese 'checkers' frustrate India

Sino-Indian relations were tense in 2017 and hit a low point with the Doklam stand-off. It was an uphill task to retrieve the situation and revive steps for strengthening ties, which India managed…

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