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Rama Rao Malladi is New Delhi based senior journalist and distinguished commentator on South Asian and Central Asian issues. He is a regular contributor to several publications in and outside India. His articles are featured in News Blaze.Rama is consulting editor to an English monthly. He is the coordinating editor at POREG. He has his own on-line journal,, which is an advt free portal. Rama also works with Syndicate Features, a Delhi based feature service, which his wife, Vaniram,is managing for the past ten years.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2015
Unfolding Islamic Events in Mauritius Islamists are making inroads into Mauritius, considered as the Gateway to Africa. This surge has something to do with the local government's policy of placating the minority community. Cashing in on the scene, Pakistan has named a retired Major General, who had closely worked with the Islamsits, as its envoy to Port Louis, in what observers see as a calibrated move to give a fillip to anti-India and fundamentalist activities
Pakistan zindabad, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 30, 2015
Tall Order For Pakistan Pakistan is going through tough times -politically; its economy is in bad shape with exports not looking up, loans ballooning, tax revenues falling short of targets. Poverty and unemployment are also on the increase. Time for the country to come to grips with its problem areas without much ado
Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The 'Other' Kashmir The book gives an account of two disputed Kashmir pockets under Pakistan rule, about which there is very little in public domain. Detailing steps taken to 'stifle nationalist sentiments', it highlights the struggles of pressure groups, and Pakistan's dilemma in coming to grips with the dynamics at work. The style is clinical as facts and analysis is presented on a wide variety of political and economic issues.
Warning, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 29, 2019
Pakistan Faces Global Backlash Against Money-Laundering and Terrorist Financing Pakistan economy is not in the pink of health, says the year-end IMF assessment. It must act transparently to achieve the FATF goals of regulating religious seminaries and checking terror funding. Otherwise, Pakistan runs the risk of a blacklisting and faces a freeze on capital inflows.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 23, 2015
Hard Ball Game: Pak cancels NSA level talks with India Pakistan has cancelled the NSA-level talks in New Delhi accusing India of refusing to talk Kashmir and other issues. The decision was preceded by provocations daring India to cancel the talks. India, on its part, accused Islamabad of violating the ground rules agreed to in Ufa that the NSAs would discuss only terrorism. Pakistanis may have underestimated the Indians' willingness "to play hardball and stare down Pakistan".
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 16, 2011
Political Games and economic trade offs in Myanmar The regime will do its best to either co-opt Aung San Suu Kyi or defeat her strategy by turning towards and relying on energy and resource hungry neighbours for trade and investment, says the author
Cover Page of the Book Militant Groups in South Asia, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 6, 2014
Militant Groups Tapping Social Media Kashmir is no longer the operational ground or sole target of terrorist groups focused on India. Today their list encompasses political leaders to mass transit systems and nuclear stations, to instigate communal violence and to inflict heavy damage to its economy. Militants are also making use of social media to spread their messages but India has no early warning system as yet making the situation alarming.
Pakistan's  Babur Cruise Missiles on a Truck at IDEAS 2008., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 22, 2020
Imran Khan's Nuclear Rhetoric Going behind the headline, the article examines why Pakistan is harping on the threat of nuclear war with India and why Pakistan's nuclear programme with its no first use doctrine and full spectrum deterrence is truly terrifying.
Ghauri missile of Pakistan, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 18, 2016
How to counter China -- Pakistan -- North Korea nuclear triad There is need to think of ways of breaking the China-Pak -- North Korea nuclear nexus by offering Beijing something in return for a visible move away from Islamabad. India should try this though it is not an easy task, and is indeed an uphill task. In the alternative India should seek out a triangular relationship with Japan and South Korea to counter the C-P-N nuclear triad.
Chinese President, Xi Jinping with Gen. Fang Fenghui, Chief of the Gen. Staff in Beijing, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 25, 2016
China reorganises PLA with an eye on Tibet,South China Sea The re-organisation of Chinese Army, PLA, undertaken by President gives the Dragon teeth to become to maritime-aerospace - battle space savvy and better conduct "modern, information-intensive campaigns. These are domains that the Chinese find their most pressing operational contingencies.
Xi Jinping 2019 %2849060546152%29 2., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 4, 2021
Dragon's La'ffaire Image Nirvana President Xi Jingping is seeking course correction for his image since neither wallet diplomacy nor wolf warrior diplomacy paid dividends. The allegations that Covid-19 emerged out of a Chinese lab have dented his image. Mere sales pitch for a positive image will end as a media disaster unless Beijing begins to cultivate its neighbors and learns to respect the global order, says the author
Maulana Masood Azhar, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Why is UN pussyfooting over a terrorist? Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) is not an unknown terrorist group. Nor is its supremo Maulana Masood Azhar who had his baptism in Taliban and worked with terror groups like al Qaeda, Harkat-ul Ansar (HuA), and Harkat-ul Mujahideen (HuM). Yet the UN is sanctioning Azhar. The question is why.
Konferenz Pakistan und der Westen - Imran Khan.    
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 14, 2021
Now Pakistan Worries About US Pull Out From Afghanistan This article takes a close look at Pakistan's latest call to US to slow down its troop pullback from Afghanistan and its public pledge against manipulating the Kabul scene. Pakistan's close nexus with the Taliban is very much in public domain. Clearly, Pakistan is seeking to exploit the US concerns for a better deal to itself.
Kartarpur Guru Nanak, From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thaw in India- Pakistan relations? Indian Sikh pilgrims will find it easy to visit the shrine built at Kartarpur, Pakistan, where the founder of their religion, Guru Nanak died. This place is just three kilometres from the Indian border. The corridor will be offer visa free travel. It has sparked off security concerns for the Indian state
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 24, 2011
Bangladesh reads riot act to Pakistan, Demands apology for 1971 genocide* Bangladesh's renewed demand for Pakistan's formal apology for its Genocide during the 1971 war of liberation coincides with the commencement of trials in the three-judge International Crimes Tribunal headed by Justice Nizamul Huq. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government came to power promising to bring to book all the guilty men of "crimes against humanity'.
Modern Kabul - panoramio., From WikimediaPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Misplaced Optimism in Biden's 9/11 Plan for Afghanistan President Joe Biden appears to be in a hurry to recall American troops from Afghanistan. The Taliban is still in no mood to share power in Kabul. Nor it is ready to give up its role as Pakistan proxy. All this makes Biden's withdrawal plan a risky venture.
Protest at Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 10, 2016
About 4000 people gathered in Minneapolis to  denounce the policies of Donald Trump., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Hidden Trump Card -- India Tilt? Why should any country oppose President Trump's tagline-- America First. The US may be the original champion of globalisation but the incumbent of the White House must worry about his domestic turf. And in the end what it is all about? Jobs stupid.
Isis (6463193343), From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Don't blame US for growth of Islamic terrorism - Part I Islamic terrorism has much less to do with the West, particularly the US, and it has much to do with the Muslim world itself.
Iran-Pakistan border (Cro), From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 13, 2016
India-Pak Spy thriller: Quo Vadis Commander Yadav These are interesting times in India - Pak relations. Terrorist strikes on Indian side from Pakistan soil have increased. India has carried out a surgical strike on terrorist launch pad across the Line of Control. Pakistan arrested early 2016 an Indian naval officer turned businessman accusing him of spying for India but nothing much is heard from Pakistan either the case or Yadav since then. Question is why.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Islamists in Pakistan play by Taliban copybook of barbarism Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan, (TLP), is a far-right Islamic political party that has been in the headlines of Pakistan. While condemning its barbarism, Prime Minister Imran Khan is keen on an alliance with TLP for the local bodies elections. And the USP of TLP as also other Islamist outfits is their proximity to the Army, which is the real master of the land of the pure, as Pakistanis describe their country.
Pakistani Children pose with American and Pakistani flags, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 23, 2016
Pakistan daily lambasts Sharif govt's handling of NSG Issue Pakistan's quest for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) with China's backing has been haphazard, marked by 'me-too' approach. This NSG race makes a mockery of its own oft-repeated warning of an arms race with India. It also highlights the dysfunction of the Foreign Office with the military calling the shots on India, the US and nuclear policies of the country.
File:Nuclear Suppliers Group Logo.png - Wikipedia, the free ..., From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Signals from NSG slug-fest By blocking India's entry into Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) China has made yet another strategic mistake. Its aggressive diplomatic push in the South China Sea has already boomeranged, and initiated a process that may see China geographically contained.
Chinese dragon, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 25, 2016
Dragon On Fire Disappointment awaits India and any of China's neighbours, if they believe that a cautious approach suits their interests, and sound almost apologetic in criticising the Dragon. These nations will do well to realise that whenever it decides to berate them, China does so with vehemence, often lacing oblique warnings with lessons about the inequality between China and its Asian neighbours.
Isis (6463193349), From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Don't blame US for growth of Islamic terrorism -- PART -II In this second and concluding part, the author looks at the Af-Pak theatre to buttress his case that Islamic terrorism has much less to do with the West and more with Muslim countries
Trucks crossing into Kyber Pakhtunkhwa at Torkham, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2016
Pakistan -Smugglers paradise, taxman's nightmare One of Pakistan's key economic problems is its low tax base. Suspicion of the government fuels low tax return filing rates. This makes it almost impossible for the government of Pakistan to fight poverty in a way that keeps people from flocking to the Taliban
Insurgents attack the International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan headquarters and the US Embassy in Kabul [Image 11 of 17], From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 19, 2015
No short-term stakes in Af-Pak region After announcing a partial roll back of his plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, US President Obama is meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif this week to enlist Islamabad's help for peace in Kabul. There can be no positives from the summit unless Washington gives its tendency to play for short-term stakes in Af-Pak region.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 14, 2011
Taliban's message from Charsadda blasts Charsadda blasts signal that the Taliban will be the 'new' al-Qaeda for the Af-Pak region, while the "real' al-Qaeda will shift focus to West Asia particularly Yemen and possibly Iraq. It raises the question: When will Washington learn to look beyond the immediate? Accepting half-hearted support and duplicity neither serves American interests nor does crying "foul' enhance its global stature
File:Dalai Lama at Xiaolin Village 31aug09.jpg - Wikimedia Commons, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2016
L'affaire Isa visa and India'- Part II In this second and concluding part, the author makes out a case that India's L'affaire Issa visa is a strong message to China: India does not have unlimited patience.
Dolkun Isa Image from Twitter User NewsWorldIN, From TwitterPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 29, 2016
L'affaire Isa visa and India -Part 1 India's Modi government received applause when it granted e-visa to Dolkun Isa, a well-known Chinese dissident championing the cause of Uyghur Muslims from his perch in Germany. It received flak in equal measure when the visa was cancelled days before he arrived in India. This article unravels the Isa visa mystery.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2011
Sri Lanka: No Middle Path in Human Rights Sri Lanka's official war report, 'Humanitarian Operation--A Factual Analysis' highlights LTTE crimes. Now that the Tamil Tigers are history, it serves no purpose. It is a crude attempt to white wash the "war crimes' particularly since there are still no answers to what had happened to the missing 11000 people. There is no half-way or middle path in Human Rights

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