• Iran will continue its quest for strategic space in South Asia0

    By Amitava Mukherjee Although Hassan Rouhani, the reformist incumbent Iranian President, has been reelected with a thumping majority in the May 19 presidential poll leaving behind Ebrahim Raesi, his nearest conservative rival, by more than 19 percent margin, it is almost certain that Iran will follow its ongoing aggressive policy in the Middle East as

    READ MORE
  • Pakistan’s War on Terror: Treat the cause not the symptoms0

      A few years in to the Pakistani National Action Plan’s (NAP) bid to comprehensively cleanse the country of terrorism, with the finish line still far ahead, there is a dire need of a clear and consistent policy to solidify the envisioned goals of this exercise. The counter terrorism military operations from “Zarb e Azab”

    READ MORE
  • The Saga of Kashmiri Pundits: Need of Rehabilitation0

    INAMUL HAQ The valley of Kashmir known as Heaven on Earth. The Delhi poet Amir Khausro stated that Agar fir doors baraoai zameen asto, humi asto humi asto humi ass (if there is paradise on earth it is here it is here it is here). These lines sung by Jahangir on his visit to Kashmir

    READ MORE
  • India and West Asia: Cultural Roots and Contemporary Relevance0

    In fact, the cultural roots between India and West Asia point towards some of the stark similarities between them because no other country in the Asian continent have had as long and sustained historical engagement with the West Asia as that of India and that underlines the significance of present day relevance of their mutual

    READ MORE
  • Of Cultural Nationalism, Media and Cinema: Contesting Baahubali0

    “The shifts in the Indian film Industry from soft love and social stories to Nationalist Movies have significantly harmed the ethos of cultural and religious harmony in society.” Nation and Nationalism are and has always remained a foremost discourse in Hindi films. In fact, from 1950 onwards Hindi cinema has played a significant role in

    READ MORE
  • President Putin calls for Eurasia integration!0

    Dr. Abdul Ruff The loss of a mighty Soviet empire stills haunts Russians, their leaders. Russian President Putin has not made any secret of his anguish and anger over the sudden disintegration of Soviet Union that made Russia a less important super power. Initially, Putin worked hard to rebuild the Soviet state but could not

    READ MORE
  • Two conferences spotlight Muslim world’s struggle to counter militancy0

    By James M. Dorsey Two conferences this week spotlight the Muslim world’s struggle to come to grips with extremism and militancy. The conferences, the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh and a gathering in East Java of youth leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the world’s largest Muslim movement, laid bare the difficulty of reforming cultures in the

    READ MORE
  • Injustice of Kashmir: Exposing Fallacy of India’s Democracy0

    Tooba Gardezi We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,  that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights,  governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of

    READ MORE
  • Modi Visit, A Measured New Step0

    N Sathiya Moorthy Independent of expectations and anxieties to the contrary, the recent Sri Lanka visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a measured, new step in bilateral relations over the past several decades. By responding in the right and adequate manner, without overdoing either the welcome or the anticipated protests to Modi visit,

    READ MORE
  • NEED TO IMPROVE JOB SKILLS TO REDUCE JOBLESSNESS IN INDIA0

    India adds over 10 million new employees to the workforce every year. This is equivalent to roughly the entire population of the Czech Republic or Portugal. The government of India promised 20 million jobs annually three years back, while the reality is that 1 to 2 percent of the government’s target has been achieved. The

    READ MORE
  • One Belt, One Road: A plan for Chinese dominance and authoritarianism0

      By James M. Dorsey A leaked long-term plan for China’s massive $56 billion investment in Pakistan projects the goals of the Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative as a ploy for economic domination, the creation of surveillance states, and allowing China to shape media landscapes. It also suggests that China’s concept of economic-win-win diplomacy

    READ MORE
  • Maldives: After poll-loss, Yameen taunts ‘divided opposition’ leaders to return home0

    For the opposition to remain hopeful of getting Yameen impeached and disqualified from elections 2018 is a tall order. N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 18 May 2017 After losing the much delayed, nationwide local council elections to the opposition MDP-led combine, President Abdulla Yameen last out them for their ‘divided past’ and taunted them to return home to

    READ MORE
  • Deep sea fishing seems working to ease off issues with Sri Lanka0

    N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 17 May 2017 Barring stray and uninformed political demands to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the fishers’ row with his hosts during his Sri Lanka visit last week, southern Tamil Nadu coast was mostly silent on what was a sensitive, livelihood issue. This was because of the clear signs of a fast-tracked

    READ MORE
  • Bangladesh: Chikungunya epidemic, a flu-like malaise but deadlier0

    Stung By Chikungunya Disease: Know the Signs A serious case of the tropical disease “chikungunya” has now been found in Bangladesh. Chikungunya is a debilitating, mosquito-borne virus typically found in hot, tropical areas. It is not deadly but can leave victims unable to function in a normal way for days or even weeks on end.

    READ MORE

SAJ on Facebook

SAJ Socials

   

Top Authors