• Book review: Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia0

    Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia, by Ayesha Jalal, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA 2008, Paperback, 400 pgs, $21.15 Amazon, ISBN-13: 978-0674047365-   by Arnold Zeitlin     18 January 2021 The concept of jihad has roiled the Islamic world and the rest of the world since the beginning of the Islamic era. The Arabic

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  • India’s options in responding to the China problem in Nepal0

    by Rushali Saha     18 January 2021 Prime Minister K.P Oli’s “sudden” dissolution of Nepal’s parliament’s lower house, albeit unprecedented, should not come as a surprise to those following Nepal’s domestic politics— which has been marred by a power tussle for a long time now. In its 2018 electoral victory, K.P. Oli’s government—formed out of

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  • American Telugu Association rejuvenates its Emergency Services – ATA SEVA0

      Bhuvanesh Boojala took charge as the new President of the American Telugu Association, ATA, a premier umbrella Organization serving the Telugu people’s needs across North America. Mr.Boojala, who hails from the Washington DC area, has been an ardent follower of ATA since 2004 and, as a Coordinator, was instrumental in the success of the

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  • Middle East futures: Decade(s) of defiance and dissent0

        By James M. Dorsey    18 January 2021 An earlier version of this article appeared in Orient. If the 2010s were a decade of defiance and dissent, the 2020s promise to make mass anti-government protests a fixture of the greater Middle East’s political landscape. Protests in the coming decade are likely to be fuelled

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  • Sri Lanka: It’s not diplomacy, Mr Watson0

    Dr. Nalin de Silva met with the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar during the visit to Nay Pyi Taw by N Sathiya Moorthy  18 January 2021 The way he is continuing with his India-bashing exercise even as he remains the nation’s envoy to Myanmar, the Foreign Ministry should advice Prof

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  • Understanding Hindutva Neoliberalism in India0

    by Bhabani Shankar Nayak      18 January 2021 Hindutva neoliberalism in India is a specific variant of capitalism that enforces economic and political oligarchy in the name of ethnic and majoritarian nationalism. It liberalizes the market for a few to establish a dominant corporate monopoly. It does not allow complete free-market competition as a

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  • IMPORTANCE OF MARITIME SECURITY FOR PAKISTAN IN THE WAKE OF US-INDIA ENGAGEMENT IN INDIAN OCEAN0

    by Shakir Ali     15 January 2021 Abstract: In ancient times, the maritime domain was considered a sense of security by littorals, besides comprising excess of mineral resources. It also provided them an opportunity to focus on tangible and non-tangible threats emanating from the land. With the availability of technology and advancement in seafaring, the

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