• Sri Lanka: Now, Wiggy in the Box0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  7 July 2018 Through a least-publicised interim order with constitutional consequences otherwise, the Court of Appeal has stayed Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran’s unilateral removal of Fisheries and Transport Minister P Deniswaran in August last year. According to available media reports, the Bench comprising Justices Kumudini Wickramasinghe and Janaka de Silva

  • Bangladesh’s Unemployment Nightmare for college graduates!0

    By Habib Siddiqui     7/7/2018 The other day I was talking with Raju, an unemployed Bangladeshi with a graduate degree in Pharmacy. After graduating from a private university, he briefly worked as a lecturer for a college. Although he was teaching three days a week, he was required to be present there every weekday. The

  • Could Ashraf Ghani Become The Gandhi Of Afghanistan? 0

    July 6, 2018 Zarif Aminyar Dr. Ghani a theorist, thinker, World Bank economist and professor of John Hopkins University was elected as the president of Afghanistan following a controversial, problematic and contentious presidential election in 2014. Dr. Ghani and his election rival Dr. Abdullah were agreed to form the National Unity Government (NUG) proposed by

  • Afghanistan: Tug Of War Between Western Educated Technocrats And Strongmen0

    By Ahmad Shah Katawazai*   July 7, 2018 At a critical moment when the Afghan government and U.S. troops are fighting against emerging ISIS-K and after a successful temporary ceasefire when a new momentum is taking place for peace talks with Taliban insurgents, warlords and strongmen pose a brazen challenge to the central government. The national

  • Pakistan’s financial crisis puts Belt and Road on the spot0

      By James M. Dorsey    7/7/2018 Increased Pakistani dependence on China to help it avert resorting to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid a financial and economic crisis spotlights fears that the terms of Chinese investment in massive Belt and Road-related projects would not pass international muster. Concerns that China’s US$ 50 billion

  • Threats to scribes are omnipresent now0

    by Nava Thakuria     6/7/2018 As we were preparing to complete the first half of 2018, shocking news broke from America, one of the professed liberal space for journalists in a democracy on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in the USA and killed five media employees including journalists. The

  • Combatting political violence: Pakistan’s determination is put to the test0

    By James M. Dorsey Pakistan’s determination to crack down on United Nations-designated global terrorists is being put to the test barely two weeks after the South Asian nation evaded blacklisting by an international anti-money laundering and terrorism finance watchdog. A statement by a group widely viewed as a front for UN-designated Jamat-ud-Dawa and its leader,


SAJ on Facebook

SAJ Socials


Top Authors