• Sri lanka: ‘Black July’: Forgotten, forgettable?4

      N Sathiya Moorthy,  28July 2018 Thirty-five years after the event, the nation is still going through the ‘ritual’ of remembering, if not observing the ‘Black July’ anti-Tamil pogrom of 1983. Rather, the Tamils ‘observe’ it and the rest of the nation is ‘observing’ what the Tamils are doing, or not doing, if only to

  • Lack of global leadership spurs instability in the Middle East0

    By James M. Dorsey     28 July 2018 With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash acknowledged what many in the Middle East have long said privately: the UAE’s recently-found assertiveness and determination to punch above its weight stems from its

  • Bangladesh: Government doublespeak fuelling quota-reform protests0

    By Arshad Mahmud     27 July 2018 Dhaka: The quota-induced agitation refuses to die down. Despite police action and Chhatra League (student wing of the ruling Awami League) goons cracking down on the anti-quota protagonists, the turmoil is spreading, causing a lingering headache for the government of Sheikh Hasina. The government, appearing somewhat befuddled and

  • Roadblocks to Regional Integration in South Asia0

    tribune.com.pk Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 27 July 2018 While there are numerous non-traditional security threats that plague the South Asian countries like poverty, hunger, unemployment, illiteracy and illegal trafficking in people and drugs and the growing menace of militancy, the nations of the region are still trapped in their traditional concerns for political and territorial

  • Pakistan’s Journey to the Infinity and beyond0

    By: Ahyousha Khan     27 July 2018 Earlier this July, Pakistan launched two satellites from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Centre. Pakistani official from MOFA confirmed the launching of satellites named – PRSS-1 and Pak-TES-1A. PRSS-1 is 1200 kg satellite which can operate at an altitude of 640 kilometers. On the other hand, Pak-TES-1A is 285 kg


    by N.S. Venkataraman        27 July 2018 Not many were surprised when Imran Khan’s party emerged as the single largest party in the general election in Pakistan. While his adversaries and critics say that his victory was due to the support that he enjoyed from Pakistan army, the discerning observers would view such

  • Globalisation and Surveillance: Who is watching you?0

    Speculations have revolved around the concept of globalisation as to whether it’s a phenomenon or an event in the world history. Instead, it’s a spatial phenomenon which is progressively expanding and engulfing almost all the corners of the world. There is hardly any country which is bereft of any implications of globalisation. Globalisation includes constant


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