• Bangladesh And Revenge Politics: To What End?1

    “Revenge, the sweetest morsel to mouth that ever was cooked in hell.” ~Sir Walter Scott from The Heart Of Mid-Lothian Revenge politics has long been the bedrock of Sheikh Hasina’s personal and political motto and raison d’etre. The people of Bangladesh are well aware of this unwelcome fact, which has, very regrettably, become mundane in

    READ MORE
  • US-India relations0

    by Tridivesh Singh Maini and Mahitha Lingala 18 June 2019 Introduction While in certain areas, especially pertaining to terrorism and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, India-US ties may be witnessing an upswing, there are serious differences on critical economic and strategic issues, such as India’s economic relations with Iran, disputes over trade issues between Washington and

    READ MORE
  • Toward Post Terror Stability In Sri Lanka0

    by IPCS June 18, 2019 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera A few weeks ago, a security expert who has studied the so-called Islamic State (IS) rightly said to this author, that “Your country was ‘staged’.” While the IS attempted to take credit for the attacks, they do not appear to have been directed by the group. Those

    READ MORE
  • Sri Lanka; West giving up on Ranil, too?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 17 June 2019 Whoever said that the nation is yet to become normal post-Easter blasts need to have their eyes and ears tested – some, even their minds and brains. In which other nation would you have the President and Prime Minister fly out overseas almost at the same time, only weeks after a

    READ MORE
  • How Free Press Has Strengthened Democracy In Afghanistan0

    June 17, 2019 By Observer Research Foundation By M. Ashraf Haidari Since its emergence as a modern nation-state, Afghanistan has experimented with different forms of government. From absolute and constitutional monarchies to the first republic and communist/marxist regimes, never has Afghanistan experienced as much democratic rule as over the past 18 years since the fall

    READ MORE
  • India’s journey from Look East to Act East in Southeast Asia0

    India’s Look East Policy (LEP) was framed mainly in response to a unipolar world, marked by the end of the Cold War and the demise of USSR. The aim of all governments from the days of Jawaharlal Nehru has been to make India a significant world power and the Look East Policy, officially announced in

    READ MORE
  • Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand1

    India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch. By Michael Kugelman | June 13, 2019 Mod’is ascension to the prime ministership the first time, back in 2014, also provoked anxiety around the world—but now, he faces less international opprobrium than he did then, when many globally considered him a pariah.

    READ MORE
  • Statehood of small states amid pressures from big powers and globalization1

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 15 June 2019 The article strives to delineate the factors that underpin the spread of western norms of sovereignty, territoriality and nationalism across the globe including the small states of the South Asian region. Apparently, along with a process of decolonization and independence of Afro-Asian states from colonial yoke, another form

    READ MORE
  • The Orwellian Future is Now0

    The Orwellian Future is Now – The Friday Times Orwell seems to have foreseen the constants of our global and national life in the second decade of the 21st century, writes William Milam by William Milam June 14, 2019 Last week we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings on the

    READ MORE
  • India’s Afghan Predicament: Waning Influence and Ascending Threats0

    by Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 12 June 2019 Afghanistan peace talks between the US and the Afghan Taliban interlocutors on the one hand and talks hosted by Russia to facilitate the peace process under the Moscow-format including the Taliban and Afghan opposition on the peace table on the other indicate the peace process gravitating toward

    READ MORE
  • Modi is not wrong in thinking Pakistan wants talks with India to earn global brownie points1

    Modi isn’t wrong to think Pakistan wants talks with India for global mileage Modi feels he must compel Pakistan to change its behaviour instead of allowing it to claim parity with India with terrorism as a key tool. Husain Haqqani 11 June, 2019 The categorical denial by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs may have laid to

    READ MORE
  • Initiation and Working with ASEAN under Different Governments of India0

    Thus, keeping in view the then regional and global context, India in 1991, initiated its new Look East Policy, which marked a strategic shift in India’s perspective of the world. The qualitative and structural changes brought about by the end of the cold war led to the new orientations in the foreign policies of India

    READ MORE
  • Sri Lanka: Whoever wants to become President?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 10 June 2019  It’s becoming increasingly clear that all things politics, the Easter blasts’ probe too has been mired in personalities and individual egos, leaving aside the genuine concerns of individual communities and Sri Lanka as a nation. Yet, the presidential poll due by early January and possible before end-December is increasingly and

    READ MORE
  • Who migrates in India? Trends in India’s out migration0

    Anmol Agarwal and Suchika Chopra 10 June 2019 India’s Economic Survey 2016-17 estimates the average annual migrants in India at a staggering 9 million since 2011, much higher than the 3.3 million figure given by multiple Censuses. While results from international studies like International Organisation for Migration suggest that the rate of internal migration in

    READ MORE

SAJ on Facebook

SAJ Socials

   

Top Authors