• State’s Hegemony and Ethnic Conflict: The Case of Tamils in Sri Lanka0

    By Ashawti CK and Rajeesh CS     1/5/2018 Introduction Communal strife and civil war in Sri Lanka lasted more than sixty-four years. This paper analyzes the state’s direct support to the ethnic and religious antagonism that fuelled it, the political miscalculations that precipitated it and the mistrust which permeated both battling sides. In the first section,

  • “New dimension of Japan’s public diplomacy.”0

    By Maham Akhtar      1/5/2018 Public diplomacy is the way in which government and private sector directly or indirectly influence public positions and opinions in such a way that these opinions influence the international political decision-making process of another government. Diplomatic activity is meant for progression of national interests with practices of persuasion. The

  • Democracy, autocracy and military rule0

    M A Hossain      1/5/2018 None of the real democracies in the world are at all concerned about military intervention, because the members of their Armed Forces are genuine patriots. They never show any ambition in intervening in politics unless the politicians are caught to be enemies of the nations. The tendency of democratic

  • Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Rise of Religious Extremism 2.0 in Pakistan0

    by Mehmood Hussain           1/5/2018 Introduction Until January 4, 2011 nobody was aware of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who later gained popularity for his firebrand style of oratory. Khadim Hussain Rizvi is a religious cleric born on June 22, 1966, in the Pindi Gheb area of Attock District Punjab. A Hafiz-e-Quran and

  • The new and real Bangladesh paradox0

      William Milam  30 Apr 2018 Is Bangladesh heading toward more acute political instability and renewed internal violence? The Awami League government faces allegations of a concerted persecution of its opponents   I had thought of writing again this week about the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM). It has had an interesting two weeks since I wrote about

  • China’s Boao Forum for Asia and Economic Integration through CPEC0

    by Qura tul ain Hafiz     30/4/2018 These days the “Asian Competitiveness Annual Report 2018” has become the talk of the town, which says that BRI’s flagship project, i.e., CPEC) is now being extended towards Afghanistan. The same was highlighted during China’s Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference that was held on April 11,

  • Babur Missile Test: Pakistan validating its Second-Strike Capability0

    By: Ahyousha Khan  30/4/2018 In March 2018, Pakistan test-fired its indigenous submarine-launched cruise missile named Babur-3. It was the second test of Babur-3 after the first missile test in January 2017. The missile was fired from a submersible platform off the Pakistani coast and successfully met all the test parameters. Pakistan’s sea-launched cruise missile has


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