• Book review: The battle for Pakistan – Author Shuja Nawaz0

    by Arnold Zeitlin 7 November 2019 The tale has been often told: the U.S.-Pakistan-relationship was founded on the misunderstanding that never has been resolved and, perhaps, has been deliberately maintained. In the mid-1950s, the American secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, saw Pakistan as a South Asian bulwark against the Soviet Union. Field Marshall Ayub

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  • Modi’s Victory, A Lesson for the Congress…? Book Review0

    South Asia Journal 31 October 2019 When Mr. Narendra Modi first stepped into office as Prime Minister of India, Nilofar Suhrawardy came out with a book on him. The book, Image and Substance, Modi’s First Year in Office (2015), was first one on the subject. Her latest book on Modi’s return to power following a

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  • Book review: Sri Lanka at the Crossroads: Geopolitical Challenges and National interests by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera0

    Sri Lanka at the Crossroads: Geopolitical Challenges and National interests by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Book Review by Dr.Smruti S.Pattanaik Research Fellow at the IDSA India. Book Review was Published by Routledge Strategic Analysis Journal (September 2019 https://doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2019.1663648 ) Sri Lanka has always featured in any discussion on Indian Ocean geopolitics. However, its geopolitical significance has increased

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  • Kashmir’s still waters run deep0

    THE ASIAN AGE. | SANJEEV AHLUWALIA Published : Sep 8, 2019 Doing so, he feels, would create the positivity needed to allow the new arrangements to reflect the spirit of the people of Kashmir. Gowhar Geelani calls himself “a storyteller from a place where funerals of the young are political events, mourning is permanent politics and

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  • Book of the week: How to Be a Dictator by Frank Dikötter0

    Sycophants and corpses abound in this look at eight of history’s most ruthless leaders For Dutch historian Frank Dikötter, the purpose of a dictator’s personality cult is clear. It is not to convince or persuade but rather to “sow confusion, to destroy common sense, to enforce obedience, to isolate individuals and crush their dignity”. And

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  • Book review: The Wayward Daughter by Shradha Ghale0

    The Wayward Daughter is a compelling read that portrays a Kathmandu girl seeking out love, finding herself and her own life in her family’s journey through many trials and triumphs. By Neha Rayamajhi   19 August 2019 Shradha Ghale’s debut novel is one among many works of literature that pay homage to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Unlike

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  • Fallen idol; The life and death of a Pakistani social-media star0

    Qandeel Baloch’s tragic story is evidence of both progress and its limits Print edition | Books and arts The Economist Jul 4th 2019 A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch. By Sanam Maher. Bloomsbury; 336 pages; £16.99. IN EARLY 2017 the Herald, a leading English-language news magazine in Pakistan, conducted its annual

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