• Afghanistan: US Drops “Mother of All Bombs” Potentially Changing Kabul’s Regional Role0

    Alexander Murray Having almost never mentioned Afghanistan during his United States presidential campaign as well as over the first three months of his presidency, on 13 April US President Trump shocked the world by authorizing the use of the US military’s largest non-nuclear bomb, the GBU-43/B, in eastern Nangarhar claiming to be bringing the fight

  • India: Political compulsions in Tamil Nadu0

      -Dr. Abdul Ruff Sudden death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa – a strong factor of stable politics in the state- resulted in the unexpected instability of the government and confusion among the people as the ruling AIADMK was split into factions. In fact, death of AIADMK supermo Jayalalithaa would have created any

  • India’s Foreign Policy Ambitions and Capabilities: Options for Pakistan0

    By Muhammad Adil Sivia* Effective foreign policy making and implementation require clear vision about self and pragmatic understanding of the prevailing international environment. For newly independent countries the role of leadership, especially founding fathers, becomes naturally very important for defining the core objectives of the foreign policy of the country. Defining the institutional structure and

  • PDP down: NC leader Farooq Abdullah calls for Central rule in Jammu Kashmir!0

    A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-300) – DR. ABDUL RUFF Srinagar went to poll to elect a parliamentarian and National Conference leader and former CM of JK was declared elected to parliament. Eight people were shot dead by paramilitary troopers and police and over 150 were injured in clashes between people and forces on polling day (9

  • Will The ‘Minorities’ Come Together, Then Stand Up For Their Collective Rights?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 16 April 2017 ‘Minorities’ in the country seeking equal rights would not want to give one another the same even among themselves Though post-Independence, the common refrain of Sri Lankan Tamil (SLT) leaders is that the Sinhalas would not give equal rights The Muslims and Upcountry Tamils, could co-exist

  • Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Delhi Visit0

    By Shamsher M. Chowdhury, BB* It has become usual pattern for any political interaction between Bangladesh and India at the highest political level to be preceded, and followed, by an endless stream of analysis and curiosity on both sides of the border, but more so in Bangladesh. The just concluded official visit of Bangladesh Prime


    The Supreme Court has issued a stern message to the Tamil Nadu government that silence would not be the answer to the farmer’s problems.  While there is no doubt that farmers have suffered in Tamil Nadu in recent months due to the failure of monsoon and drought conditions, it is certainly not the case that

  • Tetul Hujur now sour with Khaleda, sweet with Hasina0

    It requires a little bit of explanation of this title for non-Bengali readers of this column. Tetul is a Bengali word for tamarind, and ‘Hujur’ is used to address a Muslim cleric. Tetul Hujur in English would be something like Mister Tamarind even though it loses its intended flavor in the translation. Tamarind is a


  • Bangladesh: Comprehensive Response Required to Complex Displacement Crisis

    Bangladesh: Comprehensive Response Required to Complex Displacement Crisis0

    Executive summary During the 20th century, millions of people were forced to flee their homes in what is now Bangladesh. They were displaced both within the territory and to neighbouring areas by different triggers. As of January 2015, IDMC estimates that at least 431,000 people were displaced in the country as a result of conflict

  • What Obama Wants From India

    What Obama Wants From India0

      After George W. Bush, Barack Obama becomes the second US president to bet big on India. He may be the first who won’t be disappointed. Presidents of the United States do not generally change the date of their State of the Unionaddress. This year, US President Barack Obama did so because he will be

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