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  • Sri Lanka: Leviathan in an Island Democracy0

    by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera      19/7/2018   “Mankind has a perpetual and restless desire for power, a desire that ceases only in death” Thomas Hobbes   India is concerned by growing Chinese influence in the North and East of Sri Lanka. Some of this concern stems from a housing project recently awarded by the Sri

  • A double-edged sword: China and Pakistan link up with fibreoptic cable0

    By James M. Dorsey      19/7/2018 This month’s inauguration of a fibreoptic cable linking Pakistan with China could prove to be a double-edged sword. Constructed by Chinese conglomerate Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, the cable is likely to enhance both Pakistan’s information communication technology infrastructure as well as the influence of Chinese authoritarianism at a

  • Whither Wahhabism? 0

    July 18, 2018 James M. Dorsey   Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Salman could well dash expectations that he is gunning for a break with Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism rather than a shaving off of the rough edges of Wahhabi ideology that has been woven into the kingdom’s fabric since its founding more than eighty years ago.

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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