July 24, 2018 Observer Research Foundation Trump Tantrum: US sanctions on Iran threaten to hit India’s strategic interests in West Asia By Kabir Taneja On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled out of the much-celebrated Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying it allowed too much leeway
By TransConflict July 23, 2018 There can be no new Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iran is too much of an enigma. We do now know exactly what we are dealing with, to get involved. Instead Iran must be kept at bay. Sanctions must be maintained, to starve the government of funds to deploy
Dramatic rise in the number of lynchings sparks call for authorities to create new law and mete out stiff punishments This photo taken on July 1 shows Indian women whose relatives were murdered in a lynching incident being led away from the crime scene area by villagers in Dhule district, some 330 kilometers from Mumbai.
Centcom; President Donald Trump and Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command July 20, 2018 DoD News By Terri Moon Cronk While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters Thursday.
Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka’ 2018-07-23 Men pray for victims on the second anniversary of a terrorist attack that targeted the Holey Artisan Bakery, at the location in Dhaka where the overnight siege and massacre took place, July 1, 2018. BenarNews More than two years after machete-wielding militants massacred hostages at an upscale café in Dhaka, police filed
JOHN GEE 23 July 2018 2018 AUGUST-SEPTEMBER Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August/September 2018, pp. 27, 53 Islam and the Near East in the Far East By John Gee THE STATUS OF KURDS in Syria, Iraq and Turkey has often impinged on Western consciousness in recent decades. Kurds sought self-determination and an end to discriminatory practices
Who is a terrorist? Evan McCaffrey/Shutterstock.com Jessica Wolfendale, West Virginia University Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old man, has been accused of detonating a pipe bomb strapped to his body in a New York subway, injuring four people on the morning of Dec. 11. The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating the attack and New York Mayor
By James M. Dorsey December 12. 2017 A little noticed subtext to furious protests across the Middle East and North Africa against US President Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is simmering anger at Arab governments. The subtext demarcates a delicate balance between Arab youth frustrated with governments that are
by Shamsul Alam December 19, 2017 The critical role of nutrition in cognitive development of the children highlights the importance of social protection measures. According to the World Bank, children between conception and age of 4, if undernourished, fall into the high risk zone of impaired cognitive development, and the likelihood of death of this
Abstract: Through the twentieth century there has been a significant growth in the frequency of armed conflicts across the globe. These conflicts have not only led to widespread death but extensive displacement, fear, and economic devastation. Kashmir which is known as “Paradise on earth” has now become the “synonymous with death, destruction, and genocide.” The
By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In taking his decision, Mr. Trump was implementing long standing US policy dating back to the administrations of
By James M. Dorsey Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining power. Not because of the fate of the country’s longest ruling autocrat, Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled in 2011 by a popular revolt. But because Mr. Al-Sisi’s iron fist has
by F R Chowdhury 20 March 2019 I was very upset with news from Bangladesh. For last few months we often come across news that someone somewhere in Bangladesh is arrested or jailed for passing unacceptable remark against the prime minister or for making any sort of cartoon of the prime minister. I am grateful
2 March 2019 M. Adil Khan Whole thing started with Pulwama in Kashmir in Indian Kashmir where a suicide bomber attacked an Indian army convoy and killed 40 soldiers. The incident has happened in the wake of upcoming general election in India which also coincides with Modi’s plummeting popularity that have made some people looking