• A Chennai shocker for BJP in Presidential poll?0

      N Sathiya Moorthy  9 June, 2017 With faction bosses not seeming to control anyone any more, can the BJP count on the AIADMK for the presidential polls any more, asks N Sathiya Moorthy The fact that ‘there is no alternative’ (TINA) to him just now in the ongoing faction feud(s) in the ruling All India Anna

  • Qatar Crisis and India’s Worry0

    Since the establishment of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 1981 the six Arab Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar had moved forward as a consortium with each working towards the common interest of the GCC. When many other regional groupings in the world were running with internal rift and lack

  • Religious Militancy in Bangladesh: Opinion Survey4

    Abstract Bangladesh has recently been identified as one of the most religious militant-infested areas in the globe. Over the years, militant groups in Bangladesh have grown in strength and reached the extent to where they are able to conduct organized terror campaigns all over the country. A close look at various militant acts conducted to

  • Nepal’s Crumbling Manufacturing Sector0

    By Hari Prasad Shrestha* During the eighties, Nepal experienced some optimistic moments in manufacturing sector; Nepalese woolen carpet shops across the streets of Frankfurt and other European cities were subject of major attraction. Nepalese garment export to USA was contending with other major garment exporters of the world. And export of Nepalese products to India


      Terrorist killings at Iranian parliament and mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini bring into focus something Riyadh and Tehran have in common – the stoking of ethnic tensions and proxy wars they use to destabilise each other BY JAMES M. DORSEY 8 JUN 2017 Islamic State’s targeting of key religious and political symbols in Tehran is likely

  • Brace Yourself, South Asia’s Geopolitics Is Becoming More Complex, Less Stable0

      The rise of centralising authoritarians has accentuated the fragmentation and regionalisation of world politics, diminished the capacity for compromise and made relations between competitive powers much more fraught than in the past. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and President Xi Jinping of China. Credit: Reuters As in other parts

  • Pakistan, India to be full members of SCO0

    June 2017 -Dr. Abdul Ruff The 2017 annual Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be held on 7-8 June, in Astana, Kazakhstan. Beijing-headquartered SCO, which focuses mostly on security-related issues such as counter-terrorism cooperation in Central Asia, is comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as full members. Afghanistan, Belarus, India,

  • Trump’s visit and split in divided Islamic world!0

    June 2017 -Dr. Abdul Ruff The fallout of the very first official trip to Mideast by the US President Trump is disastrous for Arab nations as Saudi Arabia, emboldened by Trumps’ meeting with its King Salman in Riyadh, has, along with fellow Arab nations,  kicked Qatar from their powerful club. The Islamic world, already terribly


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