• Bangladesh-India; Transboundary River Management0

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    • November 26, 2019

    India-Bangladesh Basin-wide Management: An Ecological Approach for Economic Growth Joost Fidder examines the current utilisation and management of Tripura’s rivers to identify opportunities for translating New Delhi’s objective of basin-wide management into a comprehensive and sustainable implementation policy. Joost Fidder 25 Nov, 2019   On 5 October 2019, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, visited

  • The Modi question in Dhaka0

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    • November 26, 2019

    25 November 2019 SYED BADRUL AHSAN Quite a bit of a storm was raised in Dhaka recently over a letter purportedly written by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to India’s (then) Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, thanking him for the judicial verdict on the status of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya. Indeed, a page which looked

  • Gotabaya says he won’t harm India’s interests and will renegotiate Hambantota deal with China0

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    • November 26, 2019

    by Editor November 26, 2019 Colombo, November 26 ( The new Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that his government will not do anything that will threaten the security of India. Equally significantly, he has also said that he will renegotiate the 99-year lease of Hambantota port to China. In a video interview to

  • Sri Lanka: What Does Rajapaksa’s Victory Mean For Tamil Polity?0

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    • November 26, 2019

    By SAAG Prof. Ramu Manivannan* 26 November 2019 The victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was much anticipated in the recently held 16th November presidential elections in Sri Lanka given the course of national politics after the evaporation of false euphoria over the success of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in keeping Mahinda Rajapaksa out

  • Can Saudi Arabia’s Aramco IPO Bring Peace to the Middle East?0

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    • November 26, 2019

    By Sanjay Kapoor 26 November 2019 Why you should care A period of calmness opens up opportunities for key negotiations that could bring longer-term peace. At the yellow desert stone convention center at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Riyadh, people were chatting about the potential size of what Saudi Arabia hopes will be the world’s biggest-ever IPO.

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  • India’s slowing economy takes deadly turn, but Modi’s in denial0

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    • November 25, 2019

    Growth is falling, unemployment is rising, banks are being battered and people hounded for tax are killing themselves Something is up in India’s economy, if only the prime minister would admit it Kunal Purohit  23 Nov, 2019 ‘Tax terrorism’ is driving Indians to despair. Photo: AFPWhen Vodafone Chief executive Nick Read told reporters in London this month


  • Distorted flags, deceptive ‘nationalism’0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  8 July 2019 Going by media reports, participants at Sunday’s Kandy rally of the self-style ‘Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist’ BBS carried Sri Lankan national flag, without the unifying orange and green strips, representing the minority communities in the country. Speakers, including General Secretary, Ven Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS),

  • Geopolitical thrust of the Afghan Quagmire0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 6 July 2019 Even while the US is currently throwing its weight behind peace talks and seeking a political resolution to the prolonged Afghan War in its search for safe exit, this does not, however, imply that geostrategic significance of Afghanistan has dwindled in the American eyes. On the other side,

  • Democratic Decline: Real or Imagined?0

    by William Milam July 5, 2019 I have written much in the past few months about what academics have been calling “democratic decline” or what more recently some academics have renamed “autocratization.” No matter what one calls it, clearly there are a number of countries which have moved away from a more liberal democratic political

  • Phased deterioration of Kashmiriyat in Kashmir0

    by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 5 July 2019 In between the demand of Plebiscite and the doubtful political viability of an independent Jammu and Kashmir, the urge of self rule in Kashmir’s popular consciousness is remarkable. Despite the coercive and manipulative of both the Indian and Pakistani authorities, mass opinion in the valley is not only

  • Understanding Islamic Feminism in India1

    by Dr. Tarannum Siddiqui 5 July 2019  Abstract: This paper discusses Islamic feminism and the importance of Islamic feminism along its history. What is Islamic feminism and how Islamic feminism differs from other religions feminism and feminist moments? What the impact of feminism happened in India Muslim feminism and how to have political, legal, economic

  • The logic behind demanding an independent Kashmiristan1

    Dr. Muzammil Ahad Dar 5 July 2019 Could Kashmir Catch-up for Its Independence: Passing Decades and Evolving Dimensions Revisiting formation of Greater Kashmir Mountainous regions are politically the most volatile areas of the contemporary world, be it the Alps, Balkans, Caucasus, Hindu Kush, Himalayas or other malicious regions of the world, the establishment of powerful

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  • ‘I Still Believe the Left Can be the Alternative’: Soumitra Chatterjee

    I am surprised that the man who was in power in Gujarat during the horrific riots of 2002 is now the man on the throne of India. Perhaps people can’t see a powerful alternative. Or they are unable to understand the toxic nature of this politics. Soumitra Chatterjee 19 Nov 2020 Soumitra Chatterjee. | Image

  • Banana Republicanism   by William Milam   November 13, 2020 Well, the election is over—or at least the vote is almost completely counted, and there is no mystery about who came out on top. Today’s count shows that Joe Biden got 5 million more votes than Donald Trump and now has 290 electoral college votes, which is 20

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