Report 295 / Asia 28 February 2018 With political polarisation reaching historic highs and local jihadist groups forging links with transnational movements, new forms of militancy threaten security and religious tolerance in Bangladesh. The government should reinforce the capability of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, and build political consensus on tackling the menace.
Danger government will backtrack on commitments to Tamils after opposition SLPP sweeps most seats in local elections Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa talks with voters after a local council election on Feb. 10 in Colombo. His Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party (SLPP) won the most seats nationwide. (Photo by ucanews.com/S. Kumar) Quintus Colombage & Niranjani Roland,
Calls to deport refugees pit Hindus and Muslims against one another Muslims in Kolkata protest against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo. (Provided by IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah in Kashmir India February 28, 2018 The coalition government of conflict-torn Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, is facing a new threat to its unity
Sibling rivalry. danielo via Shutterstock Jawad Kadir, Lancaster University Ever since their birth as two separate countries in 1947, India and Pakistan have been psychologically obsessed with their assorted mutual conflicts. They have fought four conventional wars, and regularly display their nuclear capability to outpace and undermine each other. From the outside, it resembles nothing
Today the Commonwealth exists as an organisation in search of a rationale. Reuters Michael Wesley, Australian National University This piece is republished with permission from Commonwealth Now, the 59th edition of Griffith Review. Articles are a little longer than most published on The Conversation, presenting an in-depth analysis on the relevance of the Commonwealth of
Nobel Peace laureates Tawakkol Karman of Yemen and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland cannot hold back tears as they comfort Rohingya refugees near the border in Ghundhum of Bandarban’s Naikkhangchhari upazila yesterday. Photo: Star Staff Correspondent The visiting Nobel Peace laureates have promised Rohingya women to be their voice and pursue justice on their behalf.
August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision
August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than