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  • COULD MODI’S BREAK WITH DIPLOMATIC TRADITION HELP TRUMP?0

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    • February 20, 2020

    By Pallabi Munsi OZY author 20 February 2020 WHY YOU SHOULD CARE It’s a high-risk gamble that could work — or backfire — for both Trump and Modi. The western Indian city of Ahmedabad is getting dressed up for a party unlike any it has seen. Roads near the new Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium — costing $100

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  • Have lost one eye, not resolve: Jamia student who won best paper after police lathi-charge0

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    • February 20, 2020

    Mohammed Minhajuddin had just submitted his paper when Delhi Police lathi-charged students in the Jamia library on 15 December. He lost his left eye in the incident. FATIMA KHAN 20 February, 2020 New Delhi: Mohammed Minhajuddin, 26, was writing a paper on the theme of human rights and development on 15 December 2019 in the Jamia Millia

  • There is no such thing as ‘soft Hindutva’0

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    • February 19, 2020

    Indian liberals who equate Hindu and Hindutva are only helping the BJP-RSS Hindutva project. SHIVAM VIJ 19 February, 2020 There are words and phrases that need to be retired from India’s political lexicon. For example, you don’t hear the BJP use ‘pseudo-secularism’ anymore. It managed to delegitimise secularism long ago. Today, you are just anti-Hindu if

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  • Speaking of Injustice: Women and Domestic Violence Law in India0

    by Shalu Nigam 16 February 2020 On February 5, 2020, a news report appeared which reads, “Man beheads wife, walks to police station with severed head for 3 kms” in Uttar Pradesh Barabanki district. On February 15, 2020, another news item reported “Woman found hanging in UP, Family alleges dowry death”, also, on February 4,

  • Emerging Cyber warfare threats to Pakistan0

    by Basma Khalil 15 February 2020 “The potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyber-attack.” Leon Panetta In the modern era, war has been revolutionized due to rapid advancements in technology. As a result, cyber security along with its pros and cons is contributing increasingly to modern warfare. Pakistan, however, is

  • How Internal Political Instability Risks Threatening Pakistan’s International Commitments0

    by Irfan Ali 15 February 2020 Dharna (Mass sit-ins) politics in Pakistan is not a new phenomenon as it has happened several times by various political parties and other entities. Yet, it is the “timing of such Dharnas” that is the most important thing for the success and failure of such methods when pressurizing governments.

  • Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumor in Bangladesh0

    by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as

  • Impact of S-400 Air Defence SAM Induction in India on the PAF0

    by Jamal Hussain 13 February 2020 The long-range, highly mobile Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defence surface-to-air missile, known as the S-21 Growler in the West is a formidable weapon. Primarily developed for employment in aerial defence, its ability to engage hostile aerial targets at ranges in excess of 400 Kms gives it a potent offensive

  • Afghanistan: The Last Frontier Post0

    by Mian Hameed 12 February 2020 In the case of Afghanistan, history has crystal clear lessons to learn from to help the invading powers craft an out of the box strategy as a testament of their nation’s wisdom. The United States did not do that, In fact, the U.S. applied more than two-hundred years old,

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  • Bangladesh: The manuscript of a forbidden history

    Bangladesh government’s Year of Mujib begins this Friday (January 10th). The authorities will do all they can to stop the publication of history critical of the country’s independence leader. Pinaki Bhattacharya January 9, 2020 In 2013, I read the book India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha. By then I had written a book, Sonali Banglar Rupali Kotha, on the

  • Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumor in Bangladesh

    by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as

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