• Buying Arts to Bury Resistance0

    • Blog
    • December 28, 2017

      Zaahid Mushtaq   Arts and Artists occupy a unique role in the society. Through a diversity of approaches, they explore new terrains that words alone are incapable of describing. Art can address issues, help solve problems and even help serve as a ‘public psychiatrist’ that surfaces social anxieties. People ultimately need to be reminded

  • CPEC: Opportunity for Iran and Pakistan0

    • Blog
    • December 28, 2017

    Historically, Iran and Pakistan enjoyed friendly relations, and this relationship has noticeably improved in the recent years. The two countries have been successful in harmonizing their differences over Afghanistan where they have no more to enter into contestation, given Iran’s reconciliation with the Taliban and the two countries’ common threat perceptions over the rise of

  • Chess Tournament puts Sports Governance and Saudi Change under the Microscope0

    • Blog
    • December 26, 2017

    By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s hosting of an international chess tournament focuses attention on the fundamental problem wreaking havoc in international sports governance and shines a spot light on the limitations of covert Saudi-Israeli cooperation in confronting Iran and political Islam and the Palestinians’ ability to be a game spoiler. By seducing the World

  • Diverging Trajectories in Bangladesh: Islamic State vs al-Qaeda0

    • Blog
    • December 25, 2017

      Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 23 By: Nathaniel Barr Bangladeshi Muslims attend the funeral of activist Xulhaz Mannan (Source: AP) Al-Qaeda and Islamic State have adopted divergent strategies in their competition for dominance in Bangladesh. Al-Qaeda has sought to build popular support by exploiting the grievances of the country’s political Islamists, and by

  • China ‘stirring up’ anti-India discourse in neighbourhood?0

    • Blog
    • December 23, 2017

    N Sathiya Moorthy, 22 December 2017 At a time when New Delhi continues to be guarded in its comments on sovereignty-centric independent decisions of its neighbours, the new extra-regional player in China, seeking a fast-tracked proactive regional role, seems wanting to provoke internal anti-India debates in individual South Asian nations. The idea is obvious: to try

  • How Facebook’s Secret Unit Created India’s Troll Armies For Digital Propaganda To Influence Elections0

    • Blog
    • December 23, 2017

    Just days after GreatGameIndia exposed how American and Japanese companies could be hacking Indian elections, a recent Bloomberg report has revealed how a secret unit of Facebook has helped create troll armies for governments around the world including India for digital propaganda to influence elections. By Shelley Kasli December 22, 2017 Share on Facebook Tweet on


  • The US and Doklam: Look beyond rhetoric0

    Tanvi Madan Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Some have been wondering recently whether Washington’s commitment to its allies and partners in Asia has been steadfast and overt enough. And there have been calls for the Trump administration to reassure U.S. allies and partners in the region of its commitment through public statements. However, in one recent

  • Is South Asia the New Middle East?0

    Sep 27, 2017 Dominique Moisi The plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar highlights a broader trend toward political fragmentation and violence in the region. If a geostrategic catastrophe is to be avoided, the unholy alliance of religion and nationalism must be broken. PARIS – The Middle East is often viewed as a region

  • Mr. Xi Jinping, Take AGood Look At This Photo0

    by M Adil Khan — September 27, 2017 I urge you, Mr. Xi Jinping, President of Peoples’ Republic of China to take a good look at this photo. Do you see what I see? I see the agony. I see sadness. I also see numerous questions in the eyes of these Rohingya kids that are

  • Mishandling the Rohingya Crisis May Open New Frontier for Terrorism0

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar where they lack citizenship rights, and they head for Bangladesh. Myanmar, a country of 55 million, is more than 85 percent Buddhist; Bangladesh, with more than 160 million people and predominantly Muslim, reports a lower GDP per capita than Myanmar. The Myanmar military

  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis In Bangladesh: Multi-Dimensional Implications0

    by Major General ANM Muniruzzaman Synopsis There has been ethnic tension in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in recent years. The crisis has triggered a mass exodus into neighbouring Bangladesh generating security threats to the South Asian country. Commentary ETHNIC TENSION has prevailed between the Rohingya minority and the dominant Rakhine Buddhist population for centuries. The Rohingya population

  • India: Justice Arumugasamy to probe former CM Jayalalithaa’s mysterious death!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal As mystery surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death haunts the ruling AIADMK leaders who now make contradictory statements on the state of health of their beloved leader who had made big in Tamil Nadu politics and government, the demand for a thorough investigation about that increased in recent days as one minister revealed that

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