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  • What is the Shia-Sunni divide?0

    Ken Chitwood, University of Florida Tensions between Sunnis and Shias have been flaring up, with several incidents of violence reported in recent months: Most recently a suicide bomber killed at least 29 people when he blew himself up at the largest Shiite Muslim mosque in Afghanistan’s Herat province on Tuesday, August 1. Earlier in June,

  • Rajni or Kamal, who will take the plunge first?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy   For Rajnikanth, who the BJP is wooing, politics looks more likely to happen in 2019, although his friend Kamalahaasan could afford to wait a little longer, says N Sathiya Moorthy. After Tamil cinema’s superstar Rajnikanth hinted yet again about the possibility of his hitting the political track, his compatriot and long-time friend, Kamalahassan,

  • Afghan Peace Process0

    S. Sadia Kazmi Even though the efforts to bring Peace in Afghanistan have brought in a lot of international players from time to time, it remains a lingering problem. This provides a convenient “justification” as to why eventually Afghan government took the initiative to take the matter exclusively in its own hands and kick started

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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