• Has western democracy failed Maldives?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  Coming as it does in a series of misuse and abuse of constitutional powers under a succession of multi-party governments, the worsening situation under President Abdulla Yameen has raised a more basic question: Is western democracy suited to Maldives, with its 1000-plus years of history of one-man rule, by whatever name is

  • Playing both sides against the middle: Saudi engages with Iraqi Shiites0

    By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia, with the Islamic State on the ropes in Iraq, is forging ties to Iraqi Shiite leaders and offering to help fund reconstruction of Mosul and other predominantly Sunni Muslim cities that were devastated in the military campaign against the jihadist group. The Saudi outreach to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider

  • Pakistan is winning India’s traditional Ally “Russia.”1

    Since last 70 years, India and Russia remained friends supporting each other, signing lucrative military deals and deepening their bilateral relations on international diplomatic forums. Eventually, in 2016 their bilateral relations have not been on smooth keels. It is pertinent to discuss here that it is the global relations because of which Russia is losing


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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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