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  • Punishing Pakistan on Afghanistan: US Befuddled Policy0

    Jul 26, 2017   By Adnan Qaiser Adnan Qaiser is a Research Associate at Conference of Defence Associations Institute, Canada with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy. He investigates factors hampering peace and stability in Afghanistan corresponding to the ongoing US policy review on Afghanistan. While the history of Afghanistan is

  • Middle East Conundrum: Saudi Jitteriness – Sanctifying Sectarianism1

     July 12, 2017 CDA Institute Research Associate Adnan Qaiser with a distinguished career in the armed forces and international diplomacy examines the Saudi-Qatar row and the ill-effects of an Islamic military alliance. In my paper this spring: Radical Islamism: Understanding Extremist Narrative and Mindset, I had postulated that all Middle East’s ills lie in its oppressive monarchies

  • Confession, Being a Mainstream Sympathizer in Kashmir0

    I belong to a family, whose guardian feeds his family without pitfalls. Every family member holds a job, fitting his/her station. Hence, all continued generally to contribute. I wedded with a long track of education, got imprinted variably by literal ideas of life and polity. The clash of ideas continued, at times I desired to

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  • Counting to Segregate: Behind Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC)

    On 31 August, India released the final iteration of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of “genuine Indian citizens” that is being updated on order of the Supreme Court. The final version, which comes after two preliminary drafts published in 2017 and 2018, identified close to 1.9 million as “illegal immigrants”. The second

  • The Kashmiri narrative

    Columbia Journalism Review by Rozina Ali August 28, 2019 In mid-February, a young man named Adil Ahmed Dar killed 44 Indian paramilitary officers in a suicide bombing in Kashmir’s Pulwama district. It was the deadliest attack against Indian soldiers in three decades. Dar was from a local village, but the militant group that claimed responsibility

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