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  • What will come after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan?0

    Abdulkader Sinno, Indiana University 5 March 2019 The United States and the Taliban may be nearing an agreement to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan after more than 17 years of conflict. In return, the Taliban would commit to refusing access to anti-American organizations such as al-Qaida on its territory. How did we get to this

  • Modi’s politicization of security could backfire0

    India’s PM Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters/ Danish Ismail The BJP is trying to shift public attention from economic woes to national security for the upcoming election ByShivam Vij 5 March 2019 India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making every effort possible to turn the forthcoming general election into a ballot on national security. The

  • No proof India shot down Pakistan F-160

    Pakistan soldiers next to what appears to be the wreckage of an Indian fighter jet shot down in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir near the Line of Control on February 27, 2019. Photo: AFP/STR Rumors that the son of a Pakistani Air Marshal was shot down in his F-16 were untrue BySaikat Datta | Kunwar Khuldune Shahid 5

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • Unforgettable Zia, As I Knew Him

    By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke to Ferozepur to Delhi to Kolkata to Agartala and

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