By Aziz Haniffa Jul 22, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Donald Trump left India shell-shocked by turning the decades-long U.S. non-interference policy on its head when he offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the long-simmering Kashmir dispute. Even more shocking was his claim, during an Oval Office meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on July
The Wire India 24 July 2019 The change from a constitutional republic to a majoritarian state need not entail a change either in the constitutional framework or in our national symbols. What do people mean when they say ‘Hindu rashtra’? And what would it feel like to live under such a state? People might imagine
Understanding the president’s Kashmir bombshell—and why it matters. By FP Editors | July 23, 2019 On Monday, early in the afternoon in Washington, D.C., and around the time most people in New Delhi were going to bed, U.S. President Donald Trump livened up a press conference with a revelation that would shake relations between the
Shoaib Daniyal, July 22, 2019 The Bangladesh government has expressed concerns over the fallout of Assam’s National Register of Citizens process aimed at identifying undocumented migrants. “While we should not be worried, there is some anxiety after reading news reports,” Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told a local television channel on July 13. “We
SAM Staff, July 22, 2019 The relationship between the Maldives and China is “an example of how one of the smallest members of the international community can have a mutually productive and progressive relationship with one of its biggest and most powerful members,” and the current Maldivian government is looking forward to promoting its relation
July 24, 2019 by Amit Dey In 1990, when I was striving to enter the world of doctoral research, my father, who was an eminent historian, placed three books on my table with the assurance that if I thoroughly read them, I would be on my way to select a research topic for myself. The book that
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. —-George Orwell Sabria Chowdhury Balland 17 April 2019 If there is one thing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League party repeat incessantly, it is that they are the only party in the country that can bring about progress and development. This
by N. Sathiya Moorthy 16 April 2019 In a recent interview to Colombo-based Daily Mirror, Basil Rajapaksa has set out what can pass for a ‘Rajapaksa manifesto’ for the presidential polls due by December – followed by an immediate ‘political agenda for the nation. Without mincing words, he declared thus: “We wish to see Mahinda Rajapaksa
By Nava Thakuria 15 April 2019 India, known as the largest democracy in the world, goes to national elections in which over 900 million voters will participate in the biggest electoral exercise through electronic voting machines (EVM), an unique experienced for the human race. The seven-phase general elections starting from 11 April to 19 May
by Gaurav Tyagi 10 April 2019 Professor Ram Gopal Yadav an Indian politician belonging to the Samajwadi Party and a member of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) said on March 21st that the Pulwama terror attack on CRPF (Central Reserve Police Personnel) on 14th February was an act carried out by Modi government.
By James M. Dorsey 7 April 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr A recent study of the popularity of a Saudi-inspired quietist ultra-conservative strand of Islam among Kazakh businessmen suggests that the kingdom has upgraded its faith-driven soft power campaign as part of crown
Shamsul Alam | April 7, 2019 The year 2008 is an important landmark in the planning history of Bangladesh as it was earmarked by the declaration of Vision 2021, a charter for moving towards a prosperous future. Vision 2021, through a full-blown Perspective Plan (2010-2021), laid down goals and strategies together with a framework for
Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order
9 October 2019 BBC Bangladesh student protests A Bangladeshi undergraduate student killed in his dormitory on Sunday days after criticising the government online was beaten for several hours before he died, witnesses told the BBC. Fellow students say Abrar Fahad was taken from his room around 20:00 (14:00 GMT) and beaten at least four hours.