• ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ In Kashmir Narrative0

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    • September 25, 2018

    in Kashmir — by Z.G.Muhammad — September 25, 2018   Few days back another voluminous biography was added to grand list of biographies on Mahatma Gandhi.Seventy years after the British sailed across the Indian Ocean the stories of the two protagonists of the India’s independence movement Mahatma Gandhi and Quaid Azam  Jinnah continue to engage scholars and biographers. Notwithstanding, the

  • India: Thousands in Assam Refile Documents to Prove Citizenship0

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    • September 25, 2018

    India: Thousands in Assam Refile Documents to Prove Citizenship Jhumur Deb Guwahati, India 2018-09-25 Assam residents whose names were excluded from the National Register of Citizens submit documents for the National Register of Citizens on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Aug. 13, 2018. AP Thousands began refiling documents in northeastern India’s Assam state Tuesday to

  • Are We Witnessing ‘Peak China’?0

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    • September 25, 2018

    by Charles Hill Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Is there anything more to be said about China? If the twentieth century was “The American Century,” then this twenty-first century, by general acclamation, has been assigned to The People’s Republic of China. What more needs to be said? The Beijing regime has stressed that China’s “peaceful rise” disavows


  • Nuclear Deterrence and Action-Reaction Paradigm in the Indian Ocean0

    By: Ahyousha Khan        25/6/2018 South Asian security architecture is complex and comprises traditional and non-traditional threats. However, conventional security threats which are of strategic nature hold the center stage within the overall regional security and threat matrix. The destructive power of nuclear weapons gives them the psychological edge over the enemy, and

  • SCO Ensuring Regional Security and Economic Interests0

    by Qura tul ain Hafeez    25/6/2018 Asia is the region which perhaps shares the most dynamic volatile and complex geostrategic environment. The Asian countries by and far have tried to sort out the emerging issues through different channels and platforms. However, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is most successful among them until now. SCO is

  • Malaysian-Saudi relations: A lesson in the pitfalls of authoritarianism and autocracy0

    By James M. Dorsey    24/6/2018 Embattled former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was the main loser in last month’s election upset that returned Mahathir Mohamad to power as his country’s anti-corruption crusader. Yet, Mr. Razak is not the only one who may be paying the price for allegedly non-transparent and unaccountable governance. So is

  • Can India and China work for a ‘new normal’ in regional relations?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 20 June 2018  Whatever was believed, talked and written about for months and years since the sudden end of the ‘Cold War’, the informal, two-day Wuhan Summit has suddenly halted all doomsday predictions on India’s China relations. Now after the pre-scheduled Qingdao SCO Summit, where the leaders of the two nations met for

  • One Unit Scheme of Pakistan, 1955-1970 revisited0

    Dr. Rajkumar Singh         19/6/2018 As administrative divisions formed a basic tier of the government at independence in 1947, the new nation of Pakistan was comprised by two wings-the eastern and western, separated by India. At the time three of the provinces of Pakistan were subdivided into ten administrative divisions. The single area

  • Bangladesh’s World Cup Frenzy; dribbling Beyond the Obvious1

      By Adil Khan      19/6/2018 2018 Football World Cup frenzy in Bangladesh has left everyone astounded. Entire nation seems to have gone crazy over this year’s championship tournament. Supporters have divided themselves among their favourites and doing the most unthinkable to reveal their choices.  For example, a guy in a village, a supporter of

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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