• Operationalization of Chabahar port: India’s growing diplomatic outreach0

    • Blog
    • December 9, 2017

    By Gaurav Dixit When the first Indian shipment of wheat left Kandla port for Chabahar port in Iran, and then over land via Iran into Afghanistan, India silently sent multiple strong yet subtle messages to its allies and opponents across the region. The foremost being its commitment towards Afghanistan. Development of the alternative inland transit

  • On December 6, 1992, in a Small Town in Assam0

    • Blog
    • December 9, 2017

    By Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee on 07/12/2017 What is a nation worth if my friend is scared of returning home? What is a religion worth if it rejoices in the humiliation of another religion? What is a nation worth if I am supposed to enjoy the misery of a dear friend? Credit: Sumeet Basak/Flickr (CC BY

  • The Babri Masjid Demolition Was Impossible Without RSS Foot-Soldiers Like These0

    • Blog
    • December 9, 2017

    By Lalit Vachani on 08/12/2017 In studying the Sangh parivar for my film, I encountered the disciplined manner in which the December 6, 1992 operation was planned. Filming the boys in the RSS Nagpur branch in September 1992. Courtesy: Lalit Vachani Twenty five years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, The Wire, through a series of articles and videos, captures how the act of


  • China, Nepal to focus on cross-border Railway!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Pivot Like USA and Russia that have assumed Asia pivot to influence the continent, China also has its own Asia pivot, but it also has South Asia pivot too trying to woo the nations to come under its new Silk route program nicknamed the ‘One Belt, One Road (OBOR)’ initiative. China’s

  • Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like0

    Alicia de la Cour Venning, Queen Mary University of London The world is witnessing a state-orchestrated humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The latest UN figures show a staggering 370,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August 25. An unknown number have perished. Around 26,000 non-Muslims have also been displaced. This is just the latest

  • Signs of hope in the Middle East? Don’t hold your breath0

      By James M. Dorsey Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and debilitating regional rivalries. The Islamic State (IS) is on the cusp of territorial defeat in Syria and Iraq. Saudi Arabia may be groping for an exit from its

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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