By Iqbal R. Sama, New Age Islam 12 February 2018 This remarkable book in Urdu by a Muslim scholar highlights some noted Muslim personalities who played important positive roles in Sikh history. In doing so, it also highlights the great contribution of the Sikh Gurus in spreading true spirituality and promoting harmony among
Joint Chinese-Djibouti naval exercise, 2015 (file image courtesy PLAN) By The Lowy Interpreter 2018-02-14 [By David Brewster] It seems that we are in the middle of a base race across the Indian Ocean. The latest move, reported on Tuesday, involves an agreement to give India access to naval facilities in Oman, close to the Strait of Hormuz. This
By Arshad Alam, New Age Islam 14 February 2018 How should we understand the ongoing parleys between two of the most established religious and mediatised scholars of Muslims and Hindus over resolving the Babri Masjid-Ram Janambhoomi dispute? Before going any further, let me frankly state that the resolution of any dispute between Muslims
February 14, 2018 By Mohammad Shoaib Haidary FacebookTwitterGoogle+LinkedInEmailPrintShare For a war-torn country like Afghanistan, where a fresh wave of Taliban attacks in the last month alone left scores of civilians dead and the capital still grieving, renewing peace negotiations with anti-government groups seems like it would be welcome news. However, that depends on who you
By Mudasir Ahmad on 13/02/2018 Tral, the native town of the slain militant commander Burhan Wani, lost a father-son duo in the latest militant attack on an Army base camp. A makeshift place prepared for wudu – an Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body of Mohammad Iqbal and his father before their burial.
Dawn.com February 14, 2018 Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that any unilateral action by the United States in Pakistan will not only bring the bilateral relations to an irreparable stage but also be counterproductive. During an interview to CNN on Tuesday, he said, “Any unilateral action in Pakistan will be a red line for Pakistan. Pakistanis are dignified people.
by Asma Khalid 15/1/2018 The supreme art of war is to subdue enemy without fighting: Sun Tzu Deterrence equilibrium in South Asia serves as an assurance for peace and stability in the region. The strategic significance of nuclear weapon in the South Asian security equation is undeniable because these weapons reduce the chances of
by Prof. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera 14/1/2018 “I’m gonna do what’s right. I want to be unpredictable, The voters want unpredictability” -Donald J Trump Trumpism thrives. It influences decisions with a sense of unpredictability, and the effects of Trumpism on policy has affected the entire world. The release of the National Security Strategy articulates
By James M. Dorsey January 13, 2017 Plans to open a Salafi missionary centre in the Yemeni province of Al Mahrah on the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia raise questions about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salah’s concept of a moderate form of Islam. The questions are prompted by the fact that Prince Mohammed
Credit: Iran Review January 12, 2018 By James M. Dorsey If week-long anti-government protests in Iran exposed the Islamic republic’s deep-seated economic and political problems, they also laid bare Saudi Arabia’s structural inability to establish itself as the leader of the Sunni Muslim world. The responses to the protests of major Sunni Muslim countries
By James M. Dorsey January 11, 2018 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be putting his best foot forward when enthusiastic women soccer fans this week attend for the first time a men’s soccer match in the kingdom. The event symbolizes the social and economic changes Prince Mohammed is introducing in his
Luciane Noronha M. de Oliveira South Asia is one of the most unstable regions of the world. Last year, the subcontinent saw old issues becoming more complex and new problems that will continue to shape and influence its countries’ domestic politics and the security environment this year. This article aims to point out three critical
1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense