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  • The Karnataka Verdict has Given BJP a Clearer Plank for 20190

    The BJP has re-opened its southern gateway by mobilising a latent Hindu vote coupled with PM Modi’s personal campaign that still attracts people, a framework that the party will follow in the Lok Sabha polls. Reverse polarisation worked to BJP’s advantage in 23 high Muslim seats in the southern state. Credit: Reuters Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay 16/May/2018

  • Bangladesh’s 560 mosques project comes under fire0

    Religious minorities accuse government of deliberate attempt to win votes ahead of national elections A centuries-old mosque is seen here in village in Bangladesh’s northern Thakurgaon district in this May 15, 2014 file photo. Bangladesh’s government is moving ahead with a project to build 560 ‘model mosques’ across the country partly funded by Saudi Arabia,

  • Crisis Group: The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis0

    Crisis Group   Report 296 / Asia 16 May 2018 The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from brutal military operations in Myanmar are stuck in Bangladesh, with returns to Myanmar unlikely soon and Bangladeshi goodwill being tested. In Myanmar, international partners must be allowed access to northern

  • The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another0

    As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak. By Sophie Cousins*  May 15, 2018 Rohingya refugees in Balukhali camp on January 13, 2018 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) KUTUPALONG-BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh — Lukia fled Myanmar with

  • India-China Relations in the Age of Xi Jinping0

    Amid global uncertainty, China’s Xi adopts a conciliatory approach with India’s Modi – a timeout for the two rivals Shyam Saran Tuesday, May 15, 2018 From Doklam to Wuhan: Indian Premier Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet for informal summit at Wuhan eight months after the border standoff at Doklam in 2017 NEW

  • Kashmir seeks conflict ceasefire0

    Clashes have marred daily life in the Indian Muslim-majority region Indian security personnel react during a gunbattle between security forces and suspected rebels in Srinagar on May 5. (Photo by Habib Naqash/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Sirnagar  India May 14, 2018 Jammu and Kashmir state has asked the Indian federal government to seek a ceasefire between

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