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The Kashmir problem

The Kashmir problem

BORN out of cataclysm in 1948, the Kashmir problem remains alive and unwell. In the latest iteration of the long self-determination struggle, 75 protesters have been killed by Indian security forces firing pellet-loaded shotguns to control…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Who should play Irom Sharmila in a Bollywood blockbuster?

Who should play Irom Sharmila in a Bollywood blockbuster?

The end of the epic 16-year fast by Irom Sharmila Chanu should make the Indian Union government heave a sign of relief. Her repeated arrests through the long years should have embarrassed any government with an iota of shame…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Part CXXVIII: The symphony of our times

‘LIFE in Dhaka and in university continued in the quiet and satisfying way as 1966 proceeded the political scene was relatively peaceful despite the Awami League’s Six Points having been made public…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Summit over substance

Summit over substance

Forthcoming summits will reflect India’s status as a key player both regionally and internationally. But unless we move from an event-oriented to a process-driven diplomacy, this will only be a transient…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Sterile diplomacy

IT WOULD be most unfortunate if Indian prime minister Narendra Modi were not to go to New York to attend the general assembly session and miss the opportunity of meeting prime minister Nawaz Sharif to pave the way for a resolution to the Pak-India impasse…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
China ups the game in the South China Sea

China ups the game in the South China Sea

THE Joint Sea-2016 started this Monday; that’s the fifth annual China-Russia naval drill, featuring stalwarts from both navies in action at the eastern waters of Zhanjiang, in Guangdong province, the HQ of the People’s Liberation Army Navy Nanhai Fleet…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

A Kashmir statement

There is no realistic alternative to steadfastly pursuing a consistent and realistic longer-term Kashmir policy if there is eventually to be normalcy in the Valley and prosperity and security in the region, writes Ashraf Jehangir Qazi…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Letting Nepal be

It should be in India’s interest to leave Nepal free to sort out its own challenges. New Delhi should consider the need for economic growth in UP and Bihar when it sits down to strategise on Nepal, writes Kanak Mani Dixit…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

US has spent nearly $5 trillion on wars since 9/11

IN ANOTHER indication of the terrible price paid by working people in the United States and all over the globe for the crimes of US imperialism, a new report from Brown University estimates that Washington has squandered nearly $5 trillion since September 11, 2001 on the wars launched under the pretext of fighting terrorism…

September 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
9/11: fifteen years later

9/11: fifteen years later

THIS Sunday the United States observes the 15th anniversary of 9/11. The attacks on the US soil was committed not by a hostile state but reportedly by non-state Muslim zealots that were affiliated with OBL’s al-Qaeda. Nearly 3,000 individuals of all faiths died in the attacks…

September 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

PART CXXVII: The symphony of our times

AS A contemporary political commentator wrote (1966): The issue of regional autonomy is about as old as the politics of points in the sub-continent…

September 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Transformational projects in Eurasia land space

Transformational projects in Eurasia land space

China Construction Bank will support the BRICS bank with adequate credit lines and a commitment to invest in the new lender’s first financial green bonds…

September 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Why Indian establishment fears Kejriwal?

PHILIPPINES president Rodrigo Duterte admittedly has an uncontrollable temper, otherwise he would not have used a common Filipino term of abuse against president Obama: Putang ina, which means ‘son of a whore’…

September 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Is Israel pushing for a Palestinian civil war?

Is Israel pushing for a Palestinian civil war?

DIVISION within Palestinian society has reached unprecedented levels, becoming a major hurdle on the path of any unified strategy to end Israel’s violent occupation or to rally Palestinians behind a single objective…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR: The end of a dream

BEFORE she got on the bus, Um Mayas paid one last visit to her husband’s grave. He died in a barrel bombing in 2013 as a soldier of the Free Syrian Army…

September 10, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
KSA job market reopening for Bangladeshis

KSA job market reopening for Bangladeshis

THE government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at last lifted ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers on August 10. According to media reports on August 12, the Saudi ministry of labour and social development has already…

September 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

One in every 200 children is now a refugee

NEARLY 50 million children have been uprooted from their homes around the world, and 28 million of those are refugees fleeing violence and conflict — and ‘that is a conservative estimate’, according to a UNICEF report published Tuesday…

September 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial
Made in China: G20 and its geoeconomic significance

Made in China: G20 and its geoeconomic significance

WHAT has just taken place in Hangzhou, China, is of immense geoeconomic importance. Beijing from the start treated the G20 very seriously; this was designed as China’s party, not the declining West’s. And much less Washington’s…

September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

How racist is Britain?

The Race Relations Act of 1965 made racial discrimination unlawful in public places but riots in the 1980s by young black youths in urban centers were a reminder of simmering injustice facing different communities…

September 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

Damning e-mails against Monsanto-Bayer

DAMNING email evidence against the explicit role of Monsanto in sabotaging the most important scientific study of the health effects of a Monsanto GMO diet has come to light in a US court case…

September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Post Editorial

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