Editor's Pick

The Root of India-Pakistan Conflicts

  0 comments   |     by Mr Malik on 04, November 2015

Reply to Rajiv Malhotra by Malik Rajiv Malhotra wrote a detailed article on this subject. His basic argument was that contrary to a common perception that Kashmir is the root cause of Indo –Pakistan conflict had tried to demonstrate that the ‘Kashmir issue’ is itself the result of a deeper root cause, which is a clash of two worldviews: pluralism&

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

Pakistan’s stand corroborated

  0 comments   |     by Malik Muhammad Ashraf on 04, November 2015

The Afghan rulers need to understand that Pakistan had probably the biggest stake in peace and stability in Afghanistan and would be the last country to even entertain the thought of destabilizing it. The US finally seems to have accepted the Pakistani claims that the operation Zarb-e-Azb was an indiscriminate effort against the terrorist outfits. The US top commander in A

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

Insurgencies in India

  0 comments   |     by Paul Staniland on 04, November 2015

India is often hailed as a triumph of democracy in a poor, multi ethnic society. This success must be qualified by the armed challenges to the Indian state that have regularly erupted and endured during its modern history. India’s future holds more internal conflict. The Naxalite challenge poses a serious threat to the state’s reach in large areas of the interio

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

A Disaster in Waiting in the Himalayas

  0 comments   |     by Jehangir Khattak on 04, November 2015

A senior Pakistani official recently issued a largely ignored statement about the environmental impact of status quo between the armies of Pakistan and India on the world’s highest battleground, the Siachen Glacier. Some military check posts on both sides here are as high as 21,000 feet above sea level.

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

ModiFail Silicon Valley Protester Assaulted

  0 comments   |     by Pieter Friedrich on 04, November 2015

Passionate crowds of protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with loud slogans and a sea of placards upon his arrival at San Jose's SAP Center for a stage-managed Silicon Valley “community reception.” The posters, chants, and surprise banner drop challenged the Modi PR team's attempts to whitewash the controversial politician's record. The protest was the culminat

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

Researchers: Freedom From Corruption Is ‘Human Right

  0 comments   |     by Jeffrey Young on 04, November 2015

International law does not currently regard an act of official corruption as the violation of a human right. But as recent steps by Chinese leaders, political shifts in India, the EuroMaidan in Ukraine, and the Arab Spring all reflect, an international consensus is emerging that corruption is a pervasive and pernicious social problem, structural obstacle to economic growth and threat to glo

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

The Geopolitics of American Global Decline: US versus China

  0 comments   |     by Alfred W McCoy on 04, November 2015

This is an abridged article due to space restrictions. The original was published by TomDispatch and also cross posted by Huff Post. McCoy has provided an exceptional article in a genuinely global framework. For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn’t know it in Washington, though. America’s political, national security and fo

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

Indian Government, Modi and RSS

  0 comments   |     by Siddharth Varadarajan on 04, November 2015

What makes the axis between the government and the RSS so problematic is not just its extra-constitutionality but the sheer incompatibility of the RSS and its ideology with a democratic, inclusive polity and society. A bizarre political spectacle took place in Delhi this week that no amount of sophistry can square with the principles of a modern democratic republic. A &ls

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

Refugees Don’t Cause Fascism Timmermann – You Do

  0 comments   |     by Dan Glazebrook on 04, November 2015

Europe needs to fascisise its policies, because if it doesn’t - fascism will grow. This was the message from Frans Timmerman, Vice-President of the European Commission following last week’s fraught negotiations over the so-called refugee crisis. "We have to patrol our borders better”, he

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article

Terrorism’s saffron fault line

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu on 04, November 2015

COLOURS have strong associations and tend to be coded in our psyche. They are linked, sometimes inexorably, to our politics, culture and social biases. The way we respond to people, events and situations is prompted by the colour coding embedded in us, however subtly these triggers might work. Often our responses symbolise rank prejudice. Right-wing demagogue Bal Thackeray who founded th

Share to Facebook

Read Full Article