January 24, 2022 00:36 (IST)
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No halt to cultural genocide

Tibet was hit fiercely with the Cultural Revolution in 1966.

Chinese Foreign Minister’s travels to the Maldives and Sri Lanka has generated fears of deeper debt entrapment

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s island hopping in the Indian Ocean this past week has raised eyebrows, as his visits to the Maldives and Sri Lanka came at a time when the raging Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has caused much of the rest of the world to grind to a near standstill.

The Gwadar protests are testimony to the power of popular non-violent movements against powerful exploitative regimes

Pakistan in general, and the province of Balochistan in particular, has been no stranger to demands by vast sections of its population for basic rights that have either been denied to them or snatched away from them.

16 December: The inauspicious date that the extremism-diffusing military establishment has etched into Pakistan’s history

Islamabad: The two major setbacks that Pakistan suffered on 16 December – first the country’s inglorious dismemberment and the birth of the sovereign Bangladesh in 1971, and then the grisly and repugnant massacre of over 130 children of an Army-run school in Peshawar by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in 2014 – both trace their roots to the oppressive, intrinsically flawed, and largely self-serving policies pursued by the country’s military.

The value of Indo-Bangla ties in contemporary times

Dhaka/New Delhi: In the last decade, Bangladesh and India’s ties have grown stronger than ever before.

DSA: Silencing Dissenting Voices

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Afghan Women: The Endangered Sex

Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management

Religious extremists and the military establishment alike land telling body blows on Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has, for quite some time, been going through a difficult phase due to the litany of woes, mainly self-created, that has befallen him and the nation that he has been entrusted to lead by the country’s all powerful military establishment.

NSCN-IM: Pushback

On October 15, 2021, the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) accused the Government of India (GoI) of violating the historical and political rights of the Naga people for more than six decades and alleged that GoI was engaged in flattery and a divisive policy in the name of finding a political solution for the Naga issue. The NSCN-IM asserted

IS-KP vs Taliban: Escalating Rivalry

On October 8, 2021, at least 47 persons, including 46 Hazara Shia worshipers, were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive device among worshippers in the Sayyidabad Mosque in the Khanabad Bandar area of Kunduz city, the provincial capital of Kunduz. Another 140 persons were injured in the attack. Later, the Islamic State Khorasan Province (IS-KP) claimed the incident and named Muhammad al-Uyghuri as the bomber. The bomber belongs to the Uygur community that traditionally inhabits the Xinjiang Province of China. The IS-KP release claimed the attack targeted both Shiites and the Taliban for their alleged willingness to expel Uyghurs to meet China’s demands.

FICN: Counterfeit Assault

On October 1, 2021, Police arrested a 29-year-old man, identified as Bandu Khan, along with Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICNs) worth 197,000, from the Ladnun area in the Nagaur District of Rajasthan.

Unravelling Narratives

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Snakes in the Backyard

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

'Nationhood is reality, not your religion', says prominent Indian Muslim lawyer mocking Taliban cheerleaders

As the Taliban insurgents overran Afghanistan, some from the Muslim community in India celebrated the prospect of a hardline Islamic nation's rebirth after two decades. But thinking minds of the same community in India are red-flagging such outpourings as meaningless, irrelevant and muddled.  

Afghanistan: Ignominious Retreat

United States (US) Army Major General Chris Donahue, Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, became the last US service member to leave Afghanistan, when he boarded a C-17 transport plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. The last US troops thus left Afghan soil exactly 12-days before the September 11, 2021, deadline originally set by the US President Joe Biden, and a day before Biden’s revised date for the mission’s end and evacuation, August 31.