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BY ASAD MIRZA NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Recent outreach activities by Muslim leaders across India relays very disturbing and hopeless signs, instead of formulating a strategy to unify the Indian Muslims, these leaders are hell bent on further dividing them into

BY CHAYANIKA SAXENA The fall of Afghanistan to a puritanical group, the Afghan Taliban, has brought with it a host of challenges not only for the war-ravaged country itself but for the larger geopolitical dynamics in the South Asian region. On

BY ASAD MIRZA After working on devising methods to counter move OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), US lawmakers have at last succeeded in bringing about a legislation, which could effectively counter the OPEC hegemony and any challenge to American

BY D.C. PATHAK A nation's strategic approach is meant to take care of the security and economic interests of the country and it is truly remarkable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policy on international relations has stood its ground amid a

BY D.C. PATHAK The end of the Cold War marked the beginning of an era of covert offensives, externally instigated insurgencies, and proxy wars. Interestingly, even a military intrusion like the one ordered by President Putin in Ukraine two months ago,

By N.C. BIPINDRA Of late, China has raised security concerns in the Indian Ocean region with strategic military sales like submarines to Bangladesh and Pakistan. China contends to be a key defense exporter to many Asian and Southeast Asian countries in

By D.C.PATHAK The April 7 ruling of the Supreme Court of Pakistan culminating in the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan the subsequent election of Shehbaz Sharif as the new Prime Minister -- all significantly mark the emergence of a new

By ASAD MIRZA The regional economic and political developments may have a near-immediate effect on the Indian economy, apart from the internal pressures. The recent regional economic and political crises in south Asia, most of them in immediate neighbors of India, have

By NEERA KUCKREJA SOHONI On April 11, Biden held a virtual meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi - ostensibly to commend India’s humanitarian support to Ukraine, but subtly to put India on the spot for its reluctance to openly side

By DEEPIKA BHAN A video that went viral from the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar after the Friday prayers on April 8 may be a manifestation of the bitter truth that all is not hunky-dory in Kashmir. Terrorists continue to choose their

By D.C. PATHAK The ongoing Ukraine-Russia military confrontation has had the world community focus its attention on the moves of the US and Russia as the opposing powers, the role of China that remained firmly inclined towards Russia but did not

By DEEPIKA BHAN In the din surrounding 'The Kashmir Files', Kashmiri Pandits seem to be fighting a lonely battle for justice. Yes, the movie has brought out a lot of empathy for the community, but the politics being played out over

By DEEPIKA BHAN NEW DELHI (IANS) - The downfall of the administrative and political set up in Kashmir in the late 1980s and early 1990s had a direct bearing on the rise of militancy, which was fully aided and abetted by

By D.C. PATHAK In a democracy, all citizens are on the same footing in the eyes of the state in terms of freedom of religion, equality of civic rights and grant of electoral choice at the time of political contests, whether

By AMJAD AYUB MIRZA The movie released in India called 'The Kashmir Files' is a brave attempt to reveal the atrocities committed by the Pakistan sponsored Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front and other Jihadi proxies and with conformity of a significant number

By ROBINDER SACHDEV When the US National Security Advisor and his NSA counterpart from China, and their delegations met in Rome on Mar. 14, the date invoked the phrase - Beware the Ides of March. Therefore, in the spirit of a Shakespearean

By DEEPIKA BHAN, IANS As the US-EU combine came out with a slew of sanctions against Russia and big tech companies followed suit enthusiastically, the stark reality hit home. The West can use financial and social media platforms as weapons against

By AMJAD AYUB MIRZA It was a cold night with subzero temperature on Mar. 2 when a police convoy arrived outside the office of Rawalakot Commissioner in Pakistan occupied Jammu Kashmir (PoJK). More than two dozen political activists and members of

By GHULAM OSMANYAGHMA From time to time, international institutions and organizations seek access to the concentration camps to inspect the Uyghur genocide. China has thus far not granted them access, however if they did, would the truth be uncovered? These groups

By Robert Grant Deaths related to COVID-19 were more than twice as high among Black, Latino, and Native American people as among whites in 2020, according to new research out from the National Cancer Institute. It's only the latest reminder of the

By JAVED BEIGH Kashmir was once again rocked by yet another shocking case of acid attack on a young Kashmiri girl by a Kashmiri man, who was angry at the girl for refusing his advances. The girl has been admitted to

By ASAD MIRZA The Russian strategy in the ongoing Ukrainian crisis is aimed at not allowing NATO to accept Ukraine as its member. The ongoing war of nerves and escalating tensions between the US and Russia over Ukraine has entered its fourth

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky By MAJOR GENERAL S.B. ASTHANA Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declares Feb. 16, 2022 as 'Day of Unity' apprehending Russian invasion based on US assessment, after speaking to his American counterpart Joe Biden about Russia’s military buildup along Ukraine’s

China has agreed to extend several loans to Pakistan but China will be promoting its own agenda even as the debt burden of Pakistan increases. Seen above, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (IANS photo) By ASAD MIRZA Pakistan’s

India's ties with Central Asia can be traced back to the ancient Silk Road, along which goods, people, and ideas flowed. Geographically Central Asia has been at the intersection of crucial political and economic transformations for centuries. While the dissolution