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Is Cosmopolitanism Dead? The View from Bangladesh

Paper No. 6256                                  Dated 12-May-2017

By Kazi Anwarul Masud                                                       

All India Muslim Personal Law Board – Leading the third Mullhas’ war against reform in Muslim Personal Laws

Paper No. 6255                                  Dated 11-May-2017

By R. Upadhyay

At a time when there is a spurt in the intellectual debates on Muslim Personal Laws and when the whole country particularly the Muslim women are eagerly waiting for the outcome of the day to day hearing of Supreme Court hearing of a case on triple talaq from May 11, remarks of Allahabad High Court on May 9 should be of interest.

Is the Clash of Civilization Real?

Paper No. 6254                                  Dated 11-May-2015                  

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

While there can be no defense for the terrorism and despicable brutalities perpetrated by the al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, ISIS and their likes the international community should remain conscious of the risks of identity politics by marginalized segment of societies on grounds of religion.

‘Sunni Muslim NATO Alliance’ 2017 commanded by former Pak Army Chief reviewed

Paper No. 6253                                Dated 08-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) sponsored by Saudi Arabia which is a misnomer as it is essentially a “Sunni Muslim NATO Alliance” has finally emerged in May 2017 commanded by former Pak Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif.

Examining the Strategy behind China’s OBOR

Paper No. 6252                                   Dated 04-May-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

On May 14, representatives of 110 countries would be gathered in Beijing in one of the biggest international summits, to listen and discuss China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.  Around 28 national leaders from Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Turkey, and several from the West and Africa would be in attendance. 

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Paper No. 6251                                  Dated 04-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security.

China’s Duplicity in Restraining North Korea’s Nuclear Adventurism

Paper No. 6250                                  Dated 01-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States and the Trump Administration reflect great naivety when publicly asserting that a China duplicitous for decades on North Korea’s nuclear adventurism will now cooperate with the United States in checkmating North Korea.

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