Ziaus Shams Chowdhury

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

Israel's election and the Palestinians' future

Looking at the outcome of the recent election in Israel, the only thing that concerns us is what it implies for the already fading hope

April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019

Can BJP retain power in the election?

The populist wave that swept BJP to power in 2014 Indian election, led by Mr Narendra Modi, has waned considerably after five years at

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Can Ardern and New Zealand's humanity awaken the world's conscience?

People who care for a tolerant and peaceful world and recognise that our peaceful existence is under threat cannot abdicate their responsibility to address the challenge facing us.

March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019

Brexit and Britain's endless turmoil

As UK struggles with the complex process of how to end its membership in European Union, with the exit date of March 31 just a few days away, the nation is being torn apart by mindboggling uncertainties.

March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019

Populism and how it impacts democracy

In recent times, the socio-political scenes in scores of countries around the world have been turning toxic. A creeping polarisation among political forces is taking hold, accompanied by a culture of demonising the adversaries, use of vitriolic and bareknuckle hate rhetoric.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Indo-Pak flare-up has dangerous portents

The sudden eruption of a combustible situation between India and Pakistan has quite understandably concentrated anxious attention from everywhere in the globe. There are a raft of good reasons why the crisis that has emerged could spiral out of control into something horrific.

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Looking at some of the dynamics of India's Lok Sabha election

Some historical glimpses shed a very interesting light on the enormous changes that have taken place in India's political landscape

February 7, 2019
February 7, 2019

Venezuelan crisis is more than just a domestic issue

Those who follow global events could not have failed to notice the tragic spectacle unfolding in Venezuela. The Latin American country has been riven by an internal political turmoil recently.

January 30, 2019
January 30, 2019

Mueller investigation and Trump's turbulent new year

For the last couple of years or so, the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election has been in steady media limelight.

January 20, 2019
January 20, 2019

The never-ending wall stalemate

A nail-biting drama is unfolding over US President Donald Trump's inflexible demand for a wall on the US-Mexico border and the Democratic-led Congress's equally resolute refusal to give him the money.