Opinion

March 16, 2019
March 16, 2019

46th OIC-CFM: Reform or aberration?

The 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from March 1-2, 2019 with the motto “50 years of Islamic Cooperation:...

March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

Kashmir conflict: Still no end in sight

The suicide attack in Pulwama on February 14, 2019 that killed 42 Indian soldiers and wounded dozens sparked off tensions between India and Pakistan. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM),

January 20, 2019
January 20, 2019

Brexit Deal lands Britain in a political mess

The British House of Commons on January 15 voted to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Deal by 432 votes to 202. The vote came after 200 speeches spread over eight days of fractious...

December 6, 2018
December 6, 2018

Return of French revolutionary zeal

France is famous for the French Revolution of 1789, which overthrew the monarchy. It has a long history of protest movements which flare every now and then, opposing everything from reforming...

November 18, 2018
November 18, 2018

Dramatic twists in Sri Lanka's political turmoil

Ever since President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister on October 26, there have been...

November 11, 2018
November 11, 2018

US Midterms: Donald Trump risks becoming a lame-duck President

The Democrats won 223 seats (218 needed for majority) in the 435-seat House of Representatives. While in the 100-seat Senate the Republicans retained their thin majority with 51 to 46 seats. When...

October 31, 2018
October 31, 2018

A constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, in a sudden unconstitutional move, dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed his nemesis and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the...

October 17, 2018
October 17, 2018

Afghan elections in the backdrop of fear and violence

War-weary Afghani-stan is scheduled to go to polls on October 20, 2018 to elect a new parliament after almost three years' delay.

October 4, 2018
October 4, 2018

Theresa May in trouble over Brexit

Britain's PM Theresa May is in deep trouble with the Brexit plan. She may not only be forced to agree to a second referendum over Brexit but may also lose her prime ministership.

September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018

Maldives turns over a new leaf

It has been a turbulent year for the paradise islands of Maldives. The presidential election held on September 23, 2018 was in many ways a referendum on incumbent President Abdulla Yameen's...