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Anjem Choudary. Photo Wikipedia Commons.
Anjem Choudary. Photo Wikipedia Commons.


‘Britain Belongs To Allah': Anjem Choudary And His Supporters – Analysis

By Tuva Julie Engebrethsen Smith “We don’t abide by British rule.” “Sharia is the law of God, and should be implemented in the whole world.” “The ‘flag of Sharia’ will eventually fly over Downing Street.” These are statements voiced by the radical preacher, Anjem Choudary, in the UK. What do Choudary and his supporters seek? […]

China flag
China flag


China, Afghanistan And Pakistan Dialogue: Eyes Wide Shut? – Analysis

A two-day track 1.5 dialogue between China, Afghanistan and Pakistan was organized by Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) in Islamabad on Oct 19-20, 2014. Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong, Afghan Ambassador Janan Mosazai, Chairman of the PCI Mushahid Hussain and other strategic analysts, academicians and diplomats attended the dialogue to discuss the current security and political […]

Map of Kashmir showing disputed territories
Map of Kashmir showing disputed territories


Border Firing: Time Pakistan Realised That Terms Of Engagement Have Changed – Analysis

By Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty Pakistan’s army chief Raheel Sharif railed against India recently, saying Pakistan will give a “befitting response” to any aggressor. He also warned that there will be no peace in South Asia unless the Kashmir issue is resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions. Lest he sounds too aggressive, the army chief […]

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh


Rise Of Religious Extremism In Bangladesh: A Threat To Region – Analysis

By Rupak Bhattacharjee The Oct 2 blast in Burdwan, West Bengal, has startled the security establishment as the international jihadi outfits’ nefarious designs to destabilise South Asia have come to the fore. West Bengal has often been used as a transit corridor by the Islamic militants to carry out subversive acts in neighbouring Bangladesh. But […]

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan: In The Spotlight Of The ‘Old World’ – Analysis

Steinmeier’s visit is a clear signal of the importance that Germany attaches to the South Caucasus region. By Fuad Huseynzada (BAKU, Azerbaijan) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Azerbaijan as part of his official tour in the South Caucasus countries. The negotiations of Steinmeier, one of the key figures in the EU foreign policy, […]

China - India relations
China - India relations


Why Is Chinese Investment In India So Low? – Analysis

By Peter Martin Among Delhi policy circles, the dominant response to Xi Jinping’s recent India visit was one of disappointment. Dissatisfaction at Chinese military provocations along the Indian border was certainly understandable. Disappointment at the 20 billion dollars of investment that Xi announced, however, seems harder to justify. True, the figure is substantially less than […]