Jerusalem, The Final Nail in The Coffin
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Jerusalem, The Final Nail in The Coffin

In October, Britain announced a yearlong celebration of the Balfour Declaration at its centenary. In the first week of December, the US announced its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Considering the already ablaze situation in the Middle East and…

Israel in Kashmir?
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Israel in Kashmir?

[caption id="attachment_6883" align="aligncenter" width="711"] Asif Iqbal with Indian delegation to Israel. Asif Iqbal,a high profile figure among diplomatic circles in India heads Indo-Israel Friendship Society. He was earlier honorary consul general of Republic of Surinam for South India. Iqbal also…

The 1971 War – Revisiting India’s Victory
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The 1971 War – Revisiting India’s Victory

'Defense of the East lies in the West', was the strategic concept outlined by Gen. Ayub Khan in the late fifties, as lame as it seems today, also shows the latent inclination of the West to prioritize itself in contrast…

Abraham’s Father in The Qur’an
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Abraham’s Father in The Qur’an

Prelude - Abraham “Verily Abraham was a nation in himself, devout for Allah, inclined and not was he an idolater.” (16:120) This statement defines two things, the character of Abraham, inclined towards a greater subjective ideal, and the characteristics of…

India China US Triangle
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India China US Triangle

As nations we all are derivatives of our cultures and civilization but if one wants to see a state wedged-in in pristine culture you could see the examples of India and China. Cultural preponderance and centuries-old civilizational heritage make the…

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Debating Article-35A

  Many moderates in India had dreaded the rise of BJP in the Indian high offices that it will bring in its blind lust of Hindutva, chaos and rift in Indian society. This anticipation proved very true in case of…

Truth about Sunni Genocide in Iraq
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Truth about Sunni Genocide in Iraq

Evil thrives in darkness! When a country has been a war-zone for 14 years, when there is no possibility of a civil governance, when infrastructure barely exists anymore, and when the only media that can inform the outside world is…

‘Quaid was just as secular as Islam is’
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‘Quaid was just as secular as Islam is’

As we turn the pages of history to remind us how the miracle of the birth of a nation-state was possible; and how history is actually made within the churns and jostles of everyday life; we see idea and fervor…

Modi Netanyahu Bromance – How Deep?
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Modi Netanyahu Bromance – How Deep?

On the eve of Indian Pime Minister Narendra Modi’s “historic” visit to Israel, an Israeli foreign ministry official said that his country supports India against terrorism emanating from Pakistan “hook, line and sinker”, and is “not asking for a quid…

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The Qatar Crisis

July last year, US released its 9/11 Congressional report implicating US intelligence belief that Saudi officials may have had multiple contacts with some of the 9/11 hijackers. In response Saudi Foreign Minister Al-Juberi threatened Washington that his country would be…

Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm
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Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

With swift changes in geopolitics caused by the shuffling of ‘interests’ and opportunities, foreign policy has become more unpredictable and the ideological standings of nations is often blurred by the smudging effect of survival-ism in the global competitive market. In…

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Mind – The Hard Problem

How the mind works – is an absolute mystery to mankind. Though it is not the only ‘hard problem’, there are many others. For instance there are all the irreducible fundamentals or universals, like time, space and force that cannot…