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Feminism and the media- Looking at Europe

Feminism and the media- Looking at Europe

March 8, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Despite the world witnessing the three waves of the feminist movement over a century, the quest for gender equality remains an unfinished agenda. In the 21st century, this agenda has further meshed with the unique context of the globalised politics of our digital age. Therefore, making public representation and narrativesRead More

Trump and Africa: The continent must respond

Trump and Africa: The continent must respond

March 5, 2018 at 7:23 PM

Despite traditionally occupying a peripheral spot in US foreign policy, Africa received relatively increased attention over the last decades under the Bush and Obama administrations. The election of President Donald Trump signaled a potential turning point in U.S. foreign policy – one that would be more nationalist and focus lessRead More

Lessons from Zimbabwe: Neo-Coup D’états and Africa’s Future

Lessons from Zimbabwe: Neo-Coup D’états and Africa’s Future

March 2, 2018 at 2:11 PM

After 37 years in office, Robert Mugabe’s fall was sudden and unexpected. On November 24, millions of Zimbabweans gathered in their capital, Harare, and around their television sets to witness what many of them had come to accept as impossible, at least in Mugabe’s lifetime – a new Zimbabwean president.Read More

India: Banking system failures and the open questions post PNB

India: Banking system failures and the open questions post PNB

February 26, 2018 at 2:01 PM

In a regulatory filing on 16th February 2018, Punjab National Bank (PNB) reported a Rs. 11, 394 Cr ($1.77 billion) fraud. Companies owned by diamond merchants Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi are alleged to have swindled such enormous amounts by conniving with PNB branch officials and issuing unauthorized letters ofRead More

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

February 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace. ~ Tacitus, Life of Agricola, Book 30 Led to write this piece by the recent attacks in Kabul (Three in the last week of January), I wonder ifRead More

Finding Refuge: The story of a boy and a nation

Finding Refuge: The story of a boy and a nation

January 29, 2018 at 2:48 PM

Countries that once led the way are now starting to let the world down. No, this isn’t another tale of post-Trump USA or the AfD or the BJP or Temer (This is not a short list). If you’ll allow me, through this OpEd, I want to look at Norway, WasimRead More

Paving the road to Kabul

Paving the road to Kabul

January 29, 2018 at 12:41 PM

President Trump, as Commander in Chief of the United States, put forward a long-awaited strategy for resolving the conflict in Afghanistan and tried to give a clear definition of ‘victory’ in the first of his statements marking the US policy on the embattled region. Soon after taking office in January 2017,Read More

Russia’s greatest weapon

Russia’s greatest weapon

January 26, 2018 at 12:48 PM

Russia today is one of the top weapons manufacturer in the world, its weapons are, however, not limited to arms and ammunition but have extended to the state manufacturing of disinformation. The disinformation campaign is a very 21st century form of weapon based on the increased and instant access toRead More

India: Changing the tone on menstruation

India: Changing the tone on menstruation

January 22, 2018 at 6:28 AM

The manifold disadvantages and discrimination continue to plague women in many parts of the world. Women are still regarded to be objects of repression in various countries especially India.  Despite stringent laws for the protection of women, they continue to be the victims of violence and harassment. Be it inRead More

14th EU-India Summit: Mark of a new beginning

14th EU-India Summit: Mark of a new beginning

January 15, 2018 at 5:39 PM

The only constant in the field of international relations is a changing world order – changing in terms of partnership, alliances and power equations – it acts as a defining feature of the world structure and relations of that time period. So how does the European Union’s (EU) relation withRead More