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A Mistaken Identity: Muslim Radicalism as a Complex Phenomenon

Paper No 5734                            Dated 27-Jun-2014

Guest Column By Moorthy S. Muthuswamy Ph.D.(The views expressed are author's own)

If the above premise holds true, the coming years promise a new and potentially fruitful approach to mitigating the threat of ever-growing violent Muslim radicalism.

First, some background.

Pakistan: Ten Days after 'comprehensive' Operations in North Waziristan:

Paper No. 5732       Dated 27-Jun-2014
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
 
Though intensive operations against the TTP commenced on 23rd May 2014, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) formally christened the operation as “Zarb-e-Azb” on 15th of June.  This was a week after the  audacious attack by the TTP on Karachi International Airport on the morning of 8th June. 
 

Why violent attacks continue against Muslims in Sri Lanka? – Update No 246

Note No. 720                                               Dated 16-Jun-2014

By Col R Hariharan

“Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero addressing the rally in Aluthgama yesterday, referred to Muslims in derogatory terms and accused sections of the Government of being in collaboration with the Muslim Community. “

CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT IN DELHI- Failure of Vote Bank Politics?

Paper No. 5717                                         Dated 05-Jun-2014

By R. Upahyay

Collapse of Islamic Empire and partition of Indian sub-continent are the two eventful chapters of the post-Mogul history of India. 

Sri Lanka: Tweaking the Muslims – Update No. 243

Note No. 715                                           Dated 22-Apr-2014

By Col R. Hariharan

Why Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa is tweaking the Muslim community, which by and large had been his loyal political partner?

Maldives and the Future of the MDP:

Paper No. 5680             Dated 2-Apr-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

A day after the election results to the Majlis were announced, former Nasheed declared that the MDP would need restructuring and a new leadership. The Chairman of the party Reeko Manik resigned from his post over the election debacle and Nasheed has been made ‘acting President’ for the time being.

Bangladesh: The Importance of Being Tarique Rahman

Paper No.5652          Dated 23-Feb-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

To many, the title of this article would be a stupid statement. Tarique Rahman, the older son of late President Zia-ur-Rahman, the founder of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP), and Begum Khaleda Zia, Chairperson of the BNP and two time prime minister of Bangladesh, is the Vice Chairman of the BNP.

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