There are ominous indications that Europe has already moved to the ideological right, threatening the integrity and future of the EU itself. If the founders of the EU and its liberal ideals also move to the far right in 2017, it could sound the death knell for cherished ideals of European integration, writes Bhaswati Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.
Along with moral education, exemplary role models in the family, community and in the government can become the source of motivation for younger generation of Bangladesh against corruption, writes Kazi Mukitul for South Asia Monitor.
Bangladesh has always been a divided society where one section of the population is secular but there is also a section which has been extremist. This extremist section seems to be growing in strength as influence of radical ideology has grown worldwide, writes Anand Kumar for South Asia Monitor.
Recent Taliban attacks in Afghanistan are a clear sign of growing extremist movements in the country in the post-transition period. If this trend continues, it is likely to result in deterioration of the whole security scenario in Asia, writes Rajarshi Chakraborty for South Asia Monitor.
Whatever the pulls and pushes in the ongoing Great Game in Afghanistan, China is capitalising on the US-Russia estrangement by drawing Russia closer to herself and her protégé Pakistan, writes Lt Gen P.C. Katoch (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor.
Nepal's Constitution Amendment Bill requires at least a two-thirds majority vote in Parliament for endorsement. As the main opposition CPN-UML has objected to the amendment and the agitating UDMF remains non-committal towards it, it is uncertain whether the bill would secure passage in Parliament, writes S. Binodkumar Singh for South Asia Monitor.
The stark reality is that we, as a nation, are not prepared to meet the challenges posed by the hybrid threats from our adversaries, writes Brig Anil Gupta (Retd) for South Asia Monitor.
There is scope for increased earning and better mutual understanding through enhanced India-Pakistan trade. Low volume of bilateral trade is going to hurt India more than it can inconvenience Pakistan's economic interests, writes Amitava Mukherjee for South Asia Monitor.
India’s improved ties with Japan would serve economic prosperity of both countries. Better India-Japan relationship is bound to strengthen the Indian economy, thereby improving regional prosperity, writes Sanjay Kumar Kar for South Asia Monitor.
It will also feature glimpses of Indian traditional, folk and tribal art such as Gond, Madhubani and Pattachitra paintings.
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Some South African generals, allied with the British forces, sought segregation from the enlisted men, all blacks, after being taken prisoners of war. The surprised German commander told them firmly that they would have to share the same quarte...
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