military

The Afghanistan Papers: a Secret History of war

Analyzing 20 years of US-Afghan war

Book Name: The Afghanistan Papers : A Secret History of the War Author: Craig Whitlock  The crashing of hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and on Pentagon on September 11, 2001, by the reported hijackers of Al-Qaeda alarmed the Americans about their safety in this isolated continental mainland which had not faced any direct […]

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Pakistan, strategy, grand. India, book,

Steering Pakistan in a zig zag World

Book Name: Pakistan and a World in Disorder : A Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century Author: Javid Husain Pakistan with a 250 million population having an area of 882000 square kilometers is the second largest South Asian country by area. With its independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, Pakistan has been an important

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The Political Economy of Ngos : State Formation in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, book, Jude L. Fernando,

NGOs Economy; a new -complex born

The emergence and influence of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in developing countries has always been considered both an asset as well as a liability.  They existed throughout human history in one form or another. Before the 20th century, some good Samaritans helped their fellows in their capacity. However, the first joint consortium or collaborating body in

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Media as Politics in South Asia, book, channels, TVs, media,

Media as arbiter between masses and state

Book Name: Media as Politics in South Asia Editors: Sahana Udupa, Stephen McDowell Can we imagine a society that is immune or at least less influenced by the impact of media both traditional and non-traditional?  Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad were the media of their times hymning to the war heroes. The same techniques and tactics

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Netting the Terrorism in South Asia

Netting the Terrorism in South Asia

Book Name; The Politics of counter-terrorism in India, Strategic Intelligence and National security in South Asia. Author; Prem Mahadevan A good read for those interested in the Indian politics after Mumbai attack, 2008. The India blame on Pakistan for providing “necessary support” to the perpetrators of these attacks further strained the already tensed relations between

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US, Army, Afghanistan, war, book,

The self-punching Magalomania of powerfulness

Book Name; Hubris, Self-interest, and America’s Failed war in Afghanistan; the Self-sustaining Overreach. Author; Thomas P. Cavanna. The book is solely focused on one of the longest war of America fought after cold war… Though initially the dreaded American military power gave an upper hand bad victory to it in this mountainous country. It was

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circles, coups, Bangladesh,

Bangladesh, the Circle of Coups

Book Name; Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: International Relations and Regional Tensions in South Asia. Author; Kathryn Jacques. The book in review provides an analytical study of Bangladesh with its immediate neighbour India and former West Pakistan (now Pakistan) from whom it seceded in 1971 war.  The 15 years period from 1975 to 1990 is considered

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