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    The Hindu-Muslim divide and the 1947 partition of India

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    IHAD been posted to the Bangladesh high commission in New Delhi from September 1983 to July i986. When I went to India, Indira Gandhi was the Indian prime minister....

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    Russia, China build up a new economic geography

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    ON NOVEMBER 8, Russia’s large mining group Norilsk Nickel announced it had begun operations at a new state-of-the-art Bystrinsky mining and processing plant outside of Chita in Russia’s Zabaykalsky Krai...

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    The quiet battle for control of the internet

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    EARLIER this fall, on the morning of September 20, Spanish police raided the offices of the organisation in charge of managing the domain name commonly used by Catalonian web sites, ‘.cat’....

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    Disciplining of police force needs systemic flaws to be addressed

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    MORE than a third of the 2,00,000 law enforcers coming to be punished for their aberrations from the law in the past five years, as New Age reported on Thursday, belies the formal statements that police authorities come up with to explain such incidents of police crime and corruption as ‘stray incidents....

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    Measures needed to rein in antibiotic use in livestock

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    THE arbitrary use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry for the prevention of disease and fattening poses serious risks to humans...

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    ASEAN fails as corporate interest dominates

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    THE 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, the Philippines, ended on November 14, 2017. There was the usual fanfare and show of unity as well as a largely ceremonial communiqué of ‘lofty’ but bland good wishes....

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    An itinerary in search of a strategy

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    Parsing Donald Trump’s statements and Twitter posts through his 12-day, five-nation tour of Asia — the longest for a US president in 25 years — to decipher a new American strategy towards the region can be taxing unless the idea is to cherry-pick and substantiate pre-existing notions...

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    Catalonia and the art of differential diagnosis

    by Thomas S Harrington | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    AS IN the sound practice of medicine, the key to generating useful political analysis lies in the art of differential diagnosis. This is especially true in times of apparent epidemics....

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