In this first installment in our three part series examining the road ahead for India towards 2020, Syed Mafiz Kamal explores and discusses the domestic and international drivers that will be largely responsible for shaping the future of the world’s largest democracy.
Three very thought provoking poems, that shed light into the the depths of the human consciousness. A must read for all poetry enthusiasts.
Alochonaa continues to present Gaza War Diary written by Rasha from Gaza. Rasha continues to share with the wider community the ongoing situation in Gaza, with each diary entry focusing on how the ongoing violence is impacting ordinary Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. In this entry Rasha writes on the daily struggle to stay alive in Gaza since Israel intensified its offensive with ground forces.
Simon Katterl critically evaluates Australia’s response to asylum seekers. He argues that governments have become increasingly adept at “othering” refugees and evading accountability.
Professor Mark n Katz opines that if one follows the thinking pattern of the Brezhnev era Soviet military they would able to accurately understand new types of conflict unfolding in Syria.
In light of the tragic shooting down of a passenger airlines of the Malaysian Airlines– MH 17 in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict zone, author Liam Maddrell argues that this is not the first time that political conflicts have jeopardised the safety of the civil aviation. He illustrates two cases- (a) shooting down of a Korean passenger flight by the Soviets in 1983 and (b) the case of an Iranian passenger flight taken down by the Americans in 1988. He argues that lessons from these incidents provide ominous omens for any potential investigations.
Alochonaa continues to present Gaza War Diary written by Rasha from Gaza. Rasha continues to share with the wider community the ongoing situation in Gaza, with each diary entry focusing on how the ongoing violence is impacting ordinary Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. In this entry Rasha highlights the added difficulties for Palestinians fasting during the holy month of Ramadan under a period of hostility and fire.
The Israeli cabinet may have approved Egypt’s now failed truce plan for Gaza but whether or not Hamas agreed is of little consequence for achieving peace writes Associate Professor of Griffith University Dr. Halim Rane.