In this powerful analysis, Professor Ali Riaz explains the legacy, logic and construction of Indian foreign policy to Bangladesh and South Asia. In this article, Dr. Riaz argues that India and Bangladesh have mispercieved each other and that an accord between the two states is possible, even as India persues great power status.
Nishadee Liyanage reflects on her identity disconnect of growing up in Australia and being raised to be Sinhalese Sri Lankan. As the daughter of Sinhalese Sri Lankan immigrants to Australia, Nisha critically evaluates the current Australian asylum seeker policies.
Drawing from his own experiences in Timor Leste, Simon Katterl critically evaluates the structural flaws of the volunteer aid and tourism trend, known as ‘voluntourism’. The author argues there is a lack of accountability available to the recipients of aid – if the aid organisation fails, there is no recourse for aid recipients. While aid organisations must self-impose such regulations, it is currently unclear what ethos prevail in ‘voluntourism’.
This is a brief historical narrative about the evolution of the Indian Space program by Kartik Bommakanti. According to the author, Vikram Sarabhai, the late Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) played a key role in expansion of the ISRO that achieved the “requisite technical proficiency for Research and Development (R&D) of all complex satellite systems.”
In this analysis, Dr. Simon Leitch downplays the risk of Russia’s further extension beyond Crimea.In Leitch’s words: “If I were in Putin’s shoes right now I would be happy with things the way they are. Crimea in the pocket, NATO humiliated and Ukraine politically divided – it’s a good week’s work for the Kremlin.”
Nusaybah Yusuf in this concluding part of Alochonaa’s Madrassa series, explains how Islamic schools in Bangladesh have contributed to the increased access in education and added value to student lives in a context public spending for education is low and poverty is widespread.