Maldives’ Yameen goes rogue, time for India to play gunboat diplomacy

On November 3, 1988, Abdullah Luthufi, a once-prominent Maldivian businessman, allegedly in connivance with Ibrahim Nasir, the country’s former president, hired about 100 gunmen from the People’s Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam – one of several secessionist Tamil groups fighting for a separate homeland in Sri Lanka during that time – and led them to… Read More »

Doklam stand-off: China yields, but India can’t afford to relax

On August 28, India’s ministry of external affairs (MEA) and China’s ministry of foreign affairs announced the end of the stand-off between the troops of the two countries at Doka La in Doklam (Donglam for Chinese) area’s Dolam plateau, which is at the India-Tibet-Bhutan trijunction near the Indian state of Sikkim. The whole area falls… Read More »

World must not fail Rohingya Muslims facing genocide in Myanmar

Today, the wretched Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are again facing a genocidal campaign against them by the Burmese government. The recent wave of atrocities against them started with the killing of nine Burmese policemen in Rakhine State by alleged Rohingya “insurgent terrorists” on October 9, 2016. Since then, tens of thousands of Burmese troops have… Read More »