Volume 2, No. 11, November 2020
Editor: Rashed Rahman
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
Censorship and repression are the last refuge of tyrants with shaky foundations. They simply neither have the self-belief nor the acumen to understand that the true strength of any system lies with the people. All they are good at is antagonising the sovereign (the people) and ending up invariably and inevitably being defeated by them. History is testament to this fact..
The recent wave of surprise protests1 in Egypt present a rare challenge to Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s iron rule. The demonstrations were sparked by videos..
Iran’s military intervention in the Syrian conflict and its zealous support for Shi’ite movements in the Middle East are part of a long term strategy through which Tehran seeks to establish a permanent foothold in Arab countries either with a Shi’ite majority..
The 1960s of the last century were a period of social, cultural and political turmoil that changed the world in many ways while failing to change it in other aspects of that generation’s aspirations. It was a period when youth revolted against the values of their parents and elders. In the west, particularly the US, the long period of deprivation beginning with the Great Depression of the late..
Kashmir, the Postcolonial State, and the internal political dynamic
South Asia stands once more on the brink of Armageddon. The fraught situation in Kashmir brought about by Modi’s government, the risks attendant on the situation, and Pakistan’s options are examined in Rashed Rahman’s article, The Kashmir crisis, with not very hopeful prognoses from Pakistan’s point of view..
The object of this article is to raise some fundamental questions about the classical Marxist theory of the State in the context of postcolonial societies. The argument is premised on the historical specificity of postcolonial societies, a specificity which arises from structural changes brought about by the colonial experience and alignments of classes and by the superstructures of political and..
Kashmir is on a heightened boil again after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government unilaterally revoked Article 370 of its Constitution (according a special autonomous status to Kashmir) as well as Article 35A that protected the ..