Ashis Ray

International

More diplomacy won’t stop the advance of the Taliban

The Taliban can only instigate regime change by force and by buying off nearby powers

By Ashis Ray

International

Will Afghanistan fall to the Taliban?

You would hope that the Afghan public is strenuously opposed to a return to an intolerant caliphate

By Ashis Ray

International

Myanmar is on the brink of civil war

The regime’s terror tactics have failed to deter defiance — there is daily, escalating unrest in the cities

By Ashis Ray

International

Myanmar’s killing fields and the weakness of the West

If the massacre on Saturday was not sufficiently barbaric, there are reports that security men opened fire at a funeral for one of the victims

By Ashis Ray

International

Will Modi’s ceasefire with Pakistan last?

The geopolitical dynamic has changed considerably in two years

By Ashis Ray

International

Will Burma’s Buddhist monks help bring an end to the military coup?

There has not been genuine civilian government in Burma since the military coup in 1962

By Ashis Ray

International

Will Myanmar’s military get away with their coup?

The men in uniform struck just before the first sitting of the new parliament

By Ashis Ray

Could COVID give rise to a theocratic India?

Modi prescribed obscurantist religious practices to drive away evil spirits

By Ashis Ray

China

India and China are on a path to war

Xi’s shock treatment signals the death of ‘peace and tranquillity’ and a resumption of a cold war between the Asian giants

By Ashis Ray

India-Pakistan relations have reached rock bottom

Ironically, Modi has vindicated Pakistan’s existence by creating a de facto Hindu India

By Ashis Ray

Science & Tech

Does Facebook hold the key to the Rohingya genocide?

The nature of the deadly crackdown in Burma has made obtaining evidence a difficult task

By Ashis Ray

China

Modi’s muted response to China is infuriating Indians

Xi has clearly bided his time and has chosen an optimum time to act

By Ashis Ray

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