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Why the Current Incarnation of ISIS Is No Joke

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Allowing Iraq's vast oil reserves to fall into the hands of the most extreme Muslim terror group in the world is just not good for world stability. Allowing a Killing Fields type of ethnic cleansing of Iraq is not good on pure humanitarian grounds.

Teenage War Survivor Gives Me Hope

Search for Common Ground | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

I'll never forget the story of two girls in particular, no more than 15 years old. Pushpa was a Dalit, an untouchable, and Susheela was a Brahmin, the priest and artisan caste. In their communities, this meant absolutely no mixing together. Their friendship challenged long-held traditions.

À la vie: From Lévy to Lévy, the Lives of Benny Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I say that he was one of the most impressive people that I have ever had the privilege of meeting, a man whose absence leaves a void that nothing can fill, or probably ever will.

Arundhati Roy, India's Conscience?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Where art thou, Arundhati Roy? The silence of India's only winner of the Booker Prize is deafening after the country's Maoists, whom she strongly supports, massacred a number of senior politicians recently.

India-Nepal: Sins of Omission & Commission

Aparna Pande | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Aparna Pande

India's relations with its neighbors in South Asia -- all of whom are smaller in size than India -- have never been amicable and tension-free. India has often acted as the big brother and not taken adequate notice of how its behavior is perceived in these countries.

Nepal's New Prime Minister Aims To Complete Nation's Peace Process

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — The deputy leader of Nepal's former Maoist rebels took the oath of office as prime minister Monday and began forming a governm...

Life Sentence for Indian Activist Shocks Nation

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

The life sentence handed to Indian activist, Binayak Sen, for committing treason has been condemned by the Indian public as well as intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Amartya Sen.

Children in Conflicts: Big Challenges, Small Solutions

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Out of the many insurgent outfits recruiting children, the U.N. has been able to reach out to only a handful. The scale of atrocities dwarfs the efforts made by humanitarian organizations to stop them.

Are Indian Books Romanticizing Maoist Rebels?

The Washington Post | Shilpa Jamkhandikar and Rina Chandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

They have been called India's biggest enemy, but Maoist rebels are also the unlikely subjects of a recent rash of movies and books that some say are r...

'God Of Small Things' Author Arundhati Roy | Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Booker Prize-winning author is facing a police investigation over her links with Maoist insurgents behind the massacre of more than 70 soldiers....

Arundhati Roy's Version of Disaster in "This Year of India"

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Arundhati Roy is giving us "the other side of the story" in this "Year of India" at Brown University and elsewhere. Media consumers in the US don't g...

India's Civil Wars

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mira Kamdar

The Maoists have flourished in areas where the government of India has virtually abandoned the rural poor. These populations are completely cut off from the economically vibrant, rapidly growing India.

Indian Maoist Rebels Kill 27 Police Officers In Ambush

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than two dozen police officers and a rural police chief were killed in two attacks by Maoist guerrillas on Sunday in Raj Nandgaon, a district in ...

Fighting Between Indian Troops, Maoists Intensifies (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today India declared the small rebel group of Maoists as terrorists, banning the group under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The Times of In...

Red Fort Crumbles

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

The Indian Maoists had the good sense not to stand and confront the might of the State, thus avoiding loss of lives, which could only be described as a wanton waste.

India: Tamil Tigers Involved With Maoist Attacks

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Key Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative Mohammad Umer Madani reportedly motivated and recruited Maoist fighters from Jharkhand and Bihar. ...

India Cracks Down On Maoist Insurgents

Voice Of America | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A battle has begun in a remote and heavily forested area in the Indian state of West Bengal. Government troops have been sent there after Maoist rebel...

Why India Cannot Be Run as a Corporation

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

The disparate voices that constitute the vast mosaic of Indian polity provide necessary dynamism to a situation that can often seem impossible to an outsider.