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Al Qaeda's Move in India Presages More Elsewhere

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Al Qaeda's (AQ's) declaration that it is starting a franchise in South Asia is no surprise at all, given the sheer number of Muslims in the region, and that it is being eclipsed by the Islamic State (IS) in the headlines.

Soldiers in Schools: The Impact of Military Occupations on Education

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world. But attacks are only part of the problem, as significant harm can also be done when educational buildings remain intact and armed forces move in.

India's Naxalites Remain a Force to be Reckoned With

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Estimated to be 40,000 strong, the Naxalites have been waging a Maoist-inspired insurgency against the Indian government since the late 1960s.

Indian Officials Outraged After Suspected Rebels Kill 24

AP | ASHOK SHARMA | Posted 05.26.2013 | World

NEW DELHI -- Indian officials reacted with outrage Sunday to an audacious attack by about 200 suspected Maoist rebels who killed 24 people by setting ...

World's Largest Democracy Has 3,000 Child Soldiers

Posted 05.23.2013 | World

Thousands of children are serving as child soldiers across India. That is the devastating conclusion of a new report by the Asian Center for Human Rig...

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.

Build a School; Then Build It Again

Neetu Mahil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neetu Mahil

How do you win a hearts and minds campaign? Protecting and prioritizing the hearts and minds of civilians over all else is a pretty good start. Unfort...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs Israel and the Ill-fated Flotilla 9 people were killed and scores wounded when the Israeli Navy stormed ...

Maoist Insurgents Ambush Indian Commandos, Kill 17

nytimes.com | HARI KUMAR and JIM YARDLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI More than 200 Maoist rebels lurking in a remote part of western India's Maharashtra state ambushed 45 police commandos on Thursday, killed ...

Assassinations, Peace and State Violence in India and Pakistan

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdul Malik Mujahid

As Indians mark the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi, Sikhs renew their call for justice, and Pakistan bleeds with terrorism, it is important to reflect on justice, reconciliation and forgiveness.

Indian Troops Gain Foothold In Maoist Stronghold

Alijazeera.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian troops have entered a Maoist stronghold in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, claimed by rebels as their first "liberated" zone. ...

India: Maoists Hijack Train Filled With 700 Passengers

The Times Of India | Sonali Das | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI: The hostage crisis on board a train at Latehar in Jharkhand has ended with the Naxalites releasing the passengers. All the passengers are b...