The American occupation was the death knell of the republican, modern, secular, nationalist Iraqi state, and a deliberate attempt to undermine all such solidarities by institutionalising perennial sectarian conflicts. Al Qaeda, and later the ISIS, filled the vacuum after U.S. occupiers summarily dismantled the whole of the Iraqi state. By AIJAZ AHMAD
The tinderbox of regional chaos was opened by the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the Gulf Arab-Turkey support for Islamist fighters in northern Syria and Iraq. By VIJAY PRASHAD
The history of interventions by NGOs across the country shows that while some of them have empowered sections of people bypassed by neoliberal policies, others have dubious intentions and are just another side of globalisation. Here are some instances.
ARDENT supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some political and media commentators had, in the early days of the approximately...
The Intelligence Bureau’s report gets it all wrong in accusing the robust civil society and its NGOs of threatening national economic security. By RAMESH GOPALAKRISHNAN
“A SMALL group of activists and NGOs have at times succeeded in shaping policy debates in India. Apart from that, in some cases it is obs...