Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

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Jehad in Sahel: New menace for Africa, West

Jehad in Sahel: New menace for Africa, West

Sunday, 12 May 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Islamist jehad is not dead. It is only retreating from Syria and Iraq for the time being. In disguise, remnants of al-Qaeda, ISIS and their local variants are appearing across the world. Recently, ISIS massacred hundreds of Christians in Sri Lanka to show their resurrection Islamist terror in the Sahel is...

Iranians’ unrest reminds Revolution ethos

Iranians’ unrest reminds Revolution ethos

Sunday, 03 March 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Much beyond Ayatollah Khamenei’s rhetorics against the West, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani needs to focus on his domestic issues and address the simmering grievances of the people so that they feel assured that ideals of the 1979-Islamic Revolution is not a mirage The Islamic Republic of Iran has celebrated 40 years...

US-China row: New Cold War?

Sunday, 10 February 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Today, the US and China are on the cusp of a New Cold War (NCW). The NCW is strongly characterised by sustained clashes either on the military or on the political front between the two opposing geopolitical power blocs. Unlike the phases of the Cold War I, wherein two distinct...

Euro at 20: Where is it heading?

Euro at 20: Where is it heading?

Sunday, 03 February 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The EU leadership is wading through serious political and economic crises. But then the member nations should not leave the onus of searching for an avant-garde solution only on Brussels The Euro, the single common currency of the 19 members of the 28-member European Union (EU), completed two decades this January....

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it!

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it!

Sunday, 27 January 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Best course of action for the UK is to delay the Brexit date. This will simply allow the Britons to decide whether to remain within the EU or get out. With more time, a new deal could be negotiated wherein both UK Parliament and the EU may come to an...

Citizenship Bill: What troubles Assam?

Citizenship Bill: What troubles Assam?

Sunday, 13 January 2019 | Makhan Saikia

The influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, after its independence from Pakistan in a 1971 war, spurred periodic public uprisings, ensuing in Assam Accord in 1985. If the new Bill fails to dispel fears among Assamese, it will reopen old wounds The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016...

Two begums? No longer in Bangladesh

Two begums? No longer in Bangladesh

Sunday, 06 January 2019 | Makhan Saikia

Bangladesh poll results have made it clear that triumphant Sheikh Hasina doesn’t have to face jailed and ailing Khaleda Zia in the political arena in near future. The ‘lady in charge’ in Dhaka needs to show she cares for democratic institutions and is ready to stomach healthy criticism Bangladesh is no...

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Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer