Blog post on the latest developments in Nepal where yet another extension to the Constituent Assembly has been agreed upon. The post also comments on the Indian role in Nepali political matters during the CA period.
Acres of news space has been devoted to the finding and the ultimate killing of wanted fugitive and global terrorist, Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad in Pakistan. Everywhere the same question is being asked - how did the Pakistan security apparatus manage to keep the most wanted terrorist in safe haven in an area close to its capital hoodwinking seekers from the United States for nearly a decade. But the more important question seems to be seldom asked - what on earth was the Pakistan security establishment's calculus in providing safe haven at all to the likes of Osama Bin Laden?
Osama Bin Laden has been captured and killed by a military operation conducted by the US Navy SEALs in Pakistan’s Abbottabad. This execution, however, does not necessarily mean an end of terrorism. Rather, the seeds of terrorism lie in the imperialist policies of United States itself, which will - if it has not already - give birth to a thousand more bin Ladens.
'We’re not healers. We’re not good Christians. We are freedom fighters.’
On April 4, 2006 outside the Freedom Theatre at Jenin, which he had co-founded, this is how Juliano Mer-Khamis described the politics that he espoused. On April 4, 2011, he was gunned down at exactly the same place by fundamentalist bullets.
A blog on the dynamics and motives of imperialism in the Libyan war of 2011 by pragoti editorial member, Maidul islam.
While taking a wrong approach on the nuclear deal once again a section of Indian strategic community is vigorously pursuing the agenda of India – NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) dialogue. This is only a precursor for a future alliance with NATO.
Senior Political Analyst Aijaz Ahmad analyses the uprisings in the Arab world - the regional dynamics, the internal structures, the strategic geopolitics and what these all mean to world polity today.
Karthikeyan Shanmugam writes about the role of information technology based media and online activism,in the revolution in Egypt.
Pragoti stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people and all progressive resistance to Zionism. Here is an announcement of one such effort by the Palestine Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
On 5-6 March 2011, the Palestine Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London will hold its seventh annual conference, "Past is Present: Settler Colonialism in Palestine."
With the ouster of the Mubarak regime in Egypt, it is necessary to explore the longstanding internal as well as external processes that led to it in one of the most 'stable' states in West Asian and North African region. Ahmad Shokr, doctoral candidate at New York University, provides a context to the 'Egyptian uprising' for Pragoti. This essay is also forthcoming in Economic and Political Weekly. Please note that the article was written before the fall of Mubarak.