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  • Mahmood Hasan

    Mahmood Hasan

    Former Ambassador and Secretary

  • Will Joko Widodo win a second term?

    Southeast Asian economic giant Indonesia will be holding its fourth presidential election today. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, is the third biggest democratic country after India and the United States.
  • Algeria

    Algeria's late Arab Spring

    Algeria's veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on April 2, 2019 after 20 years in power.
  • Venezuela's Dutch disease syndrome

    The political and economic situation of Venezuela has been dominating world media for quite some time now. What happened to this petro-state with the largest oil reserve in the world?
  • 46th OIC-CFM: Reform or aberration?

    The 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from March 1-2, 2019 with the motto “50 years of Islamic Cooperation: Roadmap for Prosperity and Development”
  • Kashmir conflict

    Kashmir conflict: Still no end in sight

    The suicide attack in Pulwama on February 14, 2019 that killed 42 Indian soldiers and wounded dozens sparked off tensions between India and Pakistan. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM),
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