May, 2016 Indian Subcontinent

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Geopolitical Monitor, Rakesh Krishnan Simha
One of the ironies of being a Pakistani living abroad, especially in the West, is having to pose as Indian. According to Asghar Choudhri, the chairman of Brooklyn’s Pakistani American Merchant Association, a lot of Pakistanis can’t get jobs after 9/11 and after the botched Times Square bombing of 2010, it’s even worse. “They are now pretending they are Indian so they can get a job,” he told a US wire service.

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Project Syndicate, Mujobu Moyo
WASHINGTON, DC – Imagine you are a parent with a large number of children and limited resources. Your oldest child is mature enough to move out of your home, but he does not want to. So he stays, consuming resources that his siblings desperately need. Is it right to allow your other children to suffer because their big brother is reluctant to strike out on his own?



By Sumit Ganguly for YaleGlobal Online
A specter is haunting Bangladesh, warns Sumit Ganguly – a specter of unbridled, violent religious extremism that’s targeting intellectuals, journalists, bloggers and religious minorities. Unfortunately, neither of the country’s two dominant political parties has shown any interest in containing this scourge. Here are the reasons why.