When the Colonized Become Colonizers: BJP’s Policies against Kashmir

Kashmiri women protesting the Indian Government Status Change. Source: The Caravan “Kashmir is not the property of India or Pakistan. It belongs to the Kashmiri people. When Kashmir acceded to India, we made it clear to the Leaders of the Kashmiri people that we would ultimately abide by the verdict of their plebiscite. If they tell us to walk out, I would have no hesitation in quitting Kashmir. We have taken the issue to the United Nations and given our word of honour for a peaceful solution. As a great nation, we cannot go back on it. We have left the question of final solution to the people of Kashmir and we are determined to abide by their decision.” -First Prime Minister of India, Jawah

Moscow City Elections Lead to Unresolved Protests

Suzanna Duba is a guest contributor studying Information & International Studies at the University of Michigan. She recently returned from working at Ernst & Young in Moscow this summer. Source: Wikimedia Commons Moscow, having seen its sixth week of protests Saturday, is teeming with people calling for free and fair elections in Moscow’s City Council race. The decision weeks ago to block those candidates critical of the Kremlin and its United Russia party from participating in the elections has since escalated from a call for inclusion in the local elections to larger national unrest resulting in demonstrations in St. Petersburg, and beyond. The first protest on July 14th, with around 2,000

Corporate Citizen, Global Target: The U.S.-China Trade Dispute Introduces Firm-Specific Pressure

In recent decades, prevailing wisdom in corporate governance academia – and even the consumer marketplace – has urged the evolution of the corporation’s singular focus on profit maximization to a more integrated, citizen-like involvement in the broader social and political ecosystem. Concurrently, the global economy, increasingly connected by high-speed financial markets and advances in technology, has made historically rigid trade borders seemingly obsolete. The forces of globalism and corporate citizenship are undoubtedly related: reduced barriers to trade made truly multi-national businesses a possibility, and the increased involvement of corporate multi-nationals in the social and politi

Sudan’s Constitutional Declaration

Source: Wikimedia Commons, August 4th 2019 Constitutional Declaration. Following Sudan’s historic power-sharing accord signed by the military council and The Alliance For Freedom and Change (FFC) in mid-July, the two groups unofficially signed the Constitutional Declaration with an official ceremony planned later in August. The Declaration serves as a detailed plan to reach the power sharing goals outlined in the earlier accord. Below are some highlights from the 18 page Declaration: The 36 month transitional period will begin following the official signing in August. The sovereign oversight council consists of five military personnel and 5 civilians, with another civilian agreed upon by the

Blackout in Kashmir: Darker Days Ahead

Sadam Hussain is a guest contributor from Jammu and Kashmir. He is a fourth-year student at Ashoka University. All views expressed are personal. Source: Greater Kashmir The constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir has been decisively altered. The events of last week are not the first of the times Kashmir has made international news in 2019. In February, a suicide-bombing captured global attention, and in May, the killing of a militant by Indian forces spurred violent protest action. These stories are just a few in the long, violent history of Kashmir. Conflict is brewing again, and this time, Kashmir seems more volatile than any other period of unrest which has shaped life in the 21st cent

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