Islamic Militancy: a continuous threat in Bangladesh

Report: By Sazzad Haider

Bangladeshi police recently arrested Maulana Abul Kashem, a spiritual leader of Neo Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) recently from a hideout in Dhaka. According to the police, Maulana Kashem is suspected of being the mastermind behind the attack on the Holy Artisan restaurant in Dhaka last year, killing 22 people, including Japanese and Italian citizens. Continue reading

The Romanian Spirit

Comment: By Mitch Foyle-York

Had you found yourself in Bucharest as recently as a month ago, you would have thought yourself trapped in some kind of Sci-fi time portal. If it wasn’t for the modern fashion sense and mobile phones of those around you, and their more peaceful nature, you would have been forgiven for thinking you had been teleported to the 1989 Revolution against the Ceausescu regime. Continue reading

Japan’s foreign policy under Trump: Time to remilitarize?

Comment: By Martin Belchev.

Japan’s foreign policy has long defied the traditional realist security paradigm in regards to its military and hard power capabilities. Indeed, proponents of political realism in foreign affairs like to point out that states who achieve a certain economic development will inevitably develop corresponding hard power capabilities. This may be an attempt to either increase their own defensive posture or obtain greater influence on the international scene.
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