Religious Riots in India: Localised or Widespread?

By Sauro Dasgupta Hindu-Muslim conflict in India is highly localised. 70 percent of Hindu-Muslim violence takes place in mostly a few cities like Aligarh, Surat, Varanasi, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmadabad, Tanjore, Meerut, etc. Fortunately, India’s villages have been largely unscathed by the communal killings that have swept its cities. Dr. Steven Wilkinson and Dr. Ashutosh Varshney …

Peace and Violence: An Analysis

By Sauro Dasgupta Any concept of peace includes the absence of direct violence between states — engaged in by military and others — in general and the absence of massive killing of categories of humans in particular. That’s why studying peace is important. According to Dr. Johan Galtung, the Father of Modern Peace and Conflict …

Libya: The Way Forward is Riddled

By Ambassador Anil Trigunayat A wasted decade is the story of Libya and apathy of an interventionist but irresponsible international community to put it mildly. Arab Spring that started in Tunisia also called “Jasmine Revolution’ left the failing and falling regimes in its wake. The hapless and more disgruntled people are trying to cope with …