Weekly Linkages

Talmiz Ahmad, the former Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the UAE, discusses the Jihadi reactions to ISIS.

Did Modi miss an opportunity with his first budget?

Tansen Sen argues against the narrative of Indo-China friendship.

Noura Erkat argues that Israel’s war with Gaza is not consistent with international law.

With the new conflict between Israel and Gaza, here are a slew of articles that discusses the new war and its implications.

Sumit Ganguly asks whether Modi will be able to truly separate himself from other Indian Prime Minsters by fixing what ails India.

With the Afghan election presenting massive corruption and fraud, what can be done?

With the deadline for the Iranian nuclear deal approaching, James Traub presents the case for Obama to continue standing up against the hawkish members of congress.

At The Diplomat, Michael Vurens van Es talks about the implications of the Hambantota port being developed.

Why Pakistan should integrate Gilgit-Baltistan.

Over at the Monkey Cage Peter Krause and Ehud Eiran talk about the ‘Price-Tag’ attacks.

Joost Hiltermann discusses the possibility of Kurdish independence.

What can the Modi government do about the Kashmiri Pandits?

Finally, a piece about the use of anti-terrorism laws in the Gulf to crackdown on dissidents.

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