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India in commotion
Asia, India

India in commotion

INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP / Getty Images A set of three laws enacted by the Indian government in September this year, regulating the grain marketing process is mobilizing the rural population of India. Increasingly in volume, protesters move towards New Delhi demanding the revocation of the three documents that were collectively approved by the two legislative houses - o Lok Sabha (Lower House), in day 17, e o Rajya Sabha (Upper Chamber) - in 20 of September. They modify the traditional cereal marketing process that until then was done through the “Agricultural Production Market Committee” (APMC), advice created by state governments to ensure that farmers are protected from exploitation by large retailers. APMCs are currently ...
Joe Biden's Asia
Americas, Asia, BRICS, China, U.S, India, International Organizations, Global Themes

Joe Biden's Asia

Joe Biden (US President) e Xi Jinping (President from China) at a meeting in China in 2013 - AP Photo Lintao Zhang Asia has traditionally been an enigma for American administrations, who find partners in the region - or not - with the dimension of China, India, Japan and South Korea, economic giants whose long shared history reveals nuances and presents challenges that go beyond the simplistic Western ideal of “Trump style”. From you, over the past century, Asian countries have chosen regional security as a priority in their relationship with the United States. From the end of II the War, Americans are committed to ensuring peacekeeping in the eastern Pacific. This commitment is before the State rather than the government, as evidenced by “Taiw ...
The BRICS as a rehearsal for the new Bretton Woods
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Russia

The BRICS as a rehearsal for the new Bretton Woods

Photo: Press Release / The Economist 2015 is a potentially important year for the Brazilian international positioning, was when the New Development Bank was created (https://www.ndb.int/) by the formed BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The Bank came as an alternative to the already consolidated World Bank (https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/ibrd) and Inter-American Development Bank (https://www.iadb.org/pt/sobre-o-bid/visao-geral). Although the former is also under strong European influence, both are in a United States control sphere. Broadly speaking, the Bank of the BRICS focuses on supporting the development of structural works, especially linked to infrastructure. On the other hand, it also has an important political function..
NAVROZ, the new year parsi
Afghanistan, Asia, Europe, India, Will, Middle East, UK, Global Themes, Turkmenistan

NAVROZ, the new year parsi

On the last day 16 of august the parsi community of india celebrated the Navroz, your new year, the day she commits herself to renewing hope. Homes are neatly arranged, individuals wear new clothes, exchange gifts and make donations to charities. Nothing much different from Christian Christmas. Tradition of 3000 years, the parsi New Year holiday was created by the prophet Zoroaster, according to legend. But, who are zoroastrians and parsis? Zoroastrianism is considered the oldest of the known monotheistic religions, although there are controversies in this regard. It started with the revelations of Zarathustra, whom the Greeks called Zoroaster. There is not much information about your life; believed to have been born in Sogdiana, no r...
The independence of India and Pakistan: remembering history
Asia, India, Pakistan

The independence of India and Pakistan: remembering history

Yesterday and today Pakistan and India celebrated the 73rd anniversary of independence from Britain. Pakistan's occurred on 14 August 1947, and India right after, in the first minutes of the day 15. Minutes that ended the more than two hundred years that the court of Saint James reigned over British Raj, your “crown jewel”. Exhausted at the end of World War II and unable to maintain its colonial empire, England started at that moment the process of undoing its dominions; I could no longer claim that "the sun never set in the British Empire ..." India has emerged as a secular nation with a majority Hindu population and a large Muslim minority - the third largest in the world, numerically -, while Pakistan, with a population of g ...
China and India, or the Mirror's Dilemma
China, India

China and India, or the Mirror's Dilemma

Primeiro Minister Narendra Modi (India) e Presidente Xi Jinping (China) All of us from the times of the film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, and the younger ones too, we remember the question that the evil queen asked the mirror: “... there is someone in the world more beautiful than me?”... angry at the answer - "the snow White"- she turned into a witch and went hunting for her rival .... Let's “geopolitize” and direct this same question to the “mirror” of Asia? In the power struggle in the region, who is the “bad witch” and who is the “young lady”? I ask myself this question when reading the article - “China´s“ Peaceful Rise ”Vanishes in Thin Air” - that the Indian scholar and politician Shashi Tharoor recently published on the website “Project Syndicate” regarding the intensification of the confrontations between Indian troops..
India and China: more of the same…(?)
China, India

India and China: more of the same…(?)

Photo: Yogi Chopra - Himalayan mountain range The “Mundo ao Minuto” website published on the last day 10 a story regarding recent skirmishes between military troops from India and China on the border lines between both in the icy heights of the Himalayas. There are two regions whose sovereignty is disputed by them: the first is located in the Ladakh region, on the Indian side, and Xinjiang Autonomous Province, on the Chinese side. This is an almost desert area in the high altitudes of the mountain range, but crossed by a highway that joins two regions particularly sensitive to the PRC: the Autonomous Province of Xinjiang - where the Uighur Muslim separatist movement is concentrated - and Tibet. Hence its strategic importance for the Chinese. The second is local ...
Before late… Bolsonaro in India… Finally
Americas, Brazil, India

Before late… Bolsonaro in India… Finally

President Jair Bolsonaro and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, during a meeting at Planalto Palace this Wednesday (13) - Photos: Alan Santos / PR President Jair Bolsonaro will be the guest of honor of the Indian government at the “Republic Day” / “Republic Day” celebrations, next day 26, date when India celebrates the entry into force of its Constitution, that came to replace the status of "Domain" of the British Raj, Finishing, like this, its traumatic decolonization process. Along with the day 15 of August, date of independence, these are the two biggest political events celebrated in the country (religious women apart ... there are many...). The invitation was made when the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, participated in the BRICS meeting in Brasilia. Be the guest ...
Kashmir: seeking to understand the legacy of colonialism
India, Pakistan

Kashmir: seeking to understand the legacy of colonialism

The government of India revoked, on the last day 05, two articles of its Constitution that established the special status that the State of Jammu-Kashmir has enjoyed since the country's independence, in 1947. Among the legal “embezzlement” are the right to the Constitution itself and exclusive rights for the indigenous population. With this, the region loses its autonomy and is treated like any other state in India. What would be the consequences? I propose to friends to revisit History: The British Crown dominated India from 1858 a 1947. But, at the end of World War II, exhausted, she started the process of decolonizing her territories, starting with the British Raj. For so much, sent a London jurist to Delhi, Sir Cyril Radcliffe, who was tasked with drawing, in a cabinet ...
About Sufism
Afghanistan, India, Pakistan

About Sufism

I am preparing a series of lectures on Islam for the International Relations course at ESPM. This is a topic that I am very interested in, mainly due to the prejudices that are rampant in the West regarding the Muslim faith and community. Having served throughout my career in six countries where Islam is a major presence - India (a 3ª. largest Muslim community on the planet), Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Jordan - and living with many of its nuances - from fundamentalist severity in Pakistan and Afghanistan to “liberalism” in Kazakhstan - I decided to deepen my studies on Islam and share with friends what I could learn.. And one of the themes that most fascinate me in this universe is Sufism, the mystical current that seeks direct contact ...