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Reorganization of the State of Jammu and Kashmir

Haifa Peerzada | Reorganization of the State of Jammu and Kashmir | The GW Post

The history of Reorganization of the Indian states clearly shows that the Reorganization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is difficult due to the internal and external exigencies in J&K, which makes it a special case, prevents its reorganization, and history – both recent and past bear testimony to that. Nevertheless its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution of India for its integration into the Indian Union has made things even more complicated. While there is difference in perceptions as far as special status of J&K is concerned, there is national consensus for its fullest integration into the Indian Union. Continue reading

Fixing Egypt’s Democracy

Magdy Aziz Tobia | Fixing Egypt’s Democracy | The GW Post

Could gender, race or age reflect that identity that needs to be mirrored in the constitution? Is institutional affiliation a more reliable parameter for the choice of the constituent assembly? Continue reading

The “Cypriot Version” of the AKP Model. Neoliberalism and the Turkish Cypriot Community

Nikos Moudouros | The “Cypriot Version” of the AKP Model. Neoliberalism and the Turkish Cypriot Community | The GW Post

Cyprus and specifically the northern territories have been transformed to an “input field” of the Turkish-Islamic modernization. The ultimate goal is replacing the “old regime” of structures in the northern part of the island with a new order which will be represented by different political actors in another ideological framework. Therefore “craftsmanship” in Cyprus constitutes the “Cypriot dialect” of the ideological and political characteristics of the AKP. That is the marriage of Islamic religion with the neoliberal management. Continue reading

Egypt’s Second Revolution: What Triggered the Fall of Morsi

Khaled Nasir | Egypt’s Second Revolution: What Triggered the Fall of Morsi | The GW Post

Although the rise of the Brotherhood was welcomed by a share of the population, mostly members of the Freedom and Justice party and its allies in Egypt; the liberals, Arab leftists, and youth organizations, were dissatisfied as the Brotherhood monopolized state power, and ignored the much needed reforms – reforms that were primary concerns of ordinary Egyptians.
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