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Ajay Roy, right, stands beside the coffin of his son Avijit Roy, a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 1, 2015 (AP photo by Suvra Kanti Das).

Political Unrest, Religious Divide Push Bangladesh to the Edge

By Sumit Ganguly
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After months of political violence, and with neither national party willing to recognize the other’s legitimacy, Bangladesh appears headed for more political turmoil. The murder last week of an American blogger in Dhaka suggests that a deep cleavage that has long haunted politics in Bangladesh is widening. more


Libya Needs More Than Unity Government to Halt IS Rise

By Mohamed Eljarh
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Four years after the revolution began to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, Libya today faces a new and very real threat: militants affiliated with the Islamic State. But the group’s advance must be understood in the wider context of Libya’s civil war, and Libyans cannot tackle it alone. more

After Years of Talk, U.S.-India Defense Ties Gain Traction

By Saurav Jha
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s January visit to India saw some long-awaited movement on the two countries’ Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI), touted by both sides as a means to transform the current buyer-seller defense relationship into one based on coproduction and co-development. more