Anand Kumar

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  • Anand Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile

    Can Maldives Avert a Constitutional Crisis?

    The emergence of the third political candidate Qasim Ibrahim of the Jumhoory Party has made the present political landscape in Maldives intensely competitive and antagonistic with petitions and counter allegations over the election process. This in all possibility might lead to a long period of political instability.

    October 26, 2013

    Maldives: Hiccups in Democratic Transition

    The Maldives presidential runoff election has been postponed indefinitely further widening the political dispute. The uncertainty highlights the challenges the young democracy faces, having held its first-ever multiparty election in 2008.

    September 25, 2013

    Ban on Jamaat may not affect political fortunes of the BNP

    The court verdict has made Jamaat’s political future uncertain but it will continue to indulge in political activities and campaign for the BNP candidates in the forthcoming elections.

    August 05, 2013

    Poll time in Maldives

    President Waheed has opted for an early election, which is scheduled for September 7. Despite reservations expressed by many political parties, the election process is truly underway that could restore democracy in the country.

    July 29, 2013

    Impact of West Bengal Politics on India–Bangladesh Relations

    It was expected that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Dhaka in September 2011 would transform India–Bangladesh relations. However, this did not happen as India could not sign the Teesta water sharing agreement, the biggest deliverable of the visit. It also made some people brand West Bengal (Paschimbanga) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a spoiler.

    May 2013

    Bangladesh: Punish War Criminals but Maintain Law and Order

    The war crime trials should be taken to their logical conclusion to create a precedent that will discourage the extremist and radical elements. But the government must also act swiftly to maintain law and order so that the situation is not used by extra-constitutional forces to thwart the whole exercise.

    March 21, 2013

    The War Crimes Trial and Forthcoming Elections in Bangladesh

    Even as it stands firm on the issue of proceeding with the war crimes trials, the Awami League government should not make the mistake of going for an election without the participation of the main opposition BNP.

    March 18, 2013

    Political Turbulence in Bangladesh Fails to Dampen the Indian President’s Visit

    Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Bangladesh has made clear that the security situation in that country is under control and it is the BNP that has to overcome its mental block to make a new beginning.

    March 08, 2013

    Prosecution of War Criminals in Bangladesh: The Verdict Starts Coming

    Punishing war criminals would not only meet a long-standing demand of Bangladesh’s freedom-fighters but also take the country further on the path of secularism.

    January 22, 2013

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