Kashmir’s New Status: Why the West Turns a Blind Eye to Democracy Deficit in India
Opinion

Kashmir’s New Status: Why the West Turns a Blind Eye to Democracy Deficit in India

On August 23 the New York Timesreported that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs “won’t say why foreign journalists continue to be blocked from setting foot in Kashmir” but managed to obtain a compelling first-hand account of one of the thousands of arrests by the authorities. In this instance “Asifa Mubeen was woken up by…

How Did Antisemitism Become Conflated with anti-Zionism?
Opinion

How Did Antisemitism Become Conflated with anti-Zionism?

The furore over antisemitism that has gripped Western countries in the last few years continues relentlessly.  Its consequences can already be seen in the anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) legislation being passed in Europe and the US. Earlier this year, the German parliament branded BDS as antisemitic; in France, BDS has been criminalised; last month, the…