Danish Zahoor

Danish Zahoor is a Jammu & Kashmir (India) based Educator and Columnist. His areas of focus are Geopolitics, Conflict, Energy, National Security and Diplomacy.

Indian Nationalism and the Anxieties of Dual Loyalty

As nationalism grew in force and fervour throughout modern Europe, so did the sentiment of anti-semitism across its various nations. One of the main...

Free-Market Global Economy and India’s Socialist Reluctance

It was Prime Minister Modi’s slogan of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance” that got the Indian business community excited in the early years of...

Poisoned Springs: Afghan Opium and South Asia’s Looming Crisis

Afghanistan has been a nation in turmoil for over 40 years, beginning from the Soviet invasion in 1979. Power kept changing hands as a...

Politics and Semiotics: A Study of Symbols, Archetypes and Representations in Politics

An outstanding feature of politics in our times is the extensive use of symbolism. Although symbols have always been used throughout human history, they...

Non-State Actors and the End of the Westphalian World?

In 1648, probably the most significant international treaty of the modern world – the Treaty of Westphalia, was signed in the German province of...

Clash of Civilizations: The South Asian Experience

In the early 1990s, the Cold War that had defined the world’s geopolitical scene for nearly five decades came to an abrupt end. This...

The Great Game: Tale of a Century

The Great Game is a phrase often attributed to Rudyard Kipling who immortalized it through his classic spy novel Kim. In fact, it was...

Kashmir: A Study in Fierce Geopolitics

The valley of Kashmir lies between the vast regions of Central and South Asia and its history has been shaped by the social and...

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