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Mullah Omar’s death strengthens al-Baghdadi’s claim to the caliphate

by Charles Cameron - 19th August 2015

ONLY one person at a time can be Commander of the Faithful. With the death of the Taliban’s Mullah Omar, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s claim becomes plausible.

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ANALYSIS: The revival of Sikh nationalism begins to worry India

by Slok Gyawali - 14th August 2015

OVER-emphasis on Pakistan’s role in the revival of Sikh nationalism has failed to address real grievances, argues SLOK GYAWALI

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The Dalai Lama and the Pope: renewing the power of holiness

by Charles Cameron - 12th August 2015

IN A time of apparent secularism and materialism, the two great figures of moral stature on the world stage are religious leaders. What’s their secret?

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