Violence & Election Interference Ahead of Pakistan’s 2024 Election

By Josh Bowes, Research Associate SAFN With Pakistan’s parliamentary election coming up, the tension-riddled country is due for a tumultuous period.  Election interference and the potential for violent outbreaks will leave a chaotic mark on Pakistan’s start to 2024. “The country’s all-powerful military will inevitably play a pivotal role in the decision of a new Prime Minister..“ Ahead…

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Bangladesh Elections 2024: An Overview

By Md Salman Rahman Introduction On January 7th, 2024, Bangladesh conducted its 12th parliamentary election amidst intense political tensions gripping the nation. Awami League’s victory for the fourth consecutive term has managed to clinch the victory. The period leading up to the polls was characterised by clashes between opposing factions. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jamaat-e-Islami,…

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76 Years of Indian Independence – What is On the Rise for Indian Global Politics

By Shreya Krishna – Research Assistant SAFN* India celebrated its 76th year of independence in August 2023. From 1947 to 2023, India’s foreign policy decisions and tactics have shifted. In Aparna Pande’s From Chanakya to Modi: The Evolution of India’s’ Foreign Policy, she discusses how Indian exceptionalism and its historic strategy of autonomy have guided its…

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Pressure from international partners must to address Sri Lanka’s corruption: Governance Diagnostic Report 

By Rathindra Kuruwita – Associate Fellow SAFN Several Sri Lankan civil society organizations, led by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), published a Governance Diagnostic Report on Sri Lanka on September 13 in Colombo. This document is publicized at a time when there is a great demand on Sri Lankan government to tackle bribery and corruption in the country,…

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