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About Umar Lateef Misgar

Umar Lateef Misgar is a regular contributor to The New Arab, focusing on Middle East and Kashmir. His work has previously appeared in The Independent, Counterpunch, London School of Economics Human Rights Center and elsewhere.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

India and Israel - bedfellows indeed

The Israeli treatment of Palestinians might serve as an ideal vantage point to scrutinize Indian rule over Kashmir.

Fall of Aleppo, the day after

The fall of Aleppo should not restore faith in a war criminal like Assad, whose forces committed crimes against humanity and wrecked the nation to create a vacuum, allowing groups like ISIS to emerge.

Saudi Arabia's new best friend: India

After being let down by Pakistan, Saudi has turned to India for trade and defense cooperation – while Iran has approached Pakistan. This may signify a change in traditional power structures across the region.

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