Pragati June 2008: The New Jihadis

Issue 15 - Jun 2008
Issue Contents


The New Jihadis
Local manifestations of a global pattern
Nitin Pai

Getting human rights right
Are human rights activists playing into the hands of
Sandeep Balakrishna, Salil Tripathi & Rohit Pradhan

Towards a cultural liberalism
Governments must stop siding with intolerant mobs
Jayakrishnan Nair


A survey of think-tanks
Feline counter-terrorism; Measuring up against international human rights standards; On what makes foreign policy tick; Assessing energy security policies


Look before you hop

A discussion on strategic affairs with Stephen P Cohen
Nitin Pai & Aruna Urs


A review of Budget Session 2008
Kaushiki Sanyal


Where is the financial superhighway?
Two reports later, there is still no movement on reforms
Aadisht Khanna

Improving economic literacy
Effective delivery of public services requires sound public policy education
Mukul G Asher & Amarendu Nandy

A food credit card scheme
How microfinance and the public distribution scheme can work together
Ankit Rawal


History is in the writing
The changing fashions of recording history
Sunil Laxman

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5 thoughts on “Pragati June 2008: The New Jihadis”

  1. That Stephen Cohen intview alone was worth the download.

    Not for nothing is the man known to be soft on Pakistan. He is loyal to US interests first and foremost (much like Dr Kissinger) and his every pronouncement should be evaluated from that angle.

    /BTW, on a separate note….rumor has it that….
    Back in the 70s the brightest minds in the US foreign policy firmament (Dr Rice for one) studied Russia and Russian. The next rung went for China, I guess. The leftovers were assigned South Asia. So the rumor goes.

  2. Excellent interview! Kudos to you guys, i have just sent the link to everyone i know who may be interested.
    Just a casual question and i don’t mean to be obtrusive- its been a while now since you guys started publishing this, but has no one from the MSM (aside from the odd article in mint)contacted you for carrying any of these articles? i don’t even see them giving these issues the same importance it deserves – which is really sad.

    But hey,guess that only gives you guys more enthu to keep bringing up such topics! 🙂

  3. Vivek


    I think the MSM addresses a broader audience, which means they have to sacrifice depth; MSM also places higher hurdles for new thinkers to put across their ideas. Ergo, Pragati.

    But there have been cases where MSM (in India and elsewhere) have syndicated/republished pieces from Pragati.

  4. Pragati is high quality not only in content, but in production standards as well. It will look neat in print on glossy.

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