Category Archives: Nationalism

India’s cricket diplomacy in Afghanistan: Sports as an unifier

On Aug 19 this year Afghanistan celebrated its 94th Independence Day. A few days prior to this, the Indian government announced an approval of US$ 1 million for constructing a cricket stadium in Afghanistan. The fund granted under the Indian … Continue reading

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Mix Sports and Politics: Sporting initiatives as potent tool for South Asian integration

Almost a year back, talking about India-United States partnership at the Bombay Stock Exchange, the US Vice President Joe Biden said, “As an Irish American, it pleased my heart to see you beat England (at sports of course!)”. Those words, … Continue reading

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German Nationalism: Getting over the ‘guilt’?

For Stephen D. Walt, the strongest force in the world is the “force of nationalism”. Nationalism has, more than any other phenomenon in the history of mankind, worked as a catalyst in both “binding and dividing” the populations of the … Continue reading

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