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  • Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability0

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    • February 26, 2017

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability Abu Sufian Shamrat Introduction Since the beginning of this decade, the ‘Bangladesh Development Model’ (BDM) has been drawing an enormous attention for achieving remarkable success in reducing poverty and accelerating economic growth, pulling the country from lower income to lower middle-income country. Also, the recent visits of the Chinese

  • WHY  NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS  PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?

    WHY NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?0

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    • February 26, 2017

     WHY  NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS  PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?  The writer had the opportunity to interact with the local people living in and around Neduvasal in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu, who are protesting against the proposal to take up natural gas exploration projects in the region. The interaction took place

  • Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism

    Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism0

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    • February 26, 2017

    The cover page : The assassination of Alexander II of Russia, 1881 (Wikipedia) Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism Dr. Rajkumar Singh The concept of ‘Terrorism’ is as old as the civilization of mankind itself and has existed in all ages in some form or other which might be known anarchists, revolutionaries, fundamentalist or dissents against the

  • Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless0

    Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless United States’ Nikki Haley. Photo Credit: Office of the President-elect, Wikipedia Commons. By Daniel McAdams February 26, 2017 Just when we thought the great national embarrassment of a UN Ambassador Samantha Power was over, we are suddenly faced with a new US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley,

  • Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

    Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative0

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    • February 25, 2017

    Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative Source: Daily Mail By James M. Dorsey Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle Kingdom, exemplify political pitfalls that threaten Beijing’s ambitious One Belt, One Road project. Political violence over

  • Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region0

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    • February 23, 2017

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region Photo credit: Herald, Pakistan Usman Ali Khan Successful test-firing of indigenously-developed submarine launched cruise missile Babur-3  by Pakistan is the sign of an imminent stabilizer in the region.  Keeping itself on the heels, the surface-to-surface ballistic missile test of Ababeel comes as an efficacious attainment of second strike

  • Trump’s Sri Lanka?0

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    • February 21, 2017

    Trump’s Sri Lanka? Sathiya Moorthy The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 19 Febriuary 2017 Rather than fighting American wars elsewhere, if only to secure the ‘homeland’ from military/militant attacks, and/or its economy, he seems keen to protect and strengthen that protection from within Sooner than later, Trump would come to understand that trust of nations is not built

  • Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

    Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?0

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    • February 21, 2017

    Source: Dawn By James M. Dorsey Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes to the core of a struggle for Pakistan’s soul as the country reels from a week of stepped up political violence. It also

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  • Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless0

    Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless United States’ Nikki Haley. Photo Credit: Office of the President-elect, Wikipedia Commons. By Daniel McAdams February 26, 2017 Just when we thought the great national embarrassment of a UN Ambassador Samantha Power was over, we are suddenly faced with a new US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley,

  • Indian concerns over Maldives island-lease: It’s not about China but about sovereignty talk0

    Indian concerns over Maldives island-lease: It’s not about China but about sovereignty talk N Sathiya Moorthy, South Asia Monitor, 1 February 2017  At a New Year news conference in Male, Chinese Ambassador Wang Fukang reportedly expressed ‘surprise’ over “concerns raised by Indian journalists over the leasing of the Maldivian island of Feydhoo Finolhu (an uninhabited island

  • Will new leadership continue with Jayalalithaa’s policy priorities?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  How the post-Jayalalitha leadership of new Chief Minister O Panneerselvam takes forward her initiatives remains to be seen It’s not only in the political arena that the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa be felt for a long time to come. In the larger area of policy-formulation too, it would be

  • Corruption: A Legacy Not Easy To Give Up For Bangladesh0

    Kazi Mukitul Corruption, an infamous and recognised evil, remains a major challenge to socio-economic development in Bangladesh. From the title of champion in corruption in the early 2000s, the country’s progress in fighting the evil is still mediocre, compared to pompous claims by the policy makers. Bribe given to different government sectors is equivalent to

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