• Bangladesh: “I Sleep in My Own Deathbed” – Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women0

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    • October 29, 2020 “I Sleep in My Own Deathbed” Summary Methodology I. Government Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls in Bangladesh II. Social Pressure Not to Report Abuse III. Lack of Services for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence IV. How the Bangladesh Justice System Fails Women V. International Law VI. Recommendations Acknowledgments   October 29, 2020 “I

  • Eyeing China, US and India accelerate defense bonds0

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    • October 29, 2020

    Agence-France Presse 28 October 2020 View photos US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (2nd L) and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) lay wreaths at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on October 27, 2020 More Two days of meetings by the top US and Indian diplomatic and defense chiefs in New Delhi underscored

  • Iran, Afghanistan discuss ways to complete Khaf-Herat railway0

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    • October 29, 2020

      the first train on Iran-Afghan railway line has reached Herat   29 October 2020 Iran, Afghanistan discuss ways to complete Khaf-Herat railway   July 25, 2020, Teheran Times TEHRAN- Iranian and Afghan officials investigated the ways to complete Khaf-Herat railway on Friday. Afghan official with Herat Governor’s Office Jilani Farhad told IRNA that a joint


  • India: Bihar Assembly Elections- A Stormy Scene? 0

    Leading the NDA charge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew down to address as many as three rallies where he urged the voters to vote Chief Minister Nitish Kumar back to power by Nilofar Suhrawardy   30 October 2020 Within a few days, the electoral verdict of Bihar Assembly Polls may spell a few political shocks for

  • The Battle for the Soul of Islam0

    by James M. Dorsey      29 October 2020 Jordanian ruler Abdullah I bin Al-Hussein gloated in 1924 when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the visionary who carved modern Turkey out of the ruins of the Ottoman empire, abolished the Caliphate. “The Turks have committed suicide. They had in the Caliphate one of the greatest political forces,

  • An Open Letter To US Senators and Congressmen0

    An Open Letter To US Senators and Congressmen   Dear Senators/Congressmen: I am a former professor of security studies at the State- and DoD-run Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu. My expertise and long teaching and research areas include global and Asian history, politics, culture, Islamist extremism, and international relations from historical and

  • Role Of Media- In A Democracy Like India0

      “I would rather have a completely free press with all the dangers involved in the wrong use of that freedom than a suppressed or regulated press.” This was the opinion of the first prime minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. A statement made by a stalwart like him shows the essential role of media

  • India: Cross border investment dispute – The true picture0

    by Vishal Rajvansh*              29 October 2020 The Department of Promotion of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, on 17th April 2020, released a Press Note expanding the scope of investment restrictions by amending its Foreign Investment Policy, 2017 (FDI Policy). The prime intention of this amendment is

  • Pakistan’s Anti-Government Movement May Hit the Brick Wall of the Security State0

    Economic woes are giving the alliance legs, but overturning a military-backed prime minister is a hard proposition. BY MICHAEL KUGELMAN  OCTOBER 29, 2020 Supporters of the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement carry their parties’ flags during an anti-government rally in Quetta on Oct. 25. BANARAS KHAN/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES Anew unified anti-government movement has emerged in Pakistan amid

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