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  • Why India’s work on Iran’s Chabahar Port is stalled despite US exemption0

    European, Chinese suppliers of equipment are reluctant to deliver as they fear adverse impact on their business with US after it imposed sanctions on Iran. Moushumi Das Gupta 24 June, 2019 New Delhi: Uncertainty looms large over the future of the strategically-important Chabahar Port that India is building in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province. Despite India getting

  • Missing Bangladeshi Reappears; Politically Connected Family Blames Authorities0

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jun 21, 2019 Bangladeshi schoolteacher Syed Iftekhar Alam Sourav was relatively unknown until he disappeared for 11 days, but he was luckier than many other people believed by human rights groups to have vanished in Bangladesh through enforced disappearances in recent years. This member of a politically influential family and

  • Afghanistan’s Stunning New Success Story: Sports0

    By Maroosha Muzaffar 24 June 2019 Why you should care Because sports are helping this country change its narrative.  It was only a practice match. But when Afghanistan beat Pakistan in May ahead of the currently ongoing men’s Cricket World Cup in the U.K., fans back home hit the streets with celebratory firecrackers and gunshots.

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  • India’s Unmanned Aerial Capabilities0

    Syeda Saiqa Bukhari 24 June 2019 Advanced military technological innovations have made it possible for forces to inflict fire and fury with bullets and firepower without even being physically involved. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones are one such development that allows nation-states to achieve their strategic goals in such a manner. Within the contemporary

  • Thinking the Unthinkable –Another Redacted Version of the US Nuclear Doctrine0

    by M Waqas Jan 24 June 2019 Over the last two weeks, much has been written about the release of the US’s latest Nuclear Warfare Doctrine that was published on the US Joint Chiefs of Staff’s official website earlier this month. While the sensitivity of the topic and the timing of its release are in

  • Rahul’s “Resignation” Spells Another Triumph for BJP!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 23 June 2019 If Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi sticks to his decision of resigning as the party president, prospects of it spelling a better political future for either him or his party may be viewed as non-existent. His decision is likely to be most heartily welcomed by his party’s key rival party,

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  • Sri Lanka’s Muslims bloodied by Buddhism

    By Ana Pararajasingham June 20, 2019 Sri Lanka has become more fragile, fractured and polarized following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks as the country’s Muslims are harassed and subjected to violence by mobs of Sinhala Buddhists who form the majority of the island’s population. Although those targeted by jihadist violence on Easter Sunday were the

  • Bangladesh And Revenge Politics: To What End?

    “Revenge, the sweetest morsel to mouth that ever was cooked in hell.” ~Sir Walter Scott from The Heart Of Mid-Lothian Revenge politics has long been the bedrock of Sheikh Hasina’s personal and political motto and raison d’etre. The people of Bangladesh are well aware of this unwelcome fact, which has, very regrettably, become mundane in

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