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  • The Rohingya Crisis0

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    • November 19, 2017

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis. Backgrounder by Eleanor Albert Last updated October 04, 2017 A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Introduction Discriminatory policies of Myanmar’s government since the late 1970s

  • Leave It to the Generals; A nonstrategy for Afghanistan0

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    • November 19, 2017

    BY ANDREW J. BACEVICH November 8, 2017 Illustration by Bill Butcher Win or quit, or win and then quit. When Donald Trump was a candidate for president last year, this pretty much represented his strategic menu of options for the country’s ongoing wars. Whichever way things went, they were going to change, though, and for the

  • The Contested Areas of Myanmar0

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    • November 19, 2017

    For a full 140 page report please go to link: https://asiafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ContestedAreasMyanmarReport.pdf

  • UN Security Council calls on Myanmar to end excessive military force in Rakhine state0

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    • November 19, 2017

    UN News Centre In this photo taken in mid-October 2017, Rohingya refugees that have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state, cross into Bangladesh at Palong Khali in the Cox’s Bazar district. UNICEF/LeMoyne  6 November 2017 – Strongly condemning the widespread violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has led to the displacement of over 600,000 members of the

  • PROPOSED PROJECT IN INDIA FOR UREA FERTILISER FROM URINE0

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    • November 18, 2017

    – IS IT A FEASIBLE OR RIDICULOUS IDEA? Mr. Nitin Gadkari, the minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, has said that urine banks would be set up in every taluk in India, so that urine can be collected from individual citizens and processed to produce urea fertilizer. According to the minister, this

  • Maldives: Will President Yameen now tick off India and US too?0

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    • November 18, 2017

    N Sathiya Moorthy,  17 November 2017 Days after senior Indian and US diplomats met in New Delhi to discuss the Maldives situation, President Abdulla Yameen warned of ‘ideological warfare and malicious economic schemes’ against his country. Between the India-US consultations and Yameen’s Republic Day speech on 11 November, aides openly named Sri Lanka for allegedly

  • FOREIGN HANDS IN BANGLADESH POLITICS1

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    • November 18, 2017

    FOREIGN HANDS IN BANGLADESH POLITICS On subservient political elite and uncritical intelligentsia Nurul Kabir | Published: 18:26, Nov 16,2017 THE couple of rhetorical slogans of the ruling class political parties, the Bangladesh Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in particular, that most Bangladeshis hear almost every day, and that too for years, are the ‘spirit

  • What is India’s caste system?0

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    • November 18, 2017

    India’s caste system is among the world’s oldest forms of surviving social stratification. The BBC explains its complexities. The system which divides Hindus into rigid hierarchical groups based on their karma (work) and dharma (the Hindi word for religion, but here it means duty) is generally accepted to be more than 3,000 years old. How

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