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  • The World Is Dedollarizing0

    By Peter Koenig Global Research, July 19, 2019 What if tomorrow nobody but the United States would use the US-dollar? Every country, or society would use their own currency for internal and international trade, their own economy-based, non-fiat currency. It could be traditional currencies or new government controlled crypto-currencies, but a country’s own sovereign money.

  • Asia is both perpetrator and victim of the collapsing nuclear order: Prof R Rajaraman0

    The tacit taboo on the use of nuclear weapons that was in place after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings is undergoing a change with nation-states changing their view on the use of nuclear weapons and embarking on a quest to expand their arsenal, said Dr R Rajaraman, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru University and

  • Security measures hamper Amaranth Yatra in Kashmir0

    Umar Manzoor Shah, July 21, 2019 In the midst of majestic mountains and emerald streams, Younis Iqbal has been spending days and nights in makeshift tents. He hasn’t visited his home even once in the past 15 days as he is busy taking Hindu pilgrims to a holy cave in Kashmir considered a symbol of Lord

  • India: The Controversy Surrounding Dibang Dam, India’s Largest Hydropower Project0

    The Wire India 22 July 2019 The Wire delves into the specifics of the ambitious multi-purpose project, the purported aim behind it as well as the controversy that has been associated with it. New Delhi: On July 18, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave the go-ahead to

  • Floods put over 4 million people at risk in Bangladesh0

    Torrential rains in the northern and southeastern parts of Bangladesh have put more than 4 million people at risk of food insecurity and disease, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said Jul 20, 2019               DHAKA: Torrential rains in the northern and southeastern parts of Bangladesh have put more than

  • India’s vanishing nuclear scientists0

    July 22, 2019 Nuclear scientists were among the world’s most coveted assets during and after World War II, so much so that powerful nations engaged in a tug-of-war on the European playground to claim as many as possible. When you are in one of three neighboring nuclear powers like Iran, Pakistan and India, each struggling

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  • India: Use of National Security on Electoral Sentiments0

    by Adrij Chakraborty 22 July 2019 Politics with Policy As India steps into the second term of governance by the (Bharatiya Janata Party led) National Democratic Alliance, I attempt to analyse what caused the mammoth upsurge of votes in its favour. Amidst other significant reasons behind the ruling party’s landslide victory, there is a small

  • Trump’s Hard Line on Pakistan Is All Bluster0

    U.S. needs in Afghanistan have overridden promises to get tough on Islamabad. By Michael Kugelman | July 22, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House today. According to a White House statement, the two leaders will “focus on strengthening cooperation between the United States and Pakistan

  • India’s policy must respond to Changing Aspirations and Dynamics within Nepal0

     Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 19 July 2019    The Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership was quick to underline the importance of the South Asian neighborhood since it came to power for the first time in 2014. The government ever since believes that a ‘neighborhood first’ policy is key to realize the larger

  • Muslim causes vs national interest: Muslim nations make risky bets0

    By James M. Dorsey 18 July 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify,Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, and Patreon, Podbeanand Castbox. Saudi attitudes towards the plight of thousands of illegal Rohingya in the kingdom fleeing persecution in Myanmar and squalid Bangladeshi refugee camps help explain Saudi support for China’s brutal clampdown on Turkic Muslims in its troubled, north-western province

  • Many More Than Just Maritime Powder Kegs in the Gulf0

    by James M. Dorsey 18 July 2019 A recent interview in which Baloch National Movement chairman Khalil Baloch legitimised recent militant attacks on Iranian, Chinese and Pakistani targets is remarkable less for what he said and more for the fact that his remarks were published by a Saudi newspaper. Speaking to Riyadh Daily, the English

  • President Ershad : Remembering a departed soul0

    by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 17 July 2019 Contributions of President Ershad (1930-2019) who died on 14 April are taller than his size and preservable in the history of Bangladesh. He lacked political background but seized power as head of the army during a bloodless coup against President Abdus Sattar in 24 April 1982 by imposing martial law and suspending the Constitution. He

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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