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  • Sri Lanka launches new campaign on enforced disappearances0

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    • January 14, 2019

    Heartbroken Tamils still seeking answers about missing kin a decade later not sold on OMP’s move to ‘clear up confusion’ Activists and families of the disappeared demonstrate for their loved ones in Colombo in 2018. Tamils have long been demanding accountability for crimes they allege were committed during the nation’s long and bloody civil war. (ucanews.com photo)Quintus

  • Beijing tightens its grip on IslamabadDid China convince Pakistan to pay $90 billion for China’s benefit?0

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    • January 14, 2019

    China’s President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2018. (Photo by Thomas Peter/AFP)Anders Corr Pakistan  The Financial Times revealed on Jan. 1 that China is planning a secret US$2 billion loan to Pakistan to avoid any future

  • Great Power Rivalry Reaches Africa0

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    • January 11, 2019

    Anand KumarAnand Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile January 09, 2019 The United States finds its position increasingly challenged by two emerging powers with global ambitions, China and Russia. This rivalry now threatens to engulf the continent of Africa as well. China has expanded its economic

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  • HATE PLASTIC CAMPAIGN NECESSARY?0

    In recent years, around the world, the vigorous and noisy anti-plastic campaign by the so-called environmentalists and activists to stop using plastics for short term and long term need have been gaining strength, backed by the media campaign. The campaign against plastics has now virtually descended to a hate plastic campaign, making innocent people think

  • Pakistan Securing Its Maritime Interest and CPEC0

    by Qur Tul Ain Hafeez 16 January 2019 The IOR is a major sea route that unites the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia with Europe and America. The excessive economic growth of littoral states of Indian Ocean obliges them to protect their energy needs and interests in order to endure their purchasing power. This

  • Inside the Beltway: Iran hardliners vs Iran hardliners0

    By James M. Dorsey 16 January 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Alarm bells went off last September in Washington’s corridors of power when John Bolton’s national security council asked the Pentagon for options for military strikes against Iran.   The council’s request was

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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