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  • China Resolute to Establish Geostrategic Foothold In A New Afghanistan0

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    • October 14, 2021

      Photo: King Mohammed Zahir Shah and the visiting Afghan delegation with Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai and the Chinese leadership in Beijing on November 1, 1964. Wikimedia Commons.   Viewpoint by BM Jain     14 October 2021 The writer is a Professor of Political Science and the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Asian

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  • About the First Islamic Bomb and Its Father0

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    • October 14, 2021

    www.indepthnews.net Image: The Islamic Bomb. Credit: The Conversation Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN) — Whenever I introduced Munir Khan to a friend I would say light-heartedly “and this is the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb,” just to enjoy the pleasure of watching the reaction. Khan himself would give a self-deprecatory smile. As Hans

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  • Back to the Future with the Taliban?0

    Image credit: Shutterstock 8 October 2021 Viewpoint by Amin Saikal This article was issued by Toda Peace Institute and is being republished with their permission. SINGAPORE (IDN) — The defeat of the United States and its allies and return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan have changed the regional landscape. The configuration of forces has shifted

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  • Afghanistan: The Great Game or a Tumbling Dice on the Road to Ruin0

    indepthnews.net Photo (from left to right): Jainendra Karn and Manish Uprety F.R.A.S. 1 October 2021 Viewpoint by Manish Uprety F.R.A.S. and Jainendra Karn Manish Uprety is an ex-diplomat & ALCAP’s Special Adviser for Asia & Africa and Jainendra Karn is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Any views or opinions expressed are

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  • Foreign Policy: Sri Lanka and South Asia and the Conundrum to Resolve0

    Photo: NAM process in South Asia and in the Middle East. NAM summit in Iran. CC BY 4.0. indepthnews.net By A. L. A. Azeez*     1 October 2021 COLOMBO (IDN) — Whenever the foreign policy of the government of Sri Lanka is explained, the familiar refrains that are bandied around are ‘non-alignment’ and ‘neutrality’. No

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  • Bangladesh’s “Affordable Vaccine Pioneer” Wins Asia’s Nobel Prize0

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    • September 20, 2021

    Photo: Dr. Firdausi Qadri. Credit: Dhaka Tribune In Depth News    By Amitava Chowdhury        20 September 2021 KOLKATTA (IDN) — One of 2021 Ramon Magsaysay Awards—known as ‘Asia’s Nobel Prize’—has been awarded to the Bangladeshi scientist Dr Firdausi Qadri who has played a “key role” in creating more affordable vaccines to combat

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  • The Western Debate About Islam Is Frankly Uninformed, Sometimes Infantile0

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    • September 17, 2021

    indepthnews.net 17 September 2021 Photo: Grand Synagogue of Edirne, Turkey. The Ottoman Empire created by Turkish tribes in Anatolia (Asia Minor) grew to be one of the most powerful states in the world during the 15th and 16th centuries. CC BY-SA 4.0 Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN) — Once again the CIA and

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  • Alternative Noble Prize Recognition for Pakistan’s Islamic Community Development Pioneer0

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    • September 17, 2021

    IDN-InDepthNews  Photo: Asian Nobel prize winner, Muhammad Amjad Saquib, the founder of Pakistan’s biggest community development network Akhuwat. Credit: Akhuwat. By Kalinga Seneviratne   17 September 2021 SYDNEY (IDN) — One of the five winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards—known as Asia’s Nobel Prizes—is Dr Muhammad Amjad Saquib the founder of Pakistan’s biggest community development

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  • From War Hero to Sports Hero — Inspirational Story of Sri Lanka’s Paralympics Gold Medallist0

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    • September 12, 2021

    Photo: Screenshot of gold medalist Dinesh Priyantha Herath with Sri Lankan flag By Mohan Srilal 10 September 2021 COLOMBO (IDN) — Sri Lanka’s latest sporting hero Dinesh Priyantha Herath is expected to touch down in Sri Lanka to a red-carpet airport welcome on Tuesday. The life story of the F46 Javelin Throw gold medalist at

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  • UN Experts Call for Protection of Journalists in Afghanistan0

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    • September 12, 2021

    Photo: Afghans in Germany protesting against Taliban violence, August 14, 2021. Source: Wikimedia Commons. By Jaya Ramachandran   10 September 2021 GENEVA (IDN) — “Journalists and media workers, in particular women, are facing heightened risks since the Taliban’s political takeover of Afghanistan,” a group of UN human rights experts has warned and called on all States

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  • Afghan Crisis Must End America’s Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty0

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    • September 2, 2021

    Photo: Millions of Afghans have been displaced by the war. Credit: MikrofonNews In-Depth News IDN   2 September 2021 Viewpoint by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies* NEW YORK (IDN) — Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country—and then

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  • Massive Intellectual Dishonesty Prevails Debate on Exodus from Afghanistan0

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    • September 2, 2021

    Photo: Afghanistan civilians attempt on the airfield as a C-17 attempts to take off from the Kabul airport. Source: USNI News In Depth News  IDN   2 September 2021 Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN) — I like this. It’s from yesterday’s New York Times. Senator Christopher Murphy, a Democrat of Connecticut who supports President

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  • Armed with Captured US Weapons & Suicide Bombers, Taliban Battles to Retake Afghanistan0

    Photo: The Pul-e-Kheshti Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit: UNAMA/Freshta Dunia In Depth News   20 August 2021 By Thalif Deen NEW YORK (IDN) — As the US pulls out of Afghanistan after a 20-year occupation, the Afghans have once again ousted one of their ruling powers, first the Brits, then the Soviets, both in a bygone

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  • Will India Return to The Path Envisaged by The Freedom Movement?0

    Photo: Screenshot of “Tryst with Destiny” full speech delivered by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, to the Indian Constituent Assembly in The Parliament, on the eve of India’s Independence, towards midnight on 14 August 1947. Uploaded by Xplorer India. In Depth News    20 August 2021 Musings on 75th Year of

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