• Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed

    Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed0

    Rise In India-Sri Lanka Tensions After Indian Fisherman Killed Fishermen in Tamil Nadu, India. By Dr. Abdul Ruff March 8, 2017 Even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an investment of Rs 12,000 crore to upgrade eight state highways to National Highways in his home state Gujarat as part of efforts to boost infrastructure

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  • Sunni ultra-conservatism and Western populism: Two sides of the same coin0

    Sunni ultra-conservatism and Western populism: Two sides of the same coin   Source: PakistanTribe By James M. Dorsey Two recent high profile events, Pakistan’s Super Cricket League (PSL) final and the Lahore Literary Festival, reflect the country’s struggle with the rise of militant Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism. They also illustrate how militancy often serves illiberal Pakistani

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  • DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III0

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III F R Chowdhury   I have already written two articles under this heading. I got considerable feedback from the readers. In general they liked it. Part – I dealt with relations between head of the state and head of the government. Part – II dealt with relations between the

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  • Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability0

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability Abu Sufian Shamrat Introduction Since the beginning of this decade, the ‘Bangladesh Development Model’ (BDM) has been drawing an enormous attention for achieving remarkable success in reducing poverty and accelerating economic growth, pulling the country from lower income to lower middle-income country. Also, the recent visits of the Chinese

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  • Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region0

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region Photo credit: Herald, Pakistan Usman Ali Khan Successful test-firing of indigenously-developed submarine launched cruise missile Babur-3  by Pakistan is the sign of an imminent stabilizer in the region.  Keeping itself on the heels, the surface-to-surface ballistic missile test of Ababeel comes as an efficacious attainment of second strike

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  • Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

    Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?0

    Source: Dawn By James M. Dorsey Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes to the core of a struggle for Pakistan’s soul as the country reels from a week of stepped up political violence. It also

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  • DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – II

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – II0

    A few days back I wrote the first article under this heading. In Bangladesh they often say with pride that they follow the parliamentary democracy in line with the Westminster. That is why my comparison has been mostly drawn with practice and procedures followed in the United Kingdom. I stated earlier that I visited no

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