• Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability0

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    • February 26, 2017

    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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  • WHY  NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS  PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?

    WHY NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?0

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    • February 26, 2017

     WHY  NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS  PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?  The writer had the opportunity to interact with the local people living in and around Neduvasal in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu, who are protesting against the proposal to take up natural gas exploration projects in the region. The interaction took place

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  • Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism

    Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism0

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    • February 26, 2017

    The cover page : The assassination of Alexander II of Russia, 1881 (Wikipedia) Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism Dr. Rajkumar Singh The concept of ‘Terrorism’ is as old as the civilization of mankind itself and has existed in all ages in some form or other which might be known anarchists, revolutionaries, fundamentalist or dissents against the

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  • Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless0

    Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless United States’ Nikki Haley. Photo Credit: Office of the President-elect, Wikipedia Commons. By Daniel McAdams February 26, 2017 Just when we thought the great national embarrassment of a UN Ambassador Samantha Power was over, we are suddenly faced with a new US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley,

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  • Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

    Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative0

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    • February 25, 2017

    Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative Source: Daily Mail By James M. Dorsey Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle Kingdom, exemplify political pitfalls that threaten Beijing’s ambitious One Belt, One Road project. Political violence over

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  • Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region0

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    • February 23, 2017

    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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  • Trump’s Sri Lanka?0

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    • February 21, 2017

    Trump’s Sri Lanka? Sathiya Moorthy The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 19 Febriuary 2017 Rather than fighting American wars elsewhere, if only to secure the ‘homeland’ from military/militant attacks, and/or its economy, he seems keen to protect and strengthen that protection from within Sooner than later, Trump would come to understand that trust of nations is not built

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  • Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

    Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?0

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    • February 21, 2017

    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

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    • February 20, 2017

    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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  • Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution…

    Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution…0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution… People of Kashmir have become aliens in their homeland, (Apne hi mulk my paraye) Deadliest-millitant-attack-in-Kashmir – Kashmir reader JAVID AHMAD AHANGER Kashmir, as a geographical entity and along with its population, has since 1948 been controlled by both India and Pakistan and the grand narrative of Kashmir politics in the

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  • Current situation of terrorism in South Asia

    Current situation of terrorism in South Asia0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Current situation of terrorism in South Asia VOA- Bangladeshi policemen investigate at the site of attack on Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb. 26, 2015 Dr. Rajkumar Singh There is no uniform approach applicable to all South Asian countries for dealing with terrorism. What is needed is a differentiated country – specific approach.

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  • AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR

    AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR0

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    • February 19, 2017

    AFSP ACT AND INNOCENT KILLINGS IN KASHMIR ADIL HAMID LONE A draconian legislation like the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1990 and the concept of democracy do not go together. While democracy nurtures values of justice, equality, and fraternity, laws like the AFSPA are synonymous with injustice, discrimination, and hatred. The Armed

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  • Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism

    Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Operation Rah-e-Raast liberating Swat valley from extremism    Hamza, Irshad and Babar Abstract: The Role of “Operation Rah-e-Raast” in the establishment of peace in Swat, how militancy developed in Swat and Maulana Sufi Mohammad and Mullah Fazalullah supported militancy with the collaboration of Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. As a result, the Pakistan army decided to take military action

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  • Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka?

    Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka?0

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    • February 18, 2017

    Is India Still Interested In Developing Trincomalee Port In Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Habour. Photo by Rehman Abubakr, Wikipedia Commons. By N Sathiya Moorthy* At the annual Raisina Dialogue held in New Delhi from January 17-19, 2017, Sri Lanka’s Resettlement Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said the two nations would soon commence negotiations for

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