• PAKISTAN’S ‘ABABEEL’ AND MAINTENANCE OF STRATEGIC BALANCE

    PAKISTAN’S ‘ABABEEL’ AND MAINTENANCE OF STRATEGIC BALANCE1

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    • January 31, 2017

    PAKISTAN’S ‘ABABEEL’ AND MAINTENANCE OF STRATEGIC BALANCE By: Ali Raza In 1957, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru said in the Lok Sabha that “We have declared quite clearly that we are not interested in making atom bombs, even if we have the capacity to do so and that in no event will we use nuclear energy for destructive

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  • Babur III and Ababeel: Contours and Counters

    Babur III and Ababeel: Contours and Counters0

    Babur III and Ababeel: Contours and Counters A transporter erector launcher (TEL), carrying four cruise missiles, on display at the IDEAS 2008 defence exhibition, Karachi, Pakistan. By Maimuna Ashraf The South Asian nuclear states are intertwined in a traditional security competition and rapidly enhancing its nuclear capabilities. Currently, both Pakistan and India have enough nuclear-capable

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  • Maldives: Nasheed calls for common candidate against President Yameen0

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    • January 25, 2017

    Maldives: Nasheed calls for common candidate against President Yameen N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 25 January 2017 In yet another change of tactic for ‘regime-change’ back home, Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) leader Mohammed ‘Anni’ Nasheed has said that they should now be aiming at the presidential polls of 2018, and also field a common candidate against incumbent,

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  • How Jallikattu protests left the State on the backfoot0

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    • January 25, 2017

    How Jallikattu protests left the State on the backfoot N Sathiya Moorthy, Rediff.com,  25 January 2017 The governments at the Centre and in the state were unprepared to handle the massive response to the large numbers of people, as they were not aware of the groundswell of public admonition that was against the Establishment, says N Sathiya Moorthy. 

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  • Faith, dissent and extremism: how Bangladesh is struggling to stay secular

    Faith, dissent and extremism: how Bangladesh is struggling to stay secular0

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    • January 22, 2017

    Faith, dissent and extremism: how Bangladesh is struggling to stay secular Samia Huq Students gathered in 2013 to show their support for the Shahbag movement for freedom and democracy in Bangladesh The recent violent attacks on a Hindu temple in Bangladesh’s Netrokona district, and previous assaults on temples and homes in October in Brahmanbaria are a

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  • ASEAN countries should find a solution to end the persecution of Rohingya

    ASEAN countries should find a solution to end the persecution of Rohingya3

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    • January 22, 2017

    ASEAN countries should find a solution to end the persecution of Rohingya January 20, 2017 3.10pm AEDT The Rohingya are one the of the world’s most-persecuted ethnic minorities. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Ahmad Rizky M. Umar ASEAN’s non-intervention is aggravating the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims suffering widespread abuse by the Burmese military in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

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  • Dealing With Pakistan: Dimensions and Dilemmas

    Dealing With Pakistan: Dimensions and Dilemmas0

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    • January 22, 2017

    Dealing With Pakistan: Dimensions and Dilemmas Dr.P.Krishna Mohan Reddy Abstract Indo-Pakistan bilateral relations have entered a new phase in the 21st century. Despite the Kargil war of 1999 or the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, India has been consistently trying to bring normalcy to the bilateral relations. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister

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  • Remembering Indian Republic Day

    Remembering Indian Republic Day0

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    • January 22, 2017

    Remembering Indian Republic Day Dr. Rajkumar Singh Introduction   With a salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian national flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on January 26, 1950. The transition of India from a British colony to a sovereign, secular and democratic nation was indeed

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  • Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ On War Crime Probe – But To What End?0

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    • January 16, 2017

    Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ On War Crime Probe – But To What End? Sathiya Moorthy The Sunday LeaderColombo15 January 2017 President Sirisena is very clear on this matter and has more than once said there will be no foreign judges in the local judicial mechanism Sri Lanka’s Constitution or the Criminal Procedure Code do not

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  • Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold

    Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold0

    Sri Lanka’s re-embrace of China leaves India out in the Cold Ana Pararajasingham Beijing lost much of its influence over Sri Lanka following a regime change in early 2015 that saw pro-Beijing President Mahinda Rajapaksa ousted. The new government promised a ‘balanced approach’ to dealing with the major powers-Washington, the global superpower, Beijing, the aspiring

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  • Terror Laws and Combating in India

    Terror Laws and Combating in India0

    Dr. Rajkumar Singh Introduction India’s record in anti-terror laws and its combating has been far from satisfaction, to say the least. In general, people feel that we have not given enough thought to improving our methods of dealing with terrorism. Our methods will have to be radically improved. The laws are lax, judicial responsibility is

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  • India: A Journey to Nation and Freedom

    India: A Journey to Nation and Freedom0

      Communalism is an ideology and should be fought by an ideology and not by economic development but by inclusive democratic state and secular forces. To start with the view of Professor Irfan Habib that the concept of India is growing one, the question arises, how the concept of India generated and how India became

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  • The Burden of Muslims

    The Burden of Muslims0

    Dr. Adfer Shah Needless to say that Islam is a significant faith today with 1.6 billion followers and a considerable section of them living as a minority community in many countries thereby battling the issues of discrimination, stereotypes, and identity crisis. With the rise of Islamophobic brigades across Europe, Islamophobia as a psycho-social phenomenon gained

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  • The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution

    The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution0

    The Rohingya Open Letter And Search For A Permanent Solution M Adil Khan 2016 did not end completely hopelessly. M Adil Khan In late December,15 Nobel Laureates including Professor Mohammed Yunus and 12 global leaders wrote an Open Letter to the President of the United Nations Security Councils (UNSC) and its members decrying the Rohingya carnage

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