• Why is India scared of talks over occupied Kashmir?0

    A Sovereign Kashmir; Random Thoughts-215 -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal While Israel do agree, though without sincerity and just for the sake of fooling the Palestinians and world as a whole, for talks with Palestinians, Americans and others on the issue of establishment of Palestine with full membership of UN, its new strategic partner in terrorism-related

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  • Spurring the Nuclearisation of South Asia0

    It is a known fact that Nuclear disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, and the threat of nuclear terrorism are among the most critical challenges facing the world today. The continuous up gradation of weapons by India could lead her as a hegemon nuclear power that can genuinely unsettle Pakistan and China. It is a known fact that

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  • Indian women don cow masks to show they are less safe than cattle0

    by Rina Chandran | @rinachandran | Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 4 July 2017 “If we can protect cows, then why not women?” By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – They are all pictures of women doing everyday activities: a woman on a street, a woman playing the piano in her home, a woman lounging in a

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  • Extremism report puts Saudi Arabia and British PM May on the spot strengthens Qatar in Gulf Crisis0

    By James M. Dorsey A report charging Saudi Arabia with funding extremism in Britain puts both the Kingdom and Prime Minister Teresa May on the spot. The report also potentially strengthens Qatar’s insistence that support of extremism should be tackled regionally and that demands by an anti-Qatari, Saudi-UAE-led alliance be addressed to both sides of

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  • South China Sea: Beijing boosts naval power!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff _________ Recently on June 28, China launched what it calls the most advanced and largest warship in Asia on Wednesday, billing it as a major step forward in the modernization of its navy. As the first of the new Type 055 guided-missile destroyers – which have a displacement of more than 12,000

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  • Indian PM Modi is in Israel for striking deals in terror goods, including terror drones0

    Today India that pretends hating Muslims and fighting Islam could be a hero not only for Israel but entire anti-Islamic world led by USA-UK terror twins. Indian PM Modi is in Israel for striking deals in terror goods, including terror drones. ‘Help me please.’ While President Trump said he would make USA “great again,” PM

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  • India will suffer worse losses than 1962 if it incites border clash0

    The face-off between Chinese and Indian troops in the Sikkim section of the Sino-Indian border seems to be escalating. The Indian military was quoted by Indian media as saying that more troops have been deployed there in a non-combative mode. Indian Defense Minister Arun Jaitley claimed that the India of 2017 is different from the

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  • SIGNIFICANCE OF MR. MODI’S VISIT TO ISRAEL0

    N.S. Venkataraman After  25 years of establishment of full diplomatic relations between India and Israel, Mr. Narendra Modi has been the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. Though  President of India and some ministers from India have made official visits to Israel earlier, such visits have not been viewed as of any particular significance

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  • Kashmir – Of Grand Pronouncements and Vague Specifics0

    The aggressive rhetoric, political arrogance, policy myopia and lack of the mental gymnastics on Kashmir have crossed limits. All exclusive muscular efforts applied are yielding nothing but a bloody response with minuscule benefits. Even such so-called benefits do not come free; the real impact and outcome is much dearer and dangerous in terms of the

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  • There are Dangers for India in Modi’s Embrace of Israel0

    By Sukumar Muralidharan on 04/07/2017 What could the bond between Modi and Netanyahu, who seem to have a degree of unquestioned authority within their countries, be? Prime Minister Narendra Modi accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the welcome ceremony upon his arrival at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesday. Credit:

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  • Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang – Nagaland leader dies0

    NSCN-K: Decisive Moment, Uncertain Outcomes By Nijeesh N. Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang widely known as S.S. Khaplang, the ‘chairman’ of the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) died in the evening of June 9, 2017, after a prolonged illness in a hospital at Taga in the Sagaing

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  • Qatar: A case study of the role of small states in international relations0

        By James M. Dorsey A Qatari refusal to bow to the dictate of its larger neighbors is a case study of the place of small states in international relations that is unfolding as a Saudi-UAE-led alliance prepares to tighten the noose around the Gulf state’s neck with possible new sanctions intended to strangle

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  • Myanmar needs to get serious about peace0

    Myanmar needs to get serious about peace Impunity for military abuses in Myanmar must come to an end. Rohingya refugees gather to collect relief supplies at the Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Bangladesh May 31, 2017 [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters] By David Baulk David Baulk is a Myanmar Human Rights Specialist with Fortify Rights. Last month,

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  • HONGKONG AND TIBET – CHINA’S VULNERABLE SPOTS0

    N.S. Venkataraman Ever since Britain ended its 156-year rule in Hong Kong and handed over the territory to China, Hong Kong continues to remain as a vulnerable spot for China. This is more than evident from the recent speech of Chinese President Xi Jinping during his trip to Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary

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