• NSG, NO FAREWELL GIFT FOR INDIA

    NSG, NO FAREWELL GIFT FOR INDIA0

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    • February 6, 2017

    NSG, NO FAREWELL GIFT FOR INDIA Yasir Hussain Despite the fact that India, in any case, is not eligible to become a full-fledged member of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), United States still leads the push for former’s bid. How Ironic, the then London Group (now NSG) was established in response to Indian maiden nuclear test

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  • It was now or never for Sasikala0

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    • February 6, 2017

    It was now or never for Sasikala N Sathiya Moorthy, Rediff.com, 6 February 2017 6.19 am Whether or not OPS wanted it, possibly after a time, there might be pressure from within the AIADMK legislature party that he should not quit. In turn, it would have meant that Sasikala, already determined to keep both the party and

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  • Targeting The TNA, Testing The Nation?0

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    • February 6, 2017

    Targeting The TNA, Testing The Nation? N Sathiya Moorthy, The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 5 February 2017 Sumanthiran has also emerged as the moderate voice of post-war Tamil polity and society Rehabilitated cadres may have been trained and are skilled in trades, but did not have a job or any other source of income Definitely LTTE re-grouping of

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  • CPEC: A Game Changer Or Debt Enhancer For Pakistan?0

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    • February 5, 2017

    CPEC: A Game Changer Or Debt Enhancer For Pakistan? Pakistan’s Gwadar Port. Photo by Paranda, Wikipedia Commons.   By Tilak Devasher* There are several issues with the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. For one, transparency and accountability have been sacrificed because details of the projects have not been shared, there is no public bidding

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  • Nepal: Key Moment for Justice

    Nepal: Key Moment for Justice0

    UN and Donors Need to Back Accountability for Conflict Era Crimes It is time for Nepal’s political parties to prove their commitment to justice and truth. Brad Adams Asia Director   (New York) – The mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons (COID) should be extended

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  • Corruption in Bangladesh: Perceptions vs. reality0

    Corruption in Bangladesh: Perceptions vs. reality Taj Hashmi Corruption became so integral to Bangladesh that consecutively for five years (2001-2005) it remained the most corrupt country in the world. However, we hear things have changed for the better. On the one hand, the country has become self-sufficient in food; on the other, it’s no longer

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  • Myanmar mass murder made in America

    Myanmar mass murder made in America0

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    • February 3, 2017

    Myanmar mass murder made in America February 3, 2017  THE Southeast Asian state of Myanmar has recently become the epicentre of an expanding humanitarian crisis. But because the current government of Myanmar is headed by a regime favoured by American and European interests, little attention and even less action has been given to the conflict.

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  • India in Trump’s world0

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    • February 3, 2017

    India in Trump’s world N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 3 February 2017 Despite US President Donald Trump’s early call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and describing India as a ‘true friend’ of America, it’s no more the ‘dear Barack’ days. If it happens, it would take time, and on American terms, – unless the world around the two

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  • Indian concerns over Maldives island-lease: It’s not about China but about sovereignty talk0

    Indian concerns over Maldives island-lease: It’s not about China but about sovereignty talk N Sathiya Moorthy, South Asia Monitor, 1 February 2017  At a New Year news conference in Male, Chinese Ambassador Wang Fukang reportedly expressed ‘surprise’ over “concerns raised by Indian journalists over the leasing of the Maldivian island of Feydhoo Finolhu (an uninhabited island

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  • Bangladesh is building a dirty and expensive coal plant next to the world’s largest mangrove forest

    Bangladesh is building a dirty and expensive coal plant next to the world’s largest mangrove forest0

    A controversial new coal power plant being built in Bangladesh is already running out of friends. Environmentalists worry it will spell disaster for the world’s largest mangrove forest, while locals worry about pollution and being driven from their homes. The vast majority of Bangladeshis have been critical of the project since its inception in 2010.

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  • WRONG DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES PUSHING PAKISTAN IN QUAGMIRE OF SECTARIANISM

    WRONG DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES PUSHING PAKISTAN IN QUAGMIRE OF SECTARIANISM0

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    • January 31, 2017

    WRONG DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES PUSHING PAKISTAN IN QUAGMIRE OF SECTARIANISM Ahmad Zaboor Zahir-ud- din-Muhammad Babur, the King who established the mighty Mughal Empire in India, while on his death bed, bequeathed following wise counsels to his son Humayun, “overlook the differences between the Shias and Sunnis. Otherwise, the decrepitude of Islam would follow.” (John

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  • Unity in Diversity of South Asian Region

    Unity in Diversity of South Asian Region0

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    • January 31, 2017

    Unity in Diversity of South Asian Region Dr. Rajkumar Singh Introduction The Indian subcontinent or South Asia encompasses today eight very diverse sovereign states of very different sizes: India, Pakistan Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and Afghanistan. The terms South Asia and India refer, in the first instance, to a vast geographical space stretching

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  • India-UAE bilateral relations: towards strategic partnership

    India-UAE bilateral relations: towards strategic partnership0

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    • January 31, 2017

    India-UAE bilateral relations: towards strategic partnership Sudanshu Tripathi As West Asia is an extended part of Greater Asia and UAE is an important core member of this region just as India is in East Asia, both countries need to explore and consolidate the roots of their social and cultural ties coming down today since ages.

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  • 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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