• India loses 10 places on world Democracy Index 2019, ranks 51 globally0

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    • January 23, 2020

    Two developments find specific mention in the Democracy Index – the abrogation of Article 370 and the NRC By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi 22 January 2020 India, the largest democracy in the world, fell 10 places on the Democracy Index 2019 to a global rank of 51. We now rank behind countries such as

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  • Sino-Russian Ties Imperil Strategic Arms Control0

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    • January 23, 2020

    The last treaty limiting Russian-US nuclear weapons, New START, expires in February. The Trump administration would prefer a comprehensive agreement including more strategic weapons and countries, especially China, explains Richard Weitz, senior fellow and director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation support his

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  • Bangladesh now 14th most corrupt country in TI global index0

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    • January 23, 2020

    Staff Correspondent | New Age Jan 23, 2020      Bangladesh has ranked 14th among the most corrupt countries in 2019, according to the worldwide corruption perception index released by the Berlin-based Transparency International. In the year, Bangladesh moved one notch up the global corruption index from 13th in 2018, according to the below order

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  • CAA-NPR-NRC Represent the Culmination of Golwalkar and RSS’s Vision0

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    • January 23, 2020

    A six-phase strategy of the Sangh explains many challenges that India is facing today, but also leaves troubling questions for the future. Dunu Roy 23 January 2020 2019 has turned into 2020, the young are out flooding the streets, undaunted by stun guns and lathis, and the messages they carry are powerful – doorstep kolams

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  • Myanmar panel claims soldiers possibly committed war crimes, but not genocide, against Rohingyas0

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    • January 22, 2020

    scroll.in | Jan 21, 2020 The International Court of Justice is expected to rule on a genocide case against the country on Thursday. A Myanmar government-appointed panel on Monday established that there were “reasonable grounds” to believe that members of the security forces were among “multiple actors” who committed possible war crimes against the Rohingya

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  • Afghanistan’s Borderlands: Unruly, Unruled, and Central to Peace0

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    • January 22, 2020

    The Asia Foundation January 21, 2020 By Adrian Morel In Games without Rules, author and former Asia Foundation colleague Tamim Ansary argues that bringing rural Afghanistan under centralized rule has been the defining challenge of the Afghan state since the reign of Ahmad Shah Durrani in the 18th century. He debunks the colonial myth of

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  • India: Supreme Court’s hearing-as-usual approach on CAA shows Indians need to go back to streets0

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    • January 22, 2020

    Supreme Court order marks the completion of the first phase of the anti-CAA-NRC-NPR movement. Here’s what Indians should do now in the second phase. YOGENDRA YADAV 22 January, 2020 Just four days before the 70th anniversary of the Republic of India, the Supreme Court has served a grim reminder. The battle to reclaim the republic will have to be fought by

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  • Iran’s State Media Distort Western News Coverage of Rare Khamenei Sermon0

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    • January 21, 2020

    Voice of America – English By Michael Lipin, Mehdi Jedinia January 18, 2020 Iranian state media have given a distorted view of Western news coverage of a rare public sermon by Iran’s supreme leader, ignoring how Western outlets highlighted perceived shortcomings in his responses to domestic problems. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran

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  • From Modi to Imran Khan, Trump’s visit to Delhi holds a victory for all sides0

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    • January 21, 2020

    New Delhi is chuffed over the positive reports from envoys who visited J&K. What the government needs now is a Modi-Trump hug to take care of anti-CAA protest images. Jyoti Malhotra 21 January, 2020 The Narendra Modi government has unveiled a number of initiatives over the last week, all pointing to the culmination of one big

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  • Sri Lanka diplomatic pendulum swinging back?0

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    • January 20, 2020

    New interest in India, while China for years has been widening its footprint with transport projects By AT Contributor, Colombo Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbors after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, as China’s economic clout increases in the region. China, a long-time regional

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  • Bangladeshi lawmakers want extrajudicial killings0

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    • January 20, 2020

    The demand by a few parliamentarians that the police be allowed to kill rapists without a trial has led to a furious debate By Faisal Mahmud, Dhaka 20 January 2020 Extra-judicial killing is not new in Bangladesh. What is new is a campaign by elected lawmakers in Parliament to legitimize killings by the police that

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  • Pakistan: Ayub the First0

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    • January 20, 2020

    Ayub the First – Newspaper – DAWN.COM Asad Rahim Khan   January 16, 2020 WRITING on how to live one’s life, American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, ‘Shallow men believe in luck… strong men believe in cause and effect’. Because empires are built on entitlement, so America never tires of hearing about the strong, silent type.

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  • The World Looks to Abandon the Dollar as US Sanctions Tighten Their Grip0

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    • January 20, 2020

    01/15/2020 Ryan McMaken When the US places financial sanctions on one country, it de facto sanctions many other countries as well — including many of its allies. This is because not all countries and firms are interested in participating in the US sanctions-based foreign policy. Sanctions, after all, have become a favorite go-to strategy for

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  • China looms large even in its absence at India’s Raisina Dialogue, as experts discuss trade and security0

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    • January 19, 2020

    If concerns about China had been muted in the past, they were never far from the surface at this year’s gathering in New Delhi Russian foreign minister accused the US of seeking to exclude China but Washington and its allies were prepared to push back Kunal Purohit | 19 Jan, 2020 | This week in

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