• It’s advantage DMK in Tamil Nadu for now0

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    • September 1, 2017

    It’s advantage DMK in Tamil Nadu for now But not for too long, as TTV Dinakaran can still play spoilsport, says N Sathiya Moorthy. N Sathiya Moorthy, 1 September 2017 With acting governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao reportedly telling political interlocutors that he could not intervene in what is essentially an ‘internal matter’ of the ruling All India

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  • Lessons From History on the Feasibility of RSS’s Politics0

    By Shankar Gopalakrishnan on 31/08/2017 The danger of Hindutva politics lies not in creating a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ but in the destruction it will wreak and the lives it will destroy during its dominance and in its aftermath. The experiences of other countries provide strong grounds for believing that the Hindu Rashtra project is absurd, a

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  • Doklam: Who won?0

    North Korea’s latest missile outrage has stolen the global headlines from a potentially even more significant turn of events in world security. That is the seemingly sudden resolution of the border confrontation between Chinese and Indian troops in an area known as Doklam in disputed Himalayan territory. The Indian government has been careful to let

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  • It’s Time to Shift Gears in Afghanistan0

    It’s Time to Shift Gears in Afghanistan Anand ArniPranay Kotasthane 31 Aug, 2017 Image Source: US Army, https://goo.gl/QXtqE8 Anand Arnianand_arni Pranay Kotasthane@pranaykotas The stage is set for India to forge ahead on the India—Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement. Here are a few ideas on what can be done. A year ago, we had written this with

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  • Rohyinga Villages Burning Again0

    by M Adil Khan — August 31, 2017 Authorities in Myanmar say close to 100 people have been killed since Friday when armed men, reportedly from the ArakanRohynga Salvation Army (ARSA), launched a pre-dawn raid on police outposts in the conflict region and this has been the main cause of the latest violence in Arakan.

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  • India: AIADMK likely to expel VK Sasikala at the general council meeting in September!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal As Tamil Nadu governor Rao refused to ask the CM Palanisamy to test his majority on the floor of the house as demanded by DMK and Sasikala-Dinakaran and family, Dinakaran is annoyed. “Chinnanna,” nephew of Chinnamma Sasikala, jailed for rampant corrupt operations, looting the resources belonging to Tamil people. The ruling

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  • Afghanistan Again: What’s Different This Time0

    Author:  Richard Kraemer Afghanistan Again: What’s Different This Time On August 21, President Donald Trump outlined his strategy for U.S. engagement in Afghanistan. While fully admitting his reluctance to increase current levels of support for the Afghan government and army, the president identified America’s core interests there. The “honorable and enduring outcome” that he mentioned

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  • “DO MORE, DO MORE, DO MORE”0

    The policy that came out after months of deliberations by the newly elected President Trump, to end the long standing war in Afghanistan appears highly flawed. However, the policy deals with three key areas: first, no predetermined timelines for the U.S. troops withdrawal hence putting the argument of the ‘indefinite war’ on its toes. Second,

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  • Rohingya Refugees In Malaysia: Need For Policy Rethink0

    With the United States closing its doors on refugees, the Malaysian authorities should prepare long term strategies to accommodate over 200,000 Rohingya within its borders who lack rights and legal protection. By Chan Xin Ying* President Trump’s refugee ban had crushed resettlement dreams of countless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia as the United States is the

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  • WILL CHINA OCCUPY BHUTAN AS IT DID IN TIBET?0

    The standoff between India and China about Doklam is said to have been sorted out. India claims that it has stood against China with dignity and determination, in spite of many provocative statements from China and resisted China’s attempt to enter Doklam. India further says that China will stop construction of the road in Doklam

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  • US Strategy In Afghanistan: An Indian Perspective0

    August 30, 2017 The recently announced US strategy for Afghanistan was welcomed by the Indian Government but does not address underlying Indian concerns. Indian diplomacy has to convince major strategic partners of the advantages of a US strategy that aims at “killing terrorists” in Afghanistan. By Tara Kartha* The announcement of the much-awaited United States

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  • Variations on a theme: The Gulf crisis settles into a family squabble0

      By James M. Dorsey A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia has settled into a family squabble in which the protagonists appear to be singing different variations of the same song. Qatar and its detractors disagree on how they view

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  • India: Sasikala, Dinakaran threaten unified AIADMK. Will they support DMK to pull down AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu?0

      Chief Minister before election J. Jayalalithaa AIADMK, Elected Chief Minister  J. Jayalalithaa AIADMK by Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 30/08/2017 In Tamil Nadu as elsewhere in the country, corruption plays a pivotal role in politics. As the problems of rung party increasing, corruption in the state keeps playing devil’s role at all levels. No one can do anything without adequately bribing the

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  • Pakistan will stop at nothing for CPEC0

    Asma Maqsood 30/08/2017 Being part of OBOR Strategy, CPEC is playing an inevitable role in China’s aim for economic expansion which will benefiting Pakistan’s economic situation. It depends upon Pakistan’s ability to sustain its political stability, internal security situation and provincial harmony and ability to curb extremism which is up to certain extent, Pakistan have

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