• Qatar Crisis and India’s Worry0

    Since the establishment of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 1981 the six Arab Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar had moved forward as a consortium with each working towards the common interest of the GCC. When many other regional groupings in the world were running with internal rift and lack

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  • Religious Militancy in Bangladesh: Opinion Survey4

    Abstract Bangladesh has recently been identified as one of the most religious militant-infested areas in the globe. Over the years, militant groups in Bangladesh have grown in strength and reached the extent to where they are able to conduct organized terror campaigns all over the country. A close look at various militant acts conducted to

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  • Nepal’s Crumbling Manufacturing Sector0

    By Hari Prasad Shrestha* During the eighties, Nepal experienced some optimistic moments in manufacturing sector; Nepalese woolen carpet shops across the streets of Frankfurt and other European cities were subject of major attraction. Nepalese garment export to USA was contending with other major garment exporters of the world. And export of Nepalese products to India

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  • POT, KETTLE: WHY IRAN BLAMES SAUDI ARABIA FOR ISLAMIC STATE ATTACKS0

      Terrorist killings at Iranian parliament and mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini bring into focus something Riyadh and Tehran have in common – the stoking of ethnic tensions and proxy wars they use to destabilise each other BY JAMES M. DORSEY 8 JUN 2017 Islamic State’s targeting of key religious and political symbols in Tehran is likely

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  • Brace Yourself, South Asia’s Geopolitics Is Becoming More Complex, Less Stable0

      The rise of centralising authoritarians has accentuated the fragmentation and regionalisation of world politics, diminished the capacity for compromise and made relations between competitive powers much more fraught than in the past. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan and President Xi Jinping of China. Credit: Reuters As in other parts

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  • Pakistan, India to be full members of SCO0

    June 2017 -Dr. Abdul Ruff The 2017 annual Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will be held on 7-8 June, in Astana, Kazakhstan. Beijing-headquartered SCO, which focuses mostly on security-related issues such as counter-terrorism cooperation in Central Asia, is comprised of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as full members. Afghanistan, Belarus, India,

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  • Trump’s visit and split in divided Islamic world!0

    June 2017 -Dr. Abdul Ruff The fallout of the very first official trip to Mideast by the US President Trump is disastrous for Arab nations as Saudi Arabia, emboldened by Trumps’ meeting with its King Salman in Riyadh, has, along with fellow Arab nations,  kicked Qatar from their powerful club. The Islamic world, already terribly

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  • Crisis in the Gulf: Escalation or negotiation?0

    By James M. Dorsey Turkey’s parliament is this week fast tracking the dispatch of up to 3,000 troops to Qatar, home to the country’s military base in the Middle East. Certain to stiffen Qatar’s resolve to resist Saudi and UAE-led pressure to force it to change policies, the Turkish move comes amid hints that the

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  • Bridges and roads in north-east India may drive small tribes away from development0

    The Eze or Deopani river, near Roing. Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman, Author provided Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Kherepe Meme gestures with her hand animatedly. She vividly remembers and describes the Great Assam Earthquake of 1950. The epicentre of this 8.6 magnitude earthquake was in eastern Tibet along the Sino-Indian border, a few

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  • Human Rights Must Factor into Dialogue During Li Keqiang Visit to Berlin & Brussels0

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel as well as European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker must substantively raise serious human rights concerns during the upcoming visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium from May 31 to June 2. In recent months, the Chinese government extended its

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  • Indian strategy to defame freedom struggle! (A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-304)0

    6 June 2017 Dr. Abdul Ruff Of course, colonial powers follow similar patterns of repressive techniques and India is no different from the UK and Zionist Israel.  All these are nuclear powers with vast arsenals of terror goods in their depots. Interestingly, UN has no serious objections. The months’ long non-stop demonstrations in Kashmir as

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  • China’s New Silk Road project: Focus on South Asia!0

    June 2017 -Dr. Abdul Ruff Part -1: Rising Chinese power China, the only right of veto country of Asia and dominant global power, is seen trying to take a larger role in world affairs by promoting its economic ventures across continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe by joint efforts. Apparently, besides making joint ventures with

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  • Indian politics: Is ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu is a party of frauds?0

    June 2017 -Dr. Abdul Ruff Yes, the ruling party tells lies and tries to fool the public and the O. Panneerselvam’s faction. OPS was the acting CM and Treasurer of the party during the lifetime of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa. Whatever the Sasikala faction said before has been proven false now. Public views the party as

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  • Sri Lanka: Nation At Cross Roads, All-Round0

    Sathiya Moorthy 4 June 2017 Coupled with the May 19 commemoration of the conclusion of the ethnic/anti-terror war, the subsequent reshuffle of the Cabinet may have put the nation at the cross-roads, all-round than anything else. It may be good in ways, not-so-good in other ways. In the absence of the alternatives, this is the

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