• DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III0

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – III F R Chowdhury   I have already written two articles under this heading. I got considerable feedback from the readers. In general they liked it. Part – I dealt with relations between head of the state and head of the government. Part – II dealt with relations between the

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  • Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water?

    Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water?0

    Why is India allowing Hasina to swim in Chinese water? Imagine a cartoon of Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh attempting to swim in Chinese waters and Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India offering a life Jacket to keep her afloat. Intriguingly this appears to be the political scenario in the Indian Sub-Continent. That

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  • NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES

    NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES0

    NEED TO RESIST CHINA’S UNCIVILISED EXPANSIONIST POLICIES   N.S. Venkataraman After marching into the peaceful Tibet more than six decades back and occupying the country and suppressing freedom in Tibet and the world opinion against China’s aggressive move mostly remaining impotent, China now seems to have become over confident that it can view the world

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  • Dimensions of Updated Terror Perception

    Dimensions of Updated Terror Perception0

    Dimensions of Updated Terror Perception Dr. Rajkumar Singh The term ‘Terrorism’ has recently been defined by Paul J. Smith, a security expert at the Asia- Pacific Center for Security Studies, as a form of psychological warfare that is used to create great fear through the use of extensive force against non-combatant civilian military targets. It

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  • Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability0

    Bangladesh Development Model: Challenges of Sustainability Abu Sufian Shamrat Introduction Since the beginning of this decade, the ‘Bangladesh Development Model’ (BDM) has been drawing an enormous attention for achieving remarkable success in reducing poverty and accelerating economic growth, pulling the country from lower income to lower middle-income country. Also, the recent visits of the Chinese

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  • WHY  NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS  PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?

    WHY NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?1

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    • February 26, 2017

     WHY  NEDUVASAL (TAMIL NADU, INDIA ) RESIDENTS  PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT AND WHAT WAY OUT?  The writer had the opportunity to interact with the local people living in and around Neduvasal in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu, who are protesting against the proposal to take up natural gas exploration projects in the region. The interaction took place

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  • Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism

    Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism0

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    • February 26, 2017

    The cover page : The assassination of Alexander II of Russia, 1881 (Wikipedia) Beginning of Modern Global Terrorism Dr. Rajkumar Singh The concept of ‘Terrorism’ is as old as the civilization of mankind itself and has existed in all ages in some form or other which might be known anarchists, revolutionaries, fundamentalist or dissents against the

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  • Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless0

    Ambassador Nikki Haley Is Completely Clueless United States’ Nikki Haley. Photo Credit: Office of the President-elect, Wikipedia Commons. By Daniel McAdams February 26, 2017 Just when we thought the great national embarrassment of a UN Ambassador Samantha Power was over, we are suddenly faced with a new US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley,

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  • Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

    Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative0

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    • February 25, 2017

    Asian ports: Pitfalls of China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative Source: Daily Mail By James M. Dorsey Troubled ports in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, envisioned as part of China’s string of pearls linking the Eurasian heartland to the Middle Kingdom, exemplify political pitfalls that threaten Beijing’s ambitious One Belt, One Road project. Political violence over

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  • Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region0

    Induction of MIRVs in South Asian Region Photo credit: Herald, Pakistan Usman Ali Khan Successful test-firing of indigenously-developed submarine launched cruise missile Babur-3  by Pakistan is the sign of an imminent stabilizer in the region.  Keeping itself on the heels, the surface-to-surface ballistic missile test of Ababeel comes as an efficacious attainment of second strike

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  • Trump’s Sri Lanka?0

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    • February 21, 2017

    Trump’s Sri Lanka? Sathiya Moorthy The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 19 Febriuary 2017 Rather than fighting American wars elsewhere, if only to secure the ‘homeland’ from military/militant attacks, and/or its economy, he seems keen to protect and strengthen that protection from within Sooner than later, Trump would come to understand that trust of nations is not built

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  • Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

    Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?0

    Source: Dawn By James M. Dorsey Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes to the core of a struggle for Pakistan’s soul as the country reels from a week of stepped up political violence. It also

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  • DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – II

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY – II0

    A few days back I wrote the first article under this heading. In Bangladesh they often say with pride that they follow the parliamentary democracy in line with the Westminster. That is why my comparison has been mostly drawn with practice and procedures followed in the United Kingdom. I stated earlier that I visited no

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  • Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution…

    Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution…0

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    • February 19, 2017

    Kashmiris: Waiting for peaceful resolution… People of Kashmir have become aliens in their homeland, (Apne hi mulk my paraye) Deadliest-millitant-attack-in-Kashmir – Kashmir reader JAVID AHMAD AHANGER Kashmir, as a geographical entity and along with its population, has since 1948 been controlled by both India and Pakistan and the grand narrative of Kashmir politics in the

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