• India: Tamil Nadu politics: Sasikala-Dinakaran duo weakened ruling AIADMK!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal People of Tamil Nadu, as well as entire nation, are concerned about the conspiratorial death of their beloved leader and CM of the state J. Jayalalithaa who had given everything in her life to make very strong the ruling AIADMK party, had left behind by her leader and the founder of

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  • ‘After-Me-The-Deluge’ Moment?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  It is not without reason. As promised at the outset and doused along the line by the very protagonists and propagators, the document has now failed to set Kelani Ganga or any other river in the country on fire. If anything, on most of the controversial issues that have dogged the nation

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  • The Nobel Peace Prize Isn’t About Peace0

    At some point in its history, the Nobel Peace Prize became a lifetime achievement award for human rights — and betrayed its founder’s intentions. By Richard Evans October 2, 2017 The Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi used to be regarded as a kind of secular saint. Leader of the largest democratic political party in

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  • THE DALAI LAMA HAS NO TIME TO LOSE0

    The recent Doklam episode, where China tried to show its muscle power in its border with Bhutan and India resisted it, and finally China gave up its war cry, clearly indicate that China is now vulnerable. State of the Chinese economy : In the past, China has built capacity at feverish pitch registering steady growth

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  • TIRADE AGAINST GOVERNMENT OF INDIA BY FORMER FINANCE MINISTER – IS IT APPROPRIATE?0

    It is necessary to study the former Indian Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha’s views on the performance of Narendra Modi government based on what he has said in the context of current economic and political scenario, without giving any weightage for his impressive track record. It appears that Yashwant Sinha has done great damage to India’s

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  • The Nuclear Forum Shop (Nuclear Ban Treaty Challenges And Prospects)0

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    • September 30, 2017

    Nuclear war is inevitable says the pessimist; nuclear war is impossible says the optimist; nuclear war is inevitable unless we make it impossible (Sydney J Harris) The nuclear pessimist has introduced a new treaty in the “Forum shop” of nuclear disarmament In March 2017 the treaty was negotiated in United Nations on the Prohibition of

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  • India Uneasy As China Makes Further Inroads In Nepal0

    By Kamal Dev Bhattarai When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara on September 7 in Beijing, the Chinese premier underlined China’s three priorities in Nepal, i.e. connectivity, trade and investment. According to Xinhua news agency, the Chinese Premier also expressed his desire to cooperate in

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  • Rohingyas, Belt and Road, Kaladan – the future of Rakhine’s economy0

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    • September 30, 2017

    Chan Mya Htwe 29 Sep 2017 Rohingya refugees queue to receive relief in front of makeshift tents in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, 20 September 2017. Photo: EPA Rohingyas, Belt and Road, Kaladan – the future of Rakhine’s economy THE economy in the resource-rich Rakhine State is throttled by the crisis as well as the accompanying international backlash,

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  • “India Is Our Brother, China Is Our Friend”: Navigating Great Power Rivalry in Southern Asia4

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    • September 30, 2017

    Rohan Mukherjee and Darren J. Lim September 22, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks

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  • Why The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Will Worsen Tensions in Southern Asia0

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    • September 30, 2017

    Daniel Markey September 28, 2017 For special access to experts and other members of the national security community, check out the new War on the Rocks membership. Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics

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  • Why Are the Armed Forces in Kashmir Plagued by so Many Suicides and Fratricides?0

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    • September 30, 2017

    By Majid Maqbool on 29/09/2017 Stress, the daily threat of violence, issues their families are facing at home and long hours are pushing jawans to the brink, triggering the need for preventive measures. According to the Centre, 597 armed forces personnel committed suicide between 2009 and 2013. Credit: Danish Ismail/Reuters/ Files Srinagar: On Friday, a Central

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  • UN chief urges Myanmar to end military operations in Rohingya crisis0

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    • September 29, 2017

    António Guterres warns that crisis is a breeding ground for radicalisation, criminals and traffickers, and risks creating international tension    UN secretary general António Guterres addresses the security council meeting on Myanmar. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP Thursday 28 September 2017 18.49 EDTFirst published on Thursday 28 September 2017 18.34 EDT The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has urged Myanmar’s authorities

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  • BOOK REVIEW-KASHMIR: EXPOSING THE MYTH BEHIND THE NARRATIVE0

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    • September 29, 2017

      Reviewer: Abdul Majid Zargar Book: Kashmir Exposing the myth behind the narrative  Author: Khalid Bashir Ahmad  Publisher: Sage Publications Price: 595 INR ISBN: 9386062801 Genre: Non-Fiction | History By Abdul Majid Zargar The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic (John Kennedy). A myth is a

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  • Sri Lanka: Troubles still ahead for a new Constitution0

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    • September 29, 2017

    N Sathiya Moorthy  28 September 2017 Sri Lanka’s leadership duo of President Maithiripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, especially the latter, has done well in presenting the Steering Committee Report for a new Constitution, not getting distracted by economic crises, political scams and speculation about Government stability. Piloting the Report in Parliament in its

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