• Gambling with the Nuclear Button in South Asia0

    by M Waqas Jan 15 July 2019 Over the last decade, India’s rapid expansion of its conventional and nuclear arms capabilities have presented a worrying dilemma concerning the South Asian region’s security and stability. This holds especially true considering how its clear ambitions to translate its economic rise into a menacing projection of hard-power have

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game0

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

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  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue2

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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  • Dynamism in India-Bangladesh relations will be crucial to success of India’s ‘Act East’ policy0

    by Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 13 July 2019 As New Delhi has made its ‘Act East’ stride clear by inviting the member-states of BIMSTEC (the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony after the BJP-led government was reelected to power this year, significance of Bangladesh

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  • A risky gamble; Official Turkish delegation to inspect troubled Xinjiang0

    James M Dorsey 12 July 2019 An official Turkish visit to the troubled northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang to assess reports of a brutal crackdown on the region’s Turkic Muslims could shape Turkey’s challenge to conservative Gulf states’ leadership of the Islamic world and complicate Muslim silence about the most frontal assault on their faith

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  • Rohingya refugee crisis is a ticking time bomb0

    Squalid and bulging refugee camps in Bangladesh risk morphing into epicenters of extremism similar to those seen in Palestine in the Middle East By Bertil Lintner    11 July 2019 Myanmar’s Rohingya refugee crisis, characterized by United Nations’ investigators as “ethnic cleansing” with possible “genocidal intent”, could finally be redounding on the country’s powerful and autonomous

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  • Rich cultural heritage of Sindh in Pakistan0

    by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 11 July 2019 The cultural homogeneity of Sindh that embraced both Hindu and Muslim speakers of Sindhi in the colonial period was severely disrupted by the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Most Hindu Sindhi speakers migrated to India, where they form a minority scattered among speakers of other languages.

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