• The wages of censorship0

    Self-censorship is not uncommon in today’s world, but it is usually the result of threat by a government, writes William Milam by William MilamMay 17, 2019 in News & Analysis, Comment 0Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Earlier this week I attended a lecture by the eminent American historian of early American culture, Joanne Freeman of

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  • India: Taking election reforms forward — and seemingly, too0

    With the current poll processes are expected to come to a close long before the month-end, the Election Commission may need to address the two questions that elections 2019 has raised. N Sathiya Moorthy 20 May 2019  During the pendency first and currency, as well of the current round of elections, the EC argued before

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  • INDIA’S UNCANNY HISTORY: WHO DOES NOT KNOW?2

    by Usman Ali Khan 16 May 2019 In South Asia, an Aesopian nuclear struggle to achieve the maximum is underway by India, keeping in mind the continuous development of its defence capabilities. Its struggle to achieve the peak is moving steadily forward without great exertion but with abundant support. India since independence has sought to

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  • Walking A Tightrope: Pakistan Struggles To Juggle Multiple Balls0

    By James M. Dorsey 16 May 2019 Pakistan risks falling off the tightrope it walks as it attempts to balance its relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. Developments in recent days, including this weekend’s Baloch nationalist attack on a luxury hotel in the strategic port city of Gwadar and a legal dispute over completion

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  • Sri Lankan bombings: Reincarnation of red revolution0

    By B.Z. Khasru May 16, 2019 With a string of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which killed more than 250 people in the island nation in the Indian Ocean, an old question has resurfaced: What motivated the attackers? Analysis of similar events in Europe, Africa, and Asia reaches contradictory conclusions. A paper

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  • Bangladesh: Impunity And The Culture Of Rape0

    by Sabria Chowdhury Balland 16 May 2019 The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman statesman, orator, and lawyer in the Roman Empire, 63 BC) There has been a very disturbing increase in child rape and sexual abuse cases in Bangladesh. Between May 1-8 alone, in a

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  • India’s ‘Nirbhay’ Missile Test and Implications for Pakistan0

    by Syeda Saiqa Bukhari 16 May 2019 India, under its hegemonic tendencies, has always desired to dominate the South Asian region and to become one of the major powers in the region and beyond. Driven by its regional and global hegemonic designs, India is involved in several missiles’ development programs. Recently, on April 15, 2019,

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  • The Curious Case of Julian P Assange — Santineketan Park Association or Agent Provocateur?0

    by Supratim Barman 16 May 2019 Assange Affidavit | Classified Information In The United States | Wiki Leaks The above link is to the Affidavit, laying out the specific charges, dated December 2017. You can view the links above to the actual US Indictment and Affidavit of the Arrest Warrant against Julian Assange which states the US

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  • Bangladesh’s rape epidemic: Are these a case of deviant sexual behaviour or ‘System’s failure’?0

    By M Adil Khan 16 May 2019 In Bangladesh incidents of loot, plunder, enforced disappearances, breakdown of rule of law, extra-judicial killings, deaths and injuries in road accidents through reckless driving have become parts of daily news.  Lately, news of audacious rapes, abductions of girls and women and sexual harassments in almost all parts of

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  • De-hyphenation Dilemma of the U.S. in dealing with Pakistan and India0

    By Ch. Musawar Sharief Sandhu 15 May 2019 De-hyphenation, in general, is perceived as a policy of the U.S. to deal with Pakistan and India in different silos without linking to their bilateral relations. Under this policy, the U.S. relations with Pakistan and India are to be carried out by an objective assessment of its

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  • “Misleading headlines can leave lasting impressions…”0

    by Dr. Bhargavi D Hemmige 14 May 2019 “Home Ministry Cancels Registration Of Infosys Foundation – NDTV.com, Infosys Foundation’s FCRA license canceled -The Hindu, Govt Cancels Registration of Infosys Foundation for Violating Norms on Foreign Grants – https://www.news18.com, Ministry cancels FCRA registration of Infosys Foundation-The News Minutehttps://www.thenewsminute.com , Home Ministry cancels registration of Infosys Foundation

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  • The Rohingya Crisis – Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing and Regional Ambivalence1

    by Kalam Shahed 14 May 2019 The Monk-Military-Led Genocide Over 900,000 Rohingya refugees are encamped in Bangladeshi refugee camps along the Bangladesh-Myanmar borders, and another two million remain scattered in different countries of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. By early 2017, only a relatively small population of one million were able to withstand decades

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  • Contextual Elevation of SAARC0

    by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 14 May 2019 One of the major policy initiatives taken by the Modi government is to focus back on its immediate neighbors in South Asia. Even before becoming the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi hinted that his foreign policy will actively focus on improving ties with India’s immediate neighbors which is being

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  • A Short Note on how the Money Moves in Global Finance0

    The impressive retraction in the US Equity Markets since the 24th of December, 2018; (the day that the severe sell-off in US Equities was finally halted) has been awe inspiring, especially as it was artificially generated in an attempt to support an illusion of economic prosperity within the context of the present Global Recessionary Environment.

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