• Sri Lanka: TNA deserves a positive response0

      N Sathiya Moorthy  5 June 2018 In a recent interview to a Tamil newspaper, M A Sumanthiran, TNA parliamentarian and international spokesman, has made an offer that sections of the Sinhala polity truly desirous of a political solution to the ‘ethnic issue’ cannot resist. Unless the idea of a new Constitution is to use the

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  • Sri Lanka – The sinner and the stone-pelter0

      N Sathiya Moorthy    Colombo     3 June 2018 As more skeletons keep tumbling out of the ‘bonds scam’ cupboard, it is becoming increasingly clear that very few political parties and fewer still of their leaders, especially elected representatives, may have dipped their fingers in the till than believed so far. If President Maithiripala Sirisena-led SLFP’s

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  • King Abdullah of Jordan: Balancing on an ever-tighter tightrope0

    By James M. Dorsey    4/6/2018 A look at a decade of failed social, economic and political reform in Jordan goes a far way to explain recent mass anti-government protests demanding the resignation of the government. The protests, prompting concerns about the survival of the Hashemite dynasty, also bear witness to the fallout of the

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  • Sri Lanka: To make the ‘Tamil vote’ count again0

    N Sathiya Moorthy,  1 June 2018 No one is talking about it as yet, at least not as much. However, everyone is thinking about it, and strategizing for it. The Presidential poll is much more than a year away, but that is now in everyone’s mind – the political class, that is. So, what if the

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  • Politicizing Education: Israel and Myanmar set worrisome precedent0

    By James M. Dorsey        1/6/2018 Israel and Myanmar, two countries with troubled human rights records and disputed histories of dealing with ethnic and national rights, have set a worrisome precedent by giving each other a veto over what students are taught about the other. A recently signed education agreement between Israel and

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  • Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS): What is in it for the CPEC?0

      by Qura Tul Ain Hafeez       31/5/2018 China intends to extend the CPEC into Afghanistan which is a positive move towards regional economic integration. So, it has played a vital role in bringing the two countries to the table. Pakistan recently had its 4th meeting of Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity

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  • NUCLEAR WEAPONS: PAKISTAN’S NATIONAL SECURITY ASSETS0

    by Usman Ali Khan        31/5/2018 In the 1970s, the then prime minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, famously declared that “We will eat grass, even go hungry, but we will have our own,” while referring to the attainment of nuclear weapons. Forty years after that declaration, we attained this capability by ensuring the

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  • A MILLION IS TEN TIMES MORE THAN A LAC/ LAKH0

      by F R Chowdhury    31/5/2018   Most Bangladeshis still remember late Sirajur Rahman of BBC. In those dark days of Bangladesh when it was still under illegal occupation of Pakistan Army, people in Bangladesh used to eagerly wait for BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) news to know about the progress of the liberation war.

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  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina continues the heroic offensive against drugs0

    M A Hossain        28/5/2018 Every sensible media in Bangladesh and abroad are highly applauding Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her heroic drive against drugs. As the daughter of the founding father of the country, Hasina has exhibited her guts in instructing the members of the law enforcing agencies, especially Bangladesh police

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  • 20 Years of Overt Nuclearization and Deterrence Stability in South Asia0

    By: Ahyousha Khan      28/5/2018 May 2018 will mark 20 years of “overt” nuclearization of South Asia wherein one is reminded of the nuclear tests at Chagai and Pokhran-II, which established nuclear deterrence between India and Pakistan. However, it pertinent to mention that the nuclearization of South Asia started with India’s so-called peaceful explosion

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  • Sheikh Hasina Complicit in Secret Detentions by Bangladesh Intelligence, Says Source0

    Interviews with a close political colleague of the prime minister are the first time that evidence has pointed towards the prime minister’s direct involvement. Under the current regime, there have been hundreds of secret detentions by law enforcement authorities, many involving the opposition. Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed speaks with a reporter during the

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  • WHY NOT REFERENDUM ON STERLITE COPPER PROJECT IN TUTICORIN, INDIA?0

    by N.S. Venkataraman           28/5/2018 Protest against Sterlite copper project in Tamil Nadu, India which resulted in violence and the subsequent decision to close down the unit by the state government has been widely reported all over the world and has caused concern amongst the investors. In recent times, some industrial projects,

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  • India: The common thread running through TN protests0

      N Sathiya Moorthy, 28 May 2018  In the circumstances, an independent probe alone would establish the truth, starting from Koodangulam. It is more so in the case of Marina violence over Jallikattu, which may even at this late hour hold a candle to the events and developments in Thoothukudi, says  N Sathiya Moorthy. Given a chance,

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  • Sri Lanka: Holding the flock together or what0

      N Sathiya Moorthy,  28 May 2018 Reports that ruling UNP ‘Leader’ and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held at least one round of talks with the existing allies of the loosely-knit United National Front (UNF) part of the present government combine makes for interesting reading. If the talks were to lead to the UNP-UNF obtaining

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