• Expanding regional rivalries: Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan0

      By James M. Dorsey   16/2/2018 It’s the pot calling the kettle black. As Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of seeking to encircle it with its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen as well as Qatar, the kingdom and the Islamic republic are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East into the Caucasus. The two

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  • India’s Argumentative Battle in Kashmir0

    by Zaboor Ahmad      15/2/2018 Ever since 1947, India and Pakistan have laid claim to Kashmir and scholars continue to search and dilate the reasons for this intractable conflict between them. Apart from the argument of accession signed by the last Dogra Hindu king, Hari Singh with India; India has sought to keep the Kashmir

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  • Hypocriticism of Indian Media On Kashmir Issue1

    by Mir Suhail 15/2/2018 Nowadays, whenever we hear the word ‘debate’, our brains get accumulated with furious commotion. In Indian TV debates, no one listens to anyone; everyone speaks up simultaneously without listening to each other, without clear information and identification of what the problem is, how can there be any solution that is acceptable

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  • CAN INDIA PREVENT MALDIVES FROM GOING UNDER CHINA’S CONTROL?0

    by N.S.Venkataraman   15/2/2018 The present disturbed condition in the Maldives has made some people including opposition parties in the Maldives say that India’s military intervention is necessary. It is now becoming increasingly clear that Pakistan and its friend China think that war in one form or the other, in cold form or hot form, is desirable

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  • INDIAN AMBITION AND REGIONAL INSTABILITY0

    On 18 May 1974, Indira Gandhi gave the go-ahead for India’s first nuclear test at Pokhran in the Rajasthan desert. This explosion was labeled by the Indian government as a ‘Peaceful Nuclear Explosion’ (PNE). Following this path of nuclear development, Indian nuclear explosion affected the region the most as, later, it again conducted nuclear tests

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  • Sri Lanka: The New Regime and the Revolution1

    Le nouveau Régime et la Révolution by Prof.Asanga Abeyagoonasekera    13/2/2018 “The most perilous moment for a bad government is one when it seeks to mend its ways.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville, L’Ancien Régime et la Révolution (1856) At a meeting in Davos in 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping made a speech supporting the agenda

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  • Chinese extradition request puts crackdown on Uyghurs in the spotlight0

    By James M. Dorsey   12/2/2018 A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the world’s most intrusive surveillance systems, military moves to prevent Uyghur foreign fighters from returning to Xinjiang, and initial steps to export its security approach to countries like Pakistan. The

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  • Surrendering a Brussels mosque: A Saudi break with ultra-conservatism?0

    By James M. Dorsey    13/2/2018 Saudi Arabia, in an indication that it is serious about shaving off the sharp edges of its Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism, has agreed to surrender control of the Great Mosque in Brussels. The decision follows mounting Belgian criticism of alleged intolerance and supremacism that was being propagated by the mosque’s

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  • Union Digital Center: Expectation and Challenges in Services Delivery to the Rural People of Bangladesh1

      by Abu Sufian Shamrat and Md. Amjad Hossain     13/2/2018  Abstract The major focus of this study is to assess the expectations and the challenges of Union Digital Center in providing service to the rural people of Bangladesh. Majority percent (70%) of people live in rural areas of Bangladesh. Rural local government bodies of

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  • India’s Teflon Man0

    By Michael Kugelman   13/2/2018 Winter 2018 On November 8, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a sudden and shocking address about a new, high-risk policy—one that would dominate discussions in India for weeks. He told his nation that a radical new demonetization policy would be implemented to rein in the problem of black market money.

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  • Series of health camps for media fraternity rolls on0

      By Nava Thakuria A unique weekly healthcare initiative has been taken up by a press club in northeast India, where practicing physicians are being invited to the club premises for preliminary free health screening and ensuing consultations. Various physical tests of weight, hypertension, blood sugar, hemoglobin, bone density, pulmonary function, thyroid level, etc. are

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  • Illegal Mining: a Headache For Afghanistan Government, International And Local Investors 0

    February 12, 2018, Mohammad Ismail Amin Afghanistan’s mining industry is extraordinarily important for the country’s economy, setting up thousands of employment and contributing a broadly economic growth but mining can be immensely harmful if it is not regulated properly-as ran a vital range of abuses and disasters around the country. Also with a range of

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  • Kashmir Conflict and Dynamics of Regional Security0

    by Asma Khalid 12/2/2018 Ever since the creation of Pakistan and the ensuing problem of the accession of the Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmiri people have been suffering under the unjust Indian occupation. Despite India’s military and political maneuvers in the occupied Kashmir, the majority of the local population has been seeking

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  • The Dangers of Nuclear Proliferation: Perspectives on South Asia0

    Background* With the May 1998 explosions of multiple atomic devices first by India and then by Pakistan, both countries became overtly nuclear after long years of ambiguity. This action on the part of both countries shocked the international community, but it was not altogether unexpected given their not-so-secret efforts at nuclearization over the past few

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