• Sri Lanka; U TURNS ARE DIFFICULT0

    byAsanga Abeyagoonasekera 21 March 2019 “…members of the foreign policy elite are rarely held to account, they were able to make the same mistakes again and again.” Stephen M.Walt on US foreign policy USA and Sri Lanka need to recalibrate their respective foreign policies.  On both ends of global power scales, I suspect the world

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  • The aftermath of Pulwama Attack: A Fearful Story of Kashmiris0

    By: Roohul Amin Malik 21 March 2019 The anger of killing the army jawans in Pulwama attack was felt in the whole India. Many questions regarding the lack of intelligence were discussed in the social media platforms. Even questions of mis-governance were also debated. The environment of fear has been created in many states of

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  • Bangladesh; DEMOCRACY IN PERIL1

    by F R Chowdhury 20 March 2019 I was very upset with news from Bangladesh. For last few months we often come across news that someone somewhere in Bangladesh is arrested or jailed for passing unacceptable remark against the prime minister or for making any sort of cartoon of the prime minister. I am grateful

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  • Sri Lanka; JVP’s concerns about Tamil livelihood0

    N. Sathiya Moorthy Ceylon Today 19 March 2019 Sad but true, and the disconnect is showing. Even as the JVP’s Bimal Rathnayake was talking about Tamil ‘war widows’ and arguing their case in Parliament, TNA Leader R. Sampanthan was still on the political track.  Rathnayake was reportedly talking about the plight of ‘women-headed’ war victim families in

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  • INDIA ACQUIRING THERMONUCLEAR WEAPONS: WHERE IS THE GLOBAL OUTCRY?1

    by Rabia Javed 19 March 2019 The atomic bomb revolutionized modern warfare not by enabling the mass slaughter of civilians but by vastly increasing its efficiency—the ease with which densely populated cities could be annihilated. Many of the crucial details are top secret, and the mundane terms used in official discussions tend to hide the

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  • The battle for leadership of the Muslim world: Turkey plants its flag in Christchurch0

    By James M. Dorsey 19 March 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr When Turkish vice-president Fuat Oktay and foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu became this weekend the first high-level foreign government delegation to travel  to Christchurch they were doing more than expressing solidarity with New

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  • Horizontal Applicability of The Right to Privacy in India0

    by Sreeker Aechuri 19 March 2019 The case of Justice K.S Puttaswamy (Retd.) V. Union of India and Ors[i] has changed the understanding and legal viewpoint of the concept of privacy in India. The nine-Judge bench has read the right to privacy as a fundamental right guaranteed under the Constitution of India.[ii] The main theme

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  • Sri Lanka; To be or not to be, the Gota question0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 18 March 2019 By declaring that he was confident of winning the presidential elections later this year, Gota Rajapaksa has said that he wants to become what he claims the people are tired of – namely, ‘mainstream politicians’. Better or worse still, Gota’s brother Basil R has welcomed the other’s decision to

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  • The emerging new world order’s alarm bells: Men like Brandon Tarrant and Andreas Breivik1

    By James M. Dorsey 16 March 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr This week’s attack on two mosques in New Zealand reflects a paradigm shift: the erosion of liberal values and the rise of civilisationalism at the expense of the nation state. So do

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  • How India’s Regional Policy Could Impact Next General Elections0

    March 13, 2019 By Luciane Noronha M. de Oliveira During the 2013 pre-general elections rallies, foreign policy was not one of the main topics for Narendra Modi. However, after nearly 5 years of tenure, it is safe to say that he was one of the most important prime ministers of India’s post-independente period when it

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  • Learning to live with Pakistan – terrorism and worse?0

    The broad arguments for the war-psyche in India just now are based on the incontrovertible belief that Pakistan, whether Deep State or not, is incorrigible. N Sathiya Moorthy  11 March 2018  Post-Pulwama terror attack and subsequent air-strikes, an air of hyper-nationalism is getting increasingly ventilated, by a section of the political class and also the

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  • Sri Lanka: To Geneva, thru Mannar and Jaffna?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 11 March 2019 Reports that TNA’s Mullaitivu District MP, Nirmalanathan Sivamohan, wants the ‘Mannar mass-grave samples’ sent to a second lab for testing after one in Florida, US, has certified their age between mid-fifteenth to mid-eighteenth century, may require the party to clarify its position in the matter. Maybe, there is also

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  • Kazakh police raid raises spectre of China’s long arm0

    By James M. Dorsey 11 March 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr A police raid on a Kazakh group documenting the plight of Kazakhs and Uyghurs caught in a brutal crackdown in China’s north-western province of Xinjiang is about more than a government seeking

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  • INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY; Why it matters to this region and the rest of the world0

    March 11, 2019 The Daily Star ANM Muniruzzaman The strategic theatre for the interplay of the sovereign states’ interests has traditionally stood resolutely on solid ground. However, seismic shifts are beginning to displace this deeply entrenched worldview, triggered by the rising significance of the Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS). The IPS is a novel geostrategic (relating to

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