• India’s NFU Card0

    By Haris Bilal Malik 24 August 2019 The Nuclearization of South-Asia in 1998 marked considerable changes in the regional security dynamics. This also had a considerable impact on regional and extra-regional politics, the security environment of South Asia and the global nuclear order. Since then, India has gone through gradual shifts in its nuclear doctrinal

  • India’s Quest to dominate the Indian Ocean0

    by Syeda Saiqa Bukhari August 24, 2019 The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is widely regarded as the hub of global economic and strategic activities for several reasons. For instance, it provides the predominant outlet for oil from the Persian Gulf to various destinations across the globe. More than 80 percent of global oil trade passes

  • No way home, no way out for Rohingya refugees0

    By Bertil Lintner, Chiang Mai August 23, 2019 Failed repatriation try signals a permanent and increasingly destabilizing refugee population in Bangladesh By Bertil Lintner, Chiang Mai Over 3,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh were supposed to return to Myanmar on August 22, a repatriation that was supposed to mark the beginning of a process to resettle

  • Diverging Gulf responses to Kashmir and Xinjiang ripple across Asia0

    By James M. Dorsey 23 August 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, and Patreon, Podbean and Castbox. Recent diametrically opposed responses to repression of Muslims by China, India and other Asian countries highlight deep differences among Gulf states that ripple across Asia.

  • Development of Democracy in Modern Nepal0

    by Chandra Prakash Singh 23 August 2019 The winds of change began blowing in the thirties when anti-Rana organisations were formed and the Prachanda Gurkha in 1931, and the Praja Parishad in 1935. Several Nepalese leaders of the time including B.P. Koirala and D.R. Regmi took a very active role in Indian Nationalist movement and

  • Modi-fying Kashmir and Historical Facts0

    By Muhammad Bilal 22 August 2019 The Modi government on 5th august 2019 revoked two key constitutional provisions — Article 370 and Article 35A — which gave the state of Jammu and Kashmir distinctive rights. India moved around 50 thousand military personnel into the valley to avoid any backlash, which shows that the Indian government

  • Rohingyas: Repatriation Ensured How About Human Rights?0

    by Krishna Kumar Saha 22 August 2019 The first batch of Rohingya Refugees repatriation is scheduled to begin 22 August 2019. Bangladesh government has first provided a list of 22,000 Rohingyas but Myanmar reportedly verified 3,450 Rohingya for repatriation list. If everything goes well, they can start going back to their homeland, Myanmar. And it


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