• India; Where is Census 2011 Data to Study Migration?0

    Aijaz Ahmad Turrey 1 May 2019 India is a country of villages where most of the population is still dependent on agriculture. One of the noting characteristics of this population in contemporary world is mobility at both national and international level. This movement has resulted in an increasing pressure in the urban areas and the

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  • 10 days after Sri Lanka’s Easter blasts, questions remain0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  1 May 2019  Even as the polity finds ways and means to address the genuine concerns and fears of the society, the Sri Lankan State apparatus would have to unravel these mystery-questions with convincing answers, and a road-map to the future, says N Sathiya Moorthy.  Going by the precedent set by the 26/11

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  • Better Future for Rohingya: An Uncertain Pledge0

    Krishna Kumar Saha 30 April 2019 Starting in August 2017, a mass number of Rohingya refugees infiltrated to Bangladesh and started living in the camps with no hope of going back home anytime soon. Since then, it’s already been 18 months, more than one million Rohingya flee to Bangladesh to escape the ethnic violence in

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  • Sri Lanka: The veil is off, yes, but…0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 30 April 2019  The whole-sale, whole-hearted support of the nation’s Muslim community to the Government’s decision to ban face-cover of every kind should send out clear signals to all stake-holders to peace-building that the shoe has to the worn by the rightful owners. The Government and the political class of all hues

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  • Sri Lanka’s 4/21 Moment; A Way Forward to Countering Violent Extremism5

    Zahrah Imtiaz, Dambaru Ballav Subedi, and Muttukrishna Sarvananthan Sri Lanka is once again in the spotlight of the world; regretfully for ugly and vile reasons. This is Sri Lanka’s 4/21 moment (ala 9/11 in the USA and 11/26 in India). The Easter Sunday massacre of gigantic proportions (253 dead and still counting among a total

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  • INDIAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION – WHY HAS IT BECOME PRESIDENTIAL LIKE?0

    N.S.Venkataraman 29 April 2019 Several observers, journalists and critics of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been pointing out that the ongoing Indian parliament election looks like Presidential election, focusing on one man and not the election of people’s representatives as intended in the Indian parliamentary system. They have been blaming Mr. Narendra Modi for

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  • India’s national elections, Northeast shows the way0

    India’s national elections, Northeast shows the way by Nava Thakuria Once a land of separatist insurgents, their supporter-sympathizers and many journalists- intellectuals promoting anti-India propaganda, the northeastern region (commonly termed as Northeast) this time has marked a rare achievement of peaceful polling with over 80 turn-outs during the national elections of India. The region comprising

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  • Is India’s influence still strong in Nepal?0

    by HARI PRASAD SHRESTHA 28 April 2019 Being a poor, landlocked country, Nepal has been under an obligation of external forces on major affairs of its national importance. There is no doubt that India is the primary external player meddling in Nepal’s internal affairs. After that western countries, China and the USA are important players,

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  • Media Power & Indian Politicians’ Communal Drive vs. Secularism0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 28 April 2019 Conceptually, the new height achieved by communication, particularly because of the Internet, has added not one but many sub-disciplines to several disciplines. The study of political science can no longer be viewed as complete without including political communication. Similarly, study of diplomacy can no longer be viewed as complete

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  • Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre: The ISIS Owns it, So What?0

    by Taj Hashmi 28 April2019 Thanks to so many absurd and conflicting stories and claims by experts, laymen, victims and purported perpetrators, 9/11 gave birth to so many conspiracy theories, similarly, this Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka on 20thApril have also brought us to the threshold of multiple claims and theories about who

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  • Truth Prevails; Indian War Hysteria against Pakistan0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 27 April 2019 India has finally accepted the truth regarding the 26th February intrusion in air space of Pakistan. On April 18, 2019 Indian Minister for External Affairs and senior leader of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sushma Swaraj while addressing an election gathering accepted that not a single Pakistani citizen

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  • Water security in South Asia and China2

    by Sabena Siddiqi 26 April 2019 Throughout history, hydro-politics has remained a significant factor in geopolitics as water is life. Essential for economic growth, sustainable development and food and energy security, water reserves have started depleting since the turn of the new century and climate changes are making matters worse.  According to the World Economic

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  • Washington’s Gamble in Afghanistan0

    Michael Kugelman,The National Interest•April 22, 2019 Michael Kugelman The U.S. decision to pursue talks with the Taliban is rife with risk, but it’s the right decision. Washington’s Gamble in Afghanistan There’s a famous saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. By that measure,

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  • China’s Engagement with Smaller South Asian Countries0

    By Nilanthi Samaranayake 26 April 2019 Summary • The smaller South Asian (SSA) countries maintain different levels of interaction with China, ranging from Bhutan, which has no formal diplomatic relations with China, to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, which have the strongest military and economic ties, respectively. • On balance, SSA countries have benefited from China’s

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