• Boosting India-Japan Strategic Ties and its Implications0

    by Maimuna Ashraf Over the past few years, India made significant efforts to access larger nuclear sources and signed several strategic deals with states from the elite nuclear club and other developing states. In this ambit, recently the significant India-Japan civil nuclear agreement in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy came into force on July

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  • LET NOT THE CRITICS SUCCEED IN DERAILING MODI GOVERNMENT’S ECONOMIC POLICIES0

    Critics of Modi government now have a field day with strong support from media particularly visual media, providing wide coverage to conflicting views and highly critical remarks against the Modi government’s policies and programmes. Slow down in Indian economy – Is it so? The GDP growth for one-quarter ( 3 months) of 5.7% is being

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  • UN member states should act to pressure Myanmar to end crimes against humanity0

    September 28, 2017We, a global coalition of 87 civil society organizations, urgently call upon UN member states to take immediate steps to address the human rights abuses and humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya population. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein have described the Myanmar security

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  • The US and Doklam: Look beyond rhetoric0

    Tanvi Madan Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Some have been wondering recently whether Washington’s commitment to its allies and partners in Asia has been steadfast and overt enough. And there have been calls for the Trump administration to reassure U.S. allies and partners in the region of its commitment through public statements. However, in one recent

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  • Is South Asia the New Middle East?0

    Sep 27, 2017 Dominique Moisi The plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar highlights a broader trend toward political fragmentation and violence in the region. If a geostrategic catastrophe is to be avoided, the unholy alliance of religion and nationalism must be broken. PARIS – The Middle East is often viewed as a region

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  • Mr. Xi Jinping, Take AGood Look At This Photo0

    by M Adil Khan — September 27, 2017 I urge you, Mr. Xi Jinping, President of Peoples’ Republic of China to take a good look at this photo. Do you see what I see? I see the agony. I see sadness. I also see numerous questions in the eyes of these Rohingya kids that are

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  • Mishandling the Rohingya Crisis May Open New Frontier for Terrorism0

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar where they lack citizenship rights, and they head for Bangladesh. Myanmar, a country of 55 million, is more than 85 percent Buddhist; Bangladesh, with more than 160 million people and predominantly Muslim, reports a lower GDP per capita than Myanmar. The Myanmar military

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  • Rohingya Refugee Crisis In Bangladesh: Multi-Dimensional Implications0

    by Major General ANM Muniruzzaman Synopsis There has been ethnic tension in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in recent years. The crisis has triggered a mass exodus into neighbouring Bangladesh generating security threats to the South Asian country. Commentary ETHNIC TENSION has prevailed between the Rohingya minority and the dominant Rakhine Buddhist population for centuries. The Rohingya population

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  • India: Justice Arumugasamy to probe former CM Jayalalithaa’s mysterious death!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal As mystery surrounding Jayalalithaa’s death haunts the ruling AIADMK leaders who now make contradictory statements on the state of health of their beloved leader who had made big in Tamil Nadu politics and government, the demand for a thorough investigation about that increased in recent days as one minister revealed that

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  • Blow to Army’s Claim as Police Probe Finds Kashmiri Human Shield Had Voted0

    By Mudasir Ahmad on 25/09/2017 Farooq Ahmad Dar says justice will only be served if those who tied him to an army jeep are punished. Farooq Ahmad Dar tied to an army jeep on April 9. Credit: Video screengrab Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police’s investigation into the Budgam human shield case has conclusively established that the

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  • A Tamil For President, Now Or Never?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy,  24 September 2017 It may sound far-fetched just now, as it has been ever since Independence, but a Tamil as the elected President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka may be one commitment that the nation, nationals and nationalists could give themselves, maybe even without fixing the day and generation. Moving

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  • Indian politics Amid political uncertainty, Madras HC stays Tamil Nadu floor test until 04 October!0

    Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal The power struggle in Tamil Nadu that ensued following the sudden death of the ruling AIADMK supremo and the then CM Jayalalithaa has already had its toll of conflict for power and tarnished the image of the party and government. An impression has been created that politicians want the power to

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  • Shaping Eurasia’s future: Unintended consequences of abrogating Iran’s nuclear deal 0

      By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump’s targeting of a two-year-old agreement curtailing Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons could not only spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, but also tilt European-Chinese competition for domination of Eurasia’s future energy infrastructure in China’s favour. As Mr. Trump keeps the world

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  • China, Nepal to focus on cross-border Railway!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Pivot Like USA and Russia that have assumed Asia pivot to influence the continent, China also has its own Asia pivot, but it also has South Asia pivot too trying to woo the nations to come under its new Silk route program nicknamed the ‘One Belt, One Road (OBOR)’ initiative. China’s

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