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  • Bangladesh: Impunity Endures for Rights Violations0

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    • January 18, 2018

    Human Rights Watch Credit for Hosting Rohingya, But Need to Better Protect Refugee Rights A Rohingya refugee stands next to a pond in the early morning at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh December 26, 2017.  © 2017 Marko Djurica/Reuters (New York, January 18, 2018) – Bangladesh authorities failed to respond to repeated and serious

  • A Non-Ally Relationship with Pakistan0

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    • January 18, 2018

    Calling a Spade a Spade A Non-Ally Relationship with Pakistan by Husain Haqqani   12/1/18 President Trump’s eruptions against Pakistan acknowledge a longstanding historical reality: for all practical purposes, Pakistan and the United States are not allies. The language of President Trump’s New Year’s Day tweet about Pakistan was undeniably, and undiplomatically, harsh: “The United States has

  • VOA Interview: US Ambassador Haley on Koreas, Palestinians, Rohingya0

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    • January 18, 2018

    The Voice of America (VOA); January 17, 2018  Interview with Greta Van Susteren Watch the full interview https://www.voanews.com/a/van-susteren-nikki-haley-korea-palestinians-rohingya/4212372.html https://www.voanews.com/a/4212591.html NEW YORK — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke with VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday in New York. Haley discussed several topics, including North and South Korea: “…We are not comfortable with

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  • For Whom All Does The Bell Tolls, When, Why And For How Long?0

    N. Sathiya Moorthy The Holiday Season sets the mood for rejoicing and relaxing, but anyone in his senses and decision-making positions in this country cannot be doing that. But even during the long years and decades of ethnic war(s), Sri Lanka was not known to have taken a holiday from those holidays, just as the

  • Unresolved issues0

    Javeed Bin Nabi Ever since 1947 partition of British India, Kashmir has always dominated the regional and national psyche. The partition of British India which divided the subcontinent into two big ideologies, cultures and created two rival countries and vying for control over Kashmir has caused immense damage to the economy of Kashmir as well

  • A Brief History of Arakan: From Kingdom to a Colony

    A Brief History of Arakan: From Kingdom to a Colony0

      Abid Bahar On December 31st, 2011, Arakanese Diaspora marked its 227th anniversary of the fall of the great Arakanese medieval kingdom. Arakan’s powerful kingdom was established by King Noromikhla. Arakanese nationals didn’t forget, in 1784 Burmese king Budapaya sent a large army led by his son who mercilessly razed the city to ground and

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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