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  • The Myth of Indian Strategic Restraint0

    Indian security policy is guided more by pragmatism than by moralism. by Sumit Ganguly S. Paul Kapur July 18, 2019 INDIA HAS emerged as a central partner in U.S. efforts to balance rising Chinese power. To this end, the United States has invested heavily in India, brokering an agreement to afford it access to nuclear materials and

  • The ‘Trump Doctrine’ Isn’t Working0

    The Iranian government saw the President’s vacillation as a sign of weakness, one journalist tells me: “Iran was ready to retaliate on an unbelievable scale.” by Reese Erlich June 28, 2019 Tehran resident Dariush is exactly the kind of person that the Trump Administration claims to be supporting. He is a middle-class businessman who hates

  • The Conflict with Iran Is Rooted in Two Views of History0

    Author and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich puts the current flare in tensions with Iran in historical context. by Norman Stockwell June 29, 2019 Tensions between the United States and Iran have continued to rise in recent weeks. In the early hours of Thursday June 20, Iran shot down an unpiloted U.S. drone aircraft flying in

  • EU meeting on Iran ends with no agreement to prevent US war0

    in World — by Alex Lantier — June 29, 2019 On Friday, diplomats from Germany, Britain, France, the European Union, China, Russia and Iran met in Vienna for talks on the 2015 Iranian nuclear treaty, a year after Washington unilaterally scrapped the agreement. No agreement emerged from the meeting on the central issue: the growing

  • SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW [SAIR]0

    SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW-Volume-17-No-52-Monday, June 24, 2019 Data and assessments from SAIR can be freely published in any form with credit to the South Asia Intelligence Review of the South Asia Terrorism Portal. Weekly Assessments & Briefings Volume 17, No. 52, June 24, 2019 ASSESSMENT •             PAKISTAN: Misplaced Expectations – Ajit Kumar Singh •             INDIA:

  • Security agenda for Modi 2.0; India can be a net provider of security for region0

    The new government must take measures to cut down arms imports by determinedly encouraging  establishment of an indigenous industry to produce state-of-the-art weaponry and equipment, writes Kamal Davar for South Asia Monitor By Lt Gen Kamal Davar (retd) Jun 28, 2019 India, the world’s largest democracy, has again elected a government brutally strong in numbers

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  • Crackdown in Xinjiang:China and the Islamic world’s Achille Heel1

    By James M. Dorsey   18 Deecmber 2018 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. A disagreement between major Indonesian religious leaders and the government on how to respond to China’s crackdown on Turkic Muslims raises questions about the Islamic World’s ability to sustain its silence about what amounts

  • Common visa regime for Central Asia: One More Step toward Regional Cooperation0

    Mohammed Janesar 12 December 2018              Regional Cooperation is one of the major challenges for Central Asian countries internally as well as externally due to its land locked geographical dimension and attribute. Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (Central Asian region or CAR) formed a separate entity on the

  • Sri Lanka: Military’s role in Aluthgama riots0

    Zahrah Imtiaz   11 December 2018 It was close to 7.30pm on June 15, 2014, and a lone vehicle with three men came to a stop at the Hettimulla junction in Beruwela. One of them, was former Security Forces West Commander, Major General Ubaya Madawela. He had rushed to the area in cities with just his

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  • Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

    By Dexter Filkins A Reporter at Large December 9, 2019 Issue   The New Yorker  The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. On August 11th, two weeks after Prime

  • Arundhati Roy: It’s Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over

    November 28, 2019 www.democracynow.org Guests Arundhati Royaward-winning writer. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial

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