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  • Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016

    Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 20160

    Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016 An ‘Enforced Disappearance’ is defined in international law as an: “arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State…followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty…which place such a person outside the protection of the law.”In Bangladesh, disappearances result in three different

  • UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances0

    UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances Group calls on government to reveal whereabouts of ‘kidnapped’ men whose opposition-activist fathers were executed. David Bergman Quasem, left, with Quasem Ali, a Jamaat-e-Islami member hanged in September [File: Al Jazeera] Dhaka, Bangladesh – A UN group has called on the Bangladesh government to “immediately reveal the whereabouts” of three sons of opposition

  • How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?

    How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?0

    How Ambassador Haqqani’s Confession Endorses Seymour Hersh’s Account Of Bin Laden’s Killing?   By Nauman Sadiq March 14, 2017 In his March 10 article [1] for the Washington Post, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US at the time of Osama Bin Laden’s execution, Husain Haqqani, has confessed to his role in facilitating the assassination of Bin

  • How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan

    How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan0

    How Pashtun Insurgency Being Portrayed As Terrorism In Pakistan   By Nauman Sadiq March 13, 2017 In Pakistan, there are three distinct categories of militants: the Afghan-centric Pashtun militants; the Kashmir-centric Punjabi militants; and the transnational terrorists, like al-Qaeda. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which is mainly comprised of Pashtun militants, carries out bombings against Pakistan’s state

  • WHY SAUDI ARABIA, CHINA AND ISLAMIC STATE ARE COURTING THE MALDIVES0

    WHY SAUDI ARABIA, CHINA AND ISLAMIC STATE ARE COURTING THE MALDIVES As Riyadh and Beijing nurture grandiose plans for military bases, New Delhi fears the archipelago could become a breeding ground for the terrorist group BY JAMES M. DORSEY 12 MAR 2017 Saudi King Salman welcomes the Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to Riyadh in

  • Talking Ethnic Reconciliation With Tongues Still Tied To The Past0

    Talking Ethnic Reconciliation With Tongues Still Tied To The Past Sathiya Moorthy,The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 12 March 2017 The problem is that the West does not have the courage to accept that were wrong on and in Sri Lanka If anything, now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of Sri

  • UN Peacekeeping and Bangladesh0

    UN Peacekeeping and Bangladesh Krishna Kumar Saha Abstract UN Peacekeeping has never been so diversified before as it is right now. The nature and context of Peacekeeping missions of UN have changed several times. Also, it is no more of light footprint and truce supervision as it was before. Now it has become increasingly complex,

  • India’s outlook on Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty0

    India’s outlook on Nuclear NonProliferation Treaty A study on Parliamentary Debates Trombay – Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Photo source: Wikipedia Susangit Kujur On November 29, 2009, India became one of the recognized nuclear power, after it joined the NonProliferation Treaty India’s new stand to be a nuclear weapon state within the NPT, has triggered a

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  • Bangladesh: Comprehensive Response Required to Complex Displacement Crisis

    Bangladesh: Comprehensive Response Required to Complex Displacement Crisis0

    Executive summary During the 20th century, millions of people were forced to flee their homes in what is now Bangladesh. They were displaced both within the territory and to neighbouring areas by different triggers. As of January 2015, IDMC estimates that at least 431,000 people were displaced in the country as a result of conflict

  • What Obama Wants From India

    What Obama Wants From India0

      After George W. Bush, Barack Obama becomes the second US president to bet big on India. He may be the first who won’t be disappointed. Presidents of the United States do not generally change the date of their State of the Unionaddress. This year, US President Barack Obama did so because he will be

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