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  • It was now or never for Sasikala0

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    • February 6, 2017

    It was now or never for Sasikala N Sathiya Moorthy, Rediff.com, 6 February 2017 6.19 am Whether or not OPS wanted it, possibly after a time, there might be pressure from within the AIADMK legislature party that he should not quit. In turn, it would have meant that Sasikala, already determined to keep both the party and

  • Targeting The TNA, Testing The Nation?0

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    • February 6, 2017

    Targeting The TNA, Testing The Nation? N Sathiya Moorthy, The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 5 February 2017 Sumanthiran has also emerged as the moderate voice of post-war Tamil polity and society Rehabilitated cadres may have been trained and are skilled in trades, but did not have a job or any other source of income Definitely LTTE re-grouping of

  • CPEC: A Game Changer Or Debt Enhancer For Pakistan?0

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    • February 5, 2017

    CPEC: A Game Changer Or Debt Enhancer For Pakistan? Pakistan’s Gwadar Port. Photo by Paranda, Wikipedia Commons.   By Tilak Devasher* There are several issues with the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. For one, transparency and accountability have been sacrificed because details of the projects have not been shared, there is no public bidding

  • Nepal: Key Moment for Justice

    Nepal: Key Moment for Justice0

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    • February 4, 2017

    UN and Donors Need to Back Accountability for Conflict Era Crimes It is time for Nepal’s political parties to prove their commitment to justice and truth. Brad Adams Asia Director   (New York) – The mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons (COID) should be extended

  • Corruption in Bangladesh: Perceptions vs. reality0

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    • February 3, 2017

    Corruption in Bangladesh: Perceptions vs. reality Taj Hashmi Corruption became so integral to Bangladesh that consecutively for five years (2001-2005) it remained the most corrupt country in the world. However, we hear things have changed for the better. On the one hand, the country has become self-sufficient in food; on the other, it’s no longer

  • Myanmar mass murder made in America

    Myanmar mass murder made in America0

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    • February 3, 2017

    Myanmar mass murder made in America February 3, 2017  THE Southeast Asian state of Myanmar has recently become the epicentre of an expanding humanitarian crisis. But because the current government of Myanmar is headed by a regime favoured by American and European interests, little attention and even less action has been given to the conflict.

  • India in Trump’s world0

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    • February 3, 2017

    India in Trump’s world N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 3 February 2017 Despite US President Donald Trump’s early call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and describing India as a ‘true friend’ of America, it’s no more the ‘dear Barack’ days. If it happens, it would take time, and on American terms, – unless the world around the two

  • Indian concerns over Maldives island-lease: It’s not about China but about sovereignty talk0

    Indian concerns over Maldives island-lease: It’s not about China but about sovereignty talk N Sathiya Moorthy, South Asia Monitor, 1 February 2017  At a New Year news conference in Male, Chinese Ambassador Wang Fukang reportedly expressed ‘surprise’ over “concerns raised by Indian journalists over the leasing of the Maldivian island of Feydhoo Finolhu (an uninhabited island

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  • 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

  • Optimistic, But also Realistic about U.S.-India Relations

    Optimistic, But also Realistic about U.S.-India Relations0

    It pays to be optimistic about U.S.-India relations, but also realistic. One year ago, the Devyani Khobragade affair plunged the U.S.-India relationship into deep crisis. Then, several months later, Indians elected a new national leader who had effectively been banned from visiting the United States in years past. Given these troubles, the progress in bilateral

  • Religion, Politics and Violence: Paris, Across the World to South Asia

    Religion, Politics and Violence: Paris, Across the World to South Asia0

      Massacre of hundreds of children in Peshawar by Pakistani Taliban, the atrocities: murders-kidnappings by Boko Haram, an Islamist group and the attack on Paris cartoon magazine Charlie Hadbo killing 16, have occurred in a short span of few months. The popular perception of relationship between violence and Islam got a further boost. The phrase

  • Sri Lanka: Will Rajapaksa Return?

    Sri Lanka: Will Rajapaksa Return?0

      It was hopped that the Madamulana Reich had fallen and that a new leader had come to power as I predicted moment after the announcement was made by a then minister, now the President, of his willingness to be the Common Candidate. Defeating the Rajapaksa administration, or Madamulana ‘Reich’ was the result of collective

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