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  • Rohyinga Villages Burning Again0

    by M Adil Khan — August 31, 2017 Authorities in Myanmar say close to 100 people have been killed since Friday when armed men, reportedly from the ArakanRohynga Salvation Army (ARSA), launched a pre-dawn raid on police outposts in the conflict region and this has been the main cause of the latest violence in Arakan.

  • India: AIADMK likely to expel VK Sasikala at the general council meeting in September!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal As Tamil Nadu governor Rao refused to ask the CM Palanisamy to test his majority on the floor of the house as demanded by DMK and Sasikala-Dinakaran and family, Dinakaran is annoyed. “Chinnanna,” nephew of Chinnamma Sasikala, jailed for rampant corrupt operations, looting the resources belonging to Tamil people. The ruling

  • Afghanistan Again: What’s Different This Time0

    Author:  Richard Kraemer Afghanistan Again: What’s Different This Time On August 21, President Donald Trump outlined his strategy for U.S. engagement in Afghanistan. While fully admitting his reluctance to increase current levels of support for the Afghan government and army, the president identified America’s core interests there. The “honorable and enduring outcome” that he mentioned

  • “DO MORE, DO MORE, DO MORE”0

    The policy that came out after months of deliberations by the newly elected President Trump, to end the long standing war in Afghanistan appears highly flawed. However, the policy deals with three key areas: first, no predetermined timelines for the U.S. troops withdrawal hence putting the argument of the ‘indefinite war’ on its toes. Second,

  • Rohingya Refugees In Malaysia: Need For Policy Rethink0

    With the United States closing its doors on refugees, the Malaysian authorities should prepare long term strategies to accommodate over 200,000 Rohingya within its borders who lack rights and legal protection. By Chan Xin Ying* President Trump’s refugee ban had crushed resettlement dreams of countless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia as the United States is the

  • WILL CHINA OCCUPY BHUTAN AS IT DID IN TIBET?0

    The standoff between India and China about Doklam is said to have been sorted out. India claims that it has stood against China with dignity and determination, in spite of many provocative statements from China and resisted China’s attempt to enter Doklam. India further says that China will stop construction of the road in Doklam

  • US Strategy In Afghanistan: An Indian Perspective0

    August 30, 2017 The recently announced US strategy for Afghanistan was welcomed by the Indian Government but does not address underlying Indian concerns. Indian diplomacy has to convince major strategic partners of the advantages of a US strategy that aims at “killing terrorists” in Afghanistan. By Tara Kartha* The announcement of the much-awaited United States

  • Variations on a theme: The Gulf crisis settles into a family squabble0

      By James M. Dorsey A three-month old crisis in the Gulf that has pitted Qatar against an alliance led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia has settled into a family squabble in which the protagonists appear to be singing different variations of the same song. Qatar and its detractors disagree on how they view

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  • INDCs of Bangladesh

    INDCs of Bangladesh3

    After twenty years of international negotiations and many years of despair, like desert rain, the historic Paris Climate Conference has brought a long sought gift for the world – a global agreement to combat climate change. At the heart of this agreement, which will determine the future of millions in vulnerable regions such as South

  • The Peace Building in Sri Lanka

    The Peace Building in Sri Lanka0

    The three-decade long civil war in Sri Lanka between govt. forces and rebel groups ended in May 2009, leaving behind several casualties, dead bodies, traumas, destruction of public utilities and civilian properties, and innumerable human rights violations. The country is now confronted with the post-war peace building process to restore the normal life in affected

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