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  • Iran’s State Media Distort Western News Coverage of Rare Khamenei Sermon0

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    • January 21, 2020

    Voice of America – English By Michael Lipin, Mehdi Jedinia January 18, 2020 Iranian state media have given a distorted view of Western news coverage of a rare public sermon by Iran’s supreme leader, ignoring how Western outlets highlighted perceived shortcomings in his responses to domestic problems. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran

  • Sri Lanka diplomatic pendulum swinging back?0

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    • January 20, 2020

    New interest in India, while China for years has been widening its footprint with transport projects By AT Contributor, Colombo Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbors after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, as China’s economic clout increases in the region. China, a long-time regional

  • Bangladeshi lawmakers want extrajudicial killings0

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    • January 20, 2020

    The demand by a few parliamentarians that the police be allowed to kill rapists without a trial has led to a furious debate By Faisal Mahmud, Dhaka 20 January 2020 Extra-judicial killing is not new in Bangladesh. What is new is a campaign by elected lawmakers in Parliament to legitimize killings by the police that

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  • International Affairs Fellowship in India

    William Carrick   23 September 2020 https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship-india International Affairs Fellowship in India Application Deadline October 31, 2020 The Program The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in India, with a grant contributed by Bharti, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and India. The program provides for

  • Myanmar: Is it time for the West to Engage The United Wa State Army?

    Many regional observers suggest that China directs a well-trained, motivated, disciplined proxy army of 30,000 soldiers controlling territory with major cities; agriculture, mining, and industry. At one time this group was considered to be the number one producer of heroin in the world. They now appear to be a global leader in the manufacture Amphetamine

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