• Dozens Of Afghan Police Officers Killed In Taliban Attacks0

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    • October 16, 2018

    October 16, 2018 12:46 GMT RFE/RL Afghan troops fight Taliban militants in Samangan. (file photo) Dozens of Afghan police officers have been killed in two attacks claimed by the Taliban in north and central Afghanistan, just days before parliamentary elections that the militants have threatened to disrupt. A militant assault on security outposts in the

  • China economics spurs Myanmar religious repression0

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    • October 16, 2018

      Bold Chinese plan for economic ‘corridor’ changes game for the civil war in Myanmar’s Kachin and northern Shan states A file image of members of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) on June 26, 2017. The UWSA, a 30,000-strong militia known as Asia’s most heavily-armed drug dealers, boast their own autonomous territories on the

  • IMF bailout may put Pakistan-China relations under slight strain0

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    • October 16, 2018

    By Editor on October 16, 2018                     By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remark that an IMF bailout package to Pakistan should not be used by the latter to pay off its debt to China, is partly meant to put a strain on Islamabad’s relations with Beijing. The


  • “New dimension of Japan’s public diplomacy.”0

    By Maham Akhtar      1/5/2018 Public diplomacy is the way in which government and private sector directly or indirectly influence public positions and opinions in such a way that these opinions influence the international political decision-making process of another government. Diplomatic activity is meant for progression of national interests with practices of persuasion. The

  • Democracy, autocracy and military rule0

    M A Hossain      1/5/2018 None of the real democracies in the world are at all concerned about military intervention, because the members of their Armed Forces are genuine patriots. They never show any ambition in intervening in politics unless the politicians are caught to be enemies of the nations. The tendency of democratic

  • Khadim Hussain Rizvi and Rise of Religious Extremism 2.0 in Pakistan0

    by Mehmood Hussain           1/5/2018 Introduction Until January 4, 2011 nobody was aware of Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who later gained popularity for his firebrand style of oratory. Khadim Hussain Rizvi is a religious cleric born on June 22, 1966, in the Pindi Gheb area of Attock District Punjab. A Hafiz-e-Quran and

  • The new and real Bangladesh paradox0

      William Milam  30 Apr 2018 Is Bangladesh heading toward more acute political instability and renewed internal violence? The Awami League government faces allegations of a concerted persecution of its opponents   I had thought of writing again this week about the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM). It has had an interesting two weeks since I wrote about

  • China’s Boao Forum for Asia and Economic Integration through CPEC0

    by Qura tul ain Hafiz     30/4/2018 These days the “Asian Competitiveness Annual Report 2018” has become the talk of the town, which says that BRI’s flagship project, i.e., CPEC) is now being extended towards Afghanistan. The same was highlighted during China’s Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference that was held on April 11,

  • Babur Missile Test: Pakistan validating its Second-Strike Capability0

    By: Ahyousha Khan  30/4/2018 In March 2018, Pakistan test-fired its indigenous submarine-launched cruise missile named Babur-3. It was the second test of Babur-3 after the first missile test in January 2017. The missile was fired from a submersible platform off the Pakistani coast and successfully met all the test parameters. Pakistan’s sea-launched cruise missile has

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  • Bangladesh’s rape epidemic: Are these a case of deviant sexual behaviour or ‘System’s failure’?

    By M Adil Khan 16 May 2019 In Bangladesh incidents of loot, plunder, enforced disappearances, breakdown of rule of law, extra-judicial killings, deaths and injuries in road accidents through reckless driving have become parts of daily news.  Lately, news of audacious rapes, abductions of girls and women and sexual harassments in almost all parts of

  • Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope

    By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera 8 May 2019 “What happened on September 11th is at least, theoretically, small stuff compared to what can happen.” Robert D. Kaplan  I was 16 when I witnessed the horror terrorism first hand. It was the blast I lost my father in. When the long battle ended with the Tamil Tigers in

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