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  • Book review: China’s Change: The Greatest Show on Earth0

    Hugh Peyman World Scientific 2018 978-981-3231-99-3 A review by Humphrey Hawksley LONDON: Hugh Peyman makes a timely argument about how other countries could learn from the rise of China in his book China’s Change: The Greatest Show on Earth. To absorb the argument fully, however, readers must shelve one premise that has long been part of

  • Sheikh Hasina: A Portrait of Power0

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    • November 29, 2018

    BenarNews staff Washington 2018-11-29 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrives at Buckingham Palace in London, April 19, 2018. AP As Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina aims to secure a fourth term in upcoming general elections, cinemas across Bangladesh are running a soft-touch biopic of her life, depicting her rise from martyr’s daughter to “mother of humanity.”

  • US airstrikes kill at least 30 civilians in Afghanistan0

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    • November 29, 2018

    By Oscar Grenfell 29 November 2018 Local officials and residents have confirmed that US airstrikes on Tuesday night killed at least 30 civilians in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. These tragic deaths are the latest war crime in the 17-year US-NATO occupation, aimed at subjugating the geo-strategically critical nation to the dictates of the US and

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  • Public diplomacy of the United Kingdom & its practices in South Asian Countries.0

    Public diplomacy refers to the ability of a country to attract foreign states through image building rather than using old coercive and stiff methods to get the things done in one’s way forcefully. One may say that public diplomacy is a public face of traditional diplomacy. In this diplomacy, neither a relationship that a state

  • Analyzing CPEC Summit 20180

    by Qura tul ain Hafeez      18/5/2018 China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road initiative, prioritized by both the Governments of China and Pakistan to build a China-Pakistan community of shared destinies. The strategic partnership under the CPEC envisages some projects among which Energy Security, Infrastructural Development, Connectivity,

  • DANCE OF DEMOCRACY IN INDIA – CASE STUDY OF KARNATAKA ELECTION0

    by N. S. Venkataraman      18/5/2018 After a bitterly contested assembly election in Karnataka state in India in May 2018, the result was a hung assembly, with no individual party getting an absolute majority. Karnataka governor who has to invite a party to form the government in a situation when no party has reached

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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