• Kashmir conflict: Pro-India politicians feel ‘betrayed’ by Modi0

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    • December 5, 2019

    BBC 4 December 2019 Dozens of mainstream political leaders and workers have been under detention in Indian-administered Kashmir since August, when India stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status. Sameer Yasir reports on why political workers in the valley feel betrayed. Saleem Mir stood pensively by the window of his room overlooking the Jhelum river,

  • Returnee migrant workers spark new HIV fear for Bangladesh0

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    • December 5, 2019

    Fearing social ostracism, many patients keep their infection and treatment secret  Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh December 3, 2019 Eight years ago, Masum Billah (not his real name) moved to Saudi Arabia to work as a private car driver. His employment in the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation brought him both fortune and disaster.

  • Hard times for Bangladeshi garment workers0

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    • December 5, 2019

    Factory closures and job losses point to an impending economic disaster as foreign orders dry up Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh December 5, 2019  Until September, Tarik Hasan, a Muslim father of two, was an employee at Angela Fashions, a garment factory in the seaport city of Chittagong in southeastern Bangladesh. This

  • India’s plan to identify ‘illegal immigrants’ could get some Muslims declared ‘foreign’0

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    • December 5, 2019

    Haimanti Roy, University of Dayton The Indian government will soon ask its 870 million voting-age citizens for documentation that they are legal citizens with ancestral ties to India. On Nov. 20, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah announced a plan to expand the National Registry of Citizens, a four-year documentation effort that recently concluded in India’s

  • Ports and Partnerships: Delhi Invests in Indian Ocean Leadership0

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    • December 5, 2019

    December 5, 2019 India has begun to invest heavily, albeit quietly, in expanding its naval and air power across the Indian Ocean. The effort is driven by two factors: a desire to improve maritime domain awareness and maritime security throughout the vast region, and New Delhi’s growing anxieties about Chinese inroads in its strategic

  • The Man Stoking Nationalism in India Could Succeed Modi One Day0

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    • December 3, 2019

    Bibhudatta Pradhan, Bloomberg• November 29, 2019 (Bloomberg) — Fresh off a resounding re-election victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined other lawmakers in India’s colonial-era parliament to applaud the man to his right. There stood Amit Shah, Modi’s point man for more than three decades, who then proceeded to make one of the most significant announcements in contemporary Indian history: The


  • Ultranationalist Hindu Guru’s Vision Guides India’s Kashmir Move0

    August 11, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Modi has taken a dangerous step. In Savarkar’s Hindudom, the Muslims and the Christians were less than welcome. Modi shows anti-Muslim bias. India is back to square one, thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move Monday to scrap special political rights for a Muslim-majority state in the Hindu-dominated country. The

  • Exceptionalities of Bangladesh development: What are the contributing factors?0

    N N TARUN CHAKRAVORTY 12 August 2019 For two reasons development in Bangladesh has received applause from the global community: improvements in its human/social development indicators are exceptionally higher than the same income-level countries’ including India and Pakistan, and this development has been achieved despite its poor governance.  It is surprising because its GDP per

  • Profiles of LTTE and IPKF in modern Sri Lanka0

    by Dr.Rajkumar Singh 11 August 2019 The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was a separatist organisation, which from the beginning, waged a violent secessionist campaign and sought to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka. For its avowed purpose the LTTE had carried out civilian massacres, suicide bombings and

  • Islam And The West To Remain Mired In Sporadic Fights0

    By B.Z. Khasru 11 August 2019 With a string of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which killed more than 250 people in the island nation in the Indian Ocean, an old question has resurfaced: What motivated the attackers? Analysis of similar events in Europe, Africa, and Asia reaches contradictory conclusions. A paper

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmiriat vs. seperatism0

    by Sudhanshu Tripathi 11 August 2019 Unusual situations mostly demand unusual actions. This is what happened in case of revoking Art 370 and superseding 35A of Indian constitution with respect to special status and such privileges enjoyed by the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir. Further, the State has been divided into two Union Territories

  • Bangladesh: August 15: Know the Facts, Not Fiction0

    After 21 years in the political wilderness, the Bangladesh Awami League (AL) returned to power in 1996. The victory did not come easy, even though the party enjoyed considerable support from key players. Justice Habibur Rahman, the Chief Advisor of the Caretaker Administration that was responsible for overseeing the election in 1996, was known to

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  • International Affairs Fellowship in India

    William Carrick   23 September 2020 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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