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  • Second World War: 75 Years Later, Are Lessons From the Bari Incident Still Relevant?0

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    • November 9, 2018

    Source : Di ignoto – v, Pubblico dominio, Collegamento Kishore Kumar Khera Group Captain Kishore Kumar Khera, VM is a serving fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force.Click here for detailed profile. November 08, 2018 Surprise invariably leads to success in war. On December 2, 1943, the Germans launched an air raid against the Allied naval installation at the

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  • Will Bangladesh polls sans Begum Zia spell victory for PM Hasina?0

    NOV 06 2018 PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY *    6 November 2018 In a double whammy, Bangladesh’s High Court has dealt another grievous blow to Begum Khaleda Zia, former prime minister and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the major opposition party. The court enhanced her sentence in a corruption case from 5 to 10

  • Light fading fast for poor Bangladeshi children0

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    • November 9, 2018

    With an EU-funded education project about to end, fears are growing that marginalized students will drop out Hindu mother Sabitri Rani with her daughter Asha at Deshiapara Child Education Center in Pirganj in Thakurgaon district of Bangladesh on Oct. 15. The school, run by the Lighthouse project of Caritas Bangladesh with funding from the European Union, is due to close in December

  • Christians in Indian state seek religious freedom0

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    • November 9, 2018

      Chhattisgarh Christian Forum presents charter of demands to political parties before election Arun Pannalal, president of the ecumenical Chhattisgarh Christian Forum, addresses a gathering on Oct. 21 in state capital Raipur. The forum has presented a set of demands to political parties seeking to end violence against Christians. (Photo provided) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India

  • Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis explained0

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    • November 9, 2018

      By The Editors  30 October 2018 What you need to know about the political crisis in Colombo. Photo derived from: presidentgovlk/Flickr and president.gov.lk Sri Lanka faces an unprecedented constitutional and political crisis following President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to dismiss Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his stead on 26

  • U.S. Peace Envoy Heading To Afghanistan, Pakistan, U.A.E., Qatar0

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    • November 8, 2018

    November 08, 2018  By RFE/RL U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad (file photo) U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will visit Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar this month to push for peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, the State Department says. A statement said Khalilzad will travel to the region from November 8 to 20 and meet

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  • Bhutan’s China Policy0

    Abstract Bhutan and China represent two ends of the international system, one being a small power and the other a great power. The annexation of Tibet by China and Bhutan’s close historical and political affinity with India put Bhutan into a dilemma and force always them to pose a question – ‘how to deal with

  • Sri lanka: A bull, a buffalo and a cart!0

      N Sathiya Moorthy  17 April 2018 JVP’s Anura Kumara Dissanayake may be right in drawing the parallel: that just now, the ‘yahapalana government’ is like a “cart pulled by a bull and a water buffalo, yoked together – and pulling in two different directions”. But then, he too missed the point: where is the man

  • The Saudi Export of Ultra-conservatism in the Era of MbS – an Update0

      by James M. Dorsey        18/4/2018 Edited remarks at The Middle East and the Geopolitics of Religious Soft Power, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University and the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC 18-19 April 2018 There has long been the debate about the

  • Negating Nuclear Bluff0

    Asma Khalid    14/4/2018 The war of words between India and Pakistan’s militaries prove that both South Asian nuclear states are intertwined in a traditional security competition. Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat, while delivering the annual Army dinner, stated:”We will call the (nuclear) bluff of Pakistan. If we will have to confront the Pakistanis,

  • How would John Bolton in NSA Impact Pakistan?0

    by Ubaid Ahmed     14/4/2018 Despite the triumphs Pakistan has had in curbing terrorism, the NSA John Bolton doesn’t believe that Pakistan is internally strong enough to thwart an assumed Islamist takeover of the state. President Trump on March 23rd announced in a tweet that he was removing H.R. McMaster from his post of National Security

  • INDIAN TV MEDIA NOW RARELY RESPONSIBLE, HONEST AND NEUTRAL0

    N. S. Venkataraman    14/4/2018 It is now very well known that the entire private TV media in India are owned by business houses or political parties, which largely function with the twin objectives of earning revenue and profit at any cost and carrying out motivated propaganda with partisan outlook, to serve the interest of

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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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