• Will the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration solve the crisis?0

    • Blog
    • January 10, 2019

    Rajeesh KumarRajeesh Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile. More from the author January 02, 2019 At an intergovernmental conference convened under the auspices of the United Nations in Marrakesh, Morocco, 164 nations adopted a pact on 10 December 2018 to manage the global migration

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  • ‘New Way’ to Manage Sino-Indian Engagement?0

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    • January 10, 2019

    by P S Suryanarayana 10 January 2019 SYNOPSIS Buoyed by four summit meetings and the formation of a new people-to-people ‘mechanism’ in quick succession, China-India engagement appears to be on a firm track. Despite challenges, this marks an opportune moment to press ahead towards total rapprochement. COMMENTARY CHINA AND India have resorted to soft-power diplomacy

  • Best of The Interpreter 2018: Khashoggi, Skripal, deaths & duels0

    THURSDAY 10 JAN 2019 | SYDNEY by The Interpreter@lowyinstitute A worrying recent trend of violence outside of war zones, some of it state-sanctioned, has captured the attention of governments and, increasingly, the public. The Interpreter covered some of the best-known instances, and some sadly overlooked ones.  On 4 March, former Russian intelligence operative Sergei Skripal and

  • Myanmar: a country reluctant to help the world understand itself0

    THURSDAY 10 JAN 2019 Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s government is bound to the military (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Some have called Myanmar a struggling beauty. Without a doubt, the country is beautiful, home to a number of unique heritage sites. Yet it is also a country that claims it has been widely misunderstood. The basis to

  • Muslim clerics denounce radicalism in Pakistan0

    Declaration by 500 Muslim clerics also recognizes multi-ethnic and multi-religious character of the country Islamist activists beat an effigy representing Asia Bibi — a Pakistani Catholic woman released after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy — in Karachi on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP) Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore Pakistan January 8, 2019

  • No alternatives to resettlement for Rohingya in Rakhine0

    Internally displaced not allowed to return to their original homes and they still lack basic rights A file image of Rohingya children and elders gather at the Thet Kel Pyin camp in Maynamr’s Rakhine State during the Eid al-Adha celebrations on Aug. 22, 2018. (Photo by Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP) John Zaw, Mandalay Myanmar January 9,


  • Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution0

    By Habib Siddiqui       10/5/2018   Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution [Forwarded by Habib Siddiqui, a participant to the conference in Germany] Preamble: Humans’ right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are inalienable These rights cannot be usurped nor can they be violated by any government, people, or community. Perpetrators

  • Global Trends of Maritime Piracy0

      Muhammad Abbas Hassan Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy. Around 80 percent of global trade by volume and over 70 percent of global trade by value are carried by sea and are handled by ports worldwide. These shares are even higher in the case of most developing countries.

  • Sri Lanka; Bench-marking Cabinet berths!0

    Sathiya Moorthy,  10 May 2018  In London recently for the Commonwealth Summit, President Maithiripala Sirisena was reported to have told the BBC Sinhala channel that those selected for Cabinet positions ‘must not only be acceptable locally but also internationally’. Though the question reportedly pertained to the choice for Law and Order Minister, the President was quoted as

  • Playing US sanctions: China walks a fine line in Iran0

    By James M. Dorsey      10/5/2018 Chinese businessman Sheng Kuan Li didn’t worry about sanctions when he decided in 2010 to invest $200 million in a steel mill in Iran that started producing ingots and billet within months of the lifting of punitive measures against the Islamic republic as part of 2015 international nuclear


    N. S. Venkataraman        9/5/2018 It is reported that Pakistan’s army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has recognized that way to peace and prosperity in Pakistan is through cooperation with India. U K based think tank Royal Unites Services Institute (RUSI) has said in its analytical report that the Pakistan army chief made

  • Myanmar: Journalists are treated as enemies of state0

    M A Hossain       9/5/2018 A mock defender of democracy, human rights and freedom of expression, Aung San Suu Kyi, had already shown her real face. Myanmar arrested Reuters journalist Wa Longe and Kyaw Soe Oo for the ‘crime’ of exposing the murder of 10 Rohingya Muslims by the monstrous army of that country.

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  • As an Indian, I am not proud: Amartya Sen

    August 20, 2019 Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen on Monday criticised the Narendra Modi-led administration’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and split the region into two Union Territories, NDTV reported. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy,” the 85-year-old economist said, adding that the Centre’s decision

  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

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