• Kofi Annan-led commission calls on Myanmar to end Rohingya restrictions0

    Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw, right, shakes hands with former UN Secretary General and Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Kofi Annan. (AAP) Rights groups hailed the report as a milestone for the persecuted Rohingya community because the government of Aung San Suu Kyi has previously vowed to abide by its findings. The western

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  • Kill us here but don’t send us back: Rohingya Muslims appeals to government0

    This conversation of IANS journalist Mohammed Shafeeq with Rohingya Muslims reveals the agony of these refugees who are asked to leave India and go back to Myanmar 18 August Update IANS Hyderabad, Aug 18: This conversation of IANS journalist Mohammed Shafeeq with Rohingya Muslims reveals the agony of these refugees who are asked to leave India and go

  • Godmen, Muslim men, cows and mobs0

    Posted at: Aug 27, 2017 Saba Naqvi Some BJP leaders believe in giving mobs a free run, although their view in the Supreme Court is that there is no absolute personal freedom Not all deras are dens of debauchery Photo: Nitin Mittal The ‘Mighty Party’ that rules the land under ‘Dear Leader’ has in the

  • Myanmar violence: Thousands of Rohingyas enter Bangladesh, more stranded in no man’s land0

      A Myanmar border guard police officers stand guard in Myanmar’s Buthidaung in the northern Rakhine state on July 13. Photograph: (Reuters) WION Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh Aug 27, 2017 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nearly 4,000 to 5,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh between Saturday evening and Sunday morning and have sought shelter at various places including the

  • NASR: Symbolizing Strong Nuclear Deterrence0

    Pakistan’s July 5th flight test of its NASR short-range ballistic missile, with an enhanced range of 60 to 70 kilometers and improved flight maneuverability, has renewed the debate about strategic stability and nuclear weapons in South Asia. The oldest scripts would be back, nevertheless, NASR is a high precision weapon system with the ability of quick


    A panel of nine judges of the Supreme Court of India has now given a unanimous decision that right to privacy is a fundamental right and is primarily a natural right to every individual. The judges have said that it is indeed inseparable and in alienable from a human being. The judges have further stated

  • Trump’s New Strategy For Afghanistan Is The Disaster You’d Expect It To Be0

    August 26, 2017 Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. On August 21, President Donald Trump announced that he plans to send more thousands of U.S. troops to Afghanistan to extend the American war that began in 2001. The speech Trump gave has no details, only a tweetable line: “We are not nation-building again. We are killing

  • Pakistan’s security issues0

    By James M. Dorsey Remarks at ISAS Panel Discussion: Pakistan in challenging times, 25 August 2017 The facetious answer to the question, what security challenges Pakistan faces is where does one start. One place to start is with the structural issues that underlie the multiple dangers Pakistan confronts. What that does, is help Pakistan as


  • India’s Influence in Asia

    India’s Influence in Asia0

    China’s gradual political, economic and military rise continues to be a primary focus among many decision making bodies throughout Asia and beyond, but often lost in the discussion is India, its strategic objectives, and its political influence in Asia and the world. As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues

  • Should Pakistan be granted an NSG Exemption?

    Should Pakistan be granted an NSG Exemption?0

    For some time now Pakistan has been arguing for an exemption from the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). At the Hague Nuclear Security Summit in 2014, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appealed to the international support to have access to civilian nuclear technology. Pakistan contends that it must be accorded similar rights to engage in

  • Chinese and Indian Investment in South and Central Asia is Good for Washington

    Chinese and Indian Investment in South and Central Asia is Good for Washington0

    The United States is increasingly on the outside looking in as China — and India — invest across South and Central Asia. And that’s a good thing for Washington. On April 20, Chinese President Xi Jinping received a hero’s welcome in Islamabad. It’s easy to understand why. He was in town to announce a bonanza

  • Pascal’s wager in real time

    Pascal’s wager in real time0

    The gamble in the Middle East and the gamble in Bangladesh Readers will understand that I am exercising heroic self-restraint by limiting my remarks on the recently-completed Nuclear Framework Agreement to two paragraphs. It is, to quote London’s Financial Times (FT) a “singular” achievement, and in my view another possible inflection point in the modern

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