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  • Climate change: 1.5°C Too Soon: More Must Be Done0

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    • November 5, 2018

    Image credit: Slate magazine By Margareth Sembiring     5 November 2018 Synopsis The latest IPCC special report released in early October 2018 estimated that global temperature increase may reach 1.5°C anytime between 2030 and 2050. This is much sooner than the end of the century timeframe set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Will this report

  • Lankan Speaker’s declaration that he wont recognize MR’s govt draws flak0

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    • November 5, 2018

    By Editor on November 5, 2018                           Colombo, Nov 5 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka’s Executive and the Legislature seem to be heading for a head-on clash when parliament meets on November 14. Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, on Monday said he will not recognize the new government sworn

  • Afghan delegation to attend peace talks in Russia: official0

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    • November 5, 2018

    AFP November 05, 2018    DAWN Pakistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shakes hands with a foreign delegate during the Kabul Process conference at the Presidential Palace. — AFP/File photo An Afghan delegation will attend international talks on the war-torn country in Russia this month, officials said on Monday, as the Taliban consider whether to participate. Moscow announced on Saturday it

  • The Case for a U.S.-India Partnership0

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    • November 4, 2018

    October 20, 2018   A stronger India offers the prospect of a more stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific, the world’s most economically dynamic region which stretches from the eastern shores of Africa to the west coast of the Americas. by Chris Coons Puneet Talwar The United States must infuse its relationship with India with a renewed

  • Bhutan: The dragon bites its tail – Part I, II and III0

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    • November 3, 2018

    The dragon bites its tail – Part I BY KANAK MANI DIXIT 16 OCTOBER 2018 FROM THE ARCHIVES: A longform piece on Bhutan’s Lhotshampa question [1992]. (This article was first published in our July-August 1992 print issue. Click here to read Part II and Part III of the article.) Travelling east on the highway from Siliguri to Guwahati, looking north,

  • Backed by India, Maldives Becomes IORA Member; Myanmar’s Entry Blocked at Last Hurdle0

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    • November 3, 2018

    While Maldives got the green flag, Myanmar’s membership, which had also been approved by senior officials, failed to get in because of South African opposition. Credit: Social media Devirupa Mitra New Delhi: As a sign of the international community’s change of heart after the presidential elections, Maldives has now become the latest member of Indian Ocean

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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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