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  • Gulf crisis: A case study for the future of international relations0

    By James M. Dorsey The five-week-old Gulf crisis raises questions about the fundaments of international relations, the definition of national security, and the ability of small states to chart an independent course that are likely to be debated long after Gulf states have buried their hatchets. The crisis that pits a Saudi-UAE-led alliance against Qatar

  • No, Bangladesh, The Truth is Not a ‘Smear Campaign’0

    Instead of Investigating, Authorities Reject Report of Enforced Disappearances Meenakshi Ganguly South Asia Director, Human Rights Watch   Expand Relatives hold portraits of disappeared family members at an event calling for the end of enforced disappearances, killings, and abductions, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 30, 2014. © 2014 Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/ ZUMA Wire/Alamy Just hours after

  • G 20 SUMMIT A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!0

      One more G 20 summit has ended,  now in Germany, without paving way for any tangible improvement in the ground situation in the world for the better. Why protests? This G 20 summit has been marked by protests against the G 20 leadership when over 160 police officers were injured, dozens of activists hospitalized

  • Pakistan’s Proxy Strategy Principal Cause of Mistrust for U.S.0

    July 6, 2017 | Daniel Markey Despite Pakistani claims to have taken action against all terrorist groups on its soil, U.S. government officials have continued to signal that neither anti-Afghan Taliban groups like the Haqqani Network or anti-Indian groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have been specifically targeted in any of the Pakistani military’s security operations. To

  • Agenda of G20 Summit 2017!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff  7/7/2017 Amid clashes between police and protesters, the top advanced nations are known as Group of 20, or simply ‘G-20′ summit is getting underway on 7-8 July in the German port city of Hamburg with terrorism, global trade and climate change among the major issues on the agenda. From Paris Climate Accord

  • India’s Fake News Industry & Mob Lynchings0

    In India a massive fake news industry has sprung up exercising influence over traditional discourse of politics and has a potential in becoming a security challenge like the Arab Spring if not kept in check. As the debate over mob lynching in India is raging it should be understood that such incidents would not have

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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