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  • Fresh Rohingya relocation plan divides refugees0

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    • October 24, 2019

    Bangladesh government revives plan to move volunteers to remote Bhasan Char island Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh October 23, 2019 Bangladesh’s government has refloated a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to an island in the Bay of Bengal, triggering mixed reactions from refugees. Officials say preparations are underway to start moving refugees from camps in

  • Foundational fissures lead to democratic fragility in Bangladesh0

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    • October 23, 2019

    This conflicting history and competing narratives are primary reasons for the insecurity of Sheikh Hasina. During each term in office, she has increased her power and defanged the opposition and the institutions that could otherwise have kept a check on her actions, writes Rishija Singh for South Asia Monitor By Rishija Singh OCT 19, 2019

  • Can Imran Khan Mediate the Persian Gulf Crisis?0

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    • October 23, 2019

    October 21, 2019 Fatemeh Aman In recent days, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has visited both Iran and Saudi Arabia amid reports that he’s been asked by U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate between the two Persian Gulf rivals and, potentially, between Iran and the United States. To better understand Khan’s potential role and what

  • India: Despite Collecting It, NCRB Hasn’t Published 2017 Data on Lynchings0

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    • October 22, 2019

    The 2017 report has been released an entire year after it was supposed to be. People hold placards during a protest against the lynching of Tabrez Ansari by a mob, in Ahmedabad, India, June 26, 2019. Photo: Reuters/Amit Dave/Files The Wire Staff October 22, 2019 New Delhi: When the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released its

  • Pakistan dodges terror black list for now0

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    • October 22, 2019

    The FATF has given Pakistan time till February next year to take concrete steps against sponsors of terror attacks By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid, Lahore October 22, 2019 The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which met recently in Paris, has decided to keep Pakistan on its ‘grey list’ until February 2020. The FATF monitors countries suspected

  • Bangladesh: Thousands Rally after 4 Killed over Controversial Facebook Post0

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    • October 22, 2019

    By Sharif Khiam on Oct 21, 2019 Thousands protested across Bangladesh on Monday over the police killing of four people during clashes stemming from a Facebook post that criticized the Prophet Muhammad and angered Muslims. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called for calm, saying a Muslim man had hacked the account of a Hindu youth and

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    William Carrick   23 September 2020 https://www.cfr.org/fellowships/international-affairs-fellowship-india International Affairs Fellowship in India Application Deadline October 31, 2020 The Program The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in India, with a grant contributed by Bharti, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and India. The program provides for

  • Myanmar: Is it time for the West to Engage The United Wa State Army?

    Many regional observers suggest that China directs a well-trained, motivated, disciplined proxy army of 30,000 soldiers controlling territory with major cities; agriculture, mining, and industry. At one time this group was considered to be the number one producer of heroin in the world. They now appear to be a global leader in the manufacture Amphetamine

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