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  • The Rakhine Crisis – Role of ASEAN0

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    • February 27, 2019

    By Vishalini Suresh S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) 27 February 2019 SYNOPSIS Violence in Rakhine state, involving the Myanmar national armed forces (Tatmadaw) and the outlawed Arakan army has added pressure on ASEAN to take concrete action to improve the situation in the state. ASEAN’s own credibility and standing has been undermined by

  • Mohammed bin Salman’s Foray Into the South Asian Quagmire0

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    • February 26, 2019

    The ‘winner’ in these South Asian encounters was most probably the crown prince. Narendra Modi with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Credit: Reuters Talmiz AhmadDiplomacySecuritySouth Asia23/Feb/2019 Three separate but interlocking factors provided the framework and content for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first visits to Islamabad and New Delhi, where he was honoured as

  • Religious minorities in India ‘attacked with impunity’0

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    • February 26, 2019

    Reports by rights groups show victims are often blamed as BJP moves to create Hindu-only nation Students’ Federation of India activists burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the chief minister of Assam in Guwahati on Jan. 8 after India’s lower house passed legislation that will grant citizenship to members of certain religious minorities but

  • Christian beheaded in India’s Odisha state0

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    • February 26, 2019

    Families say he was earlier threatened with death by Hindu villagers for converting to Christianity Sukhbati Gand with her children in a photo taken before her husband Anant Ram Gand was found murdered in India’s Odisha state. He had been given an ultimatum to renounce Christianity or face death. (Photo supplied) ucanews.com reporter, New Delhi

  • Indian fighter jets hit targets inside Pakistan0

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    • February 26, 2019

    A file photo of an Indian Air Force Mirage 2000C, similar to the ones used in strikes on Tuesday morning against Pakistan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons For the first time since the 1971 war, Indian combat jets hit places in Pakistan described as ‘non-military targets’ By Saikat Datta | Kunwar Khuldune Shahid, New Delhi & Karachi

  • The Rest of Us Always Knew Churchill Was a Villain0

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    • February 25, 2019

    His record in Britain’s former colonies more closely resembles that of a war criminal than a defender of democracy and freedom.  By Shashi Tharoor February 15, 2019 Shashi Tharoor, an Indian MP, is the author of 18 books, including “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.”Read more opinionFollow @ShashiTharoor on TwitterCOMMENTS 290LISTEN TO ARTICLE 5:53SHARE THIS ARTICLEShareTweetPostEmail The

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  • CLASH OF IDEOLOGY & SPREAD OF GLOBAL INFLUENCE: HOW THINGS CHANGED0

    May 8, 2018   Leadership Transformation: The Top 10 Most Influential Leaders Of All Time CLASH OF IDEOLOGY & SPREAD OF GLOBAL INFLUENCE: HOW THINGS CHANGED F R Chowdhury Karl Marx, the philosopher of the socialist economy, was born in Trier, a small town in Germany. His philosophy was that everything belongs to the state

  • WHAT AILS INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?1

    N.S. Venkataraman      11/5/2018 In several conferences and seminars, one usually hears about the rapid strides made by Indian chemical industry in multiple directions and boastful talk about a breakthrough in research and development efforts and Indian entrepreneurial initiatives. However, a careful study of the ground realities would readily highlight the fact that while there

  • Malaysia: Victory to democracy, finally!0

    M A Hossain      11/5/2018 Corruption plagued Najib Razak must have been counting hours for his stepping into prison, facing numerous charges. Most possibly, he will have to remain in jail for many years – if not until the end of his life. In proverb it is said- money can buy everything. Possibly true!

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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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