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  • China sees Myanmar as stepping stone to Indian Ocean, energy security0

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    • January 15, 2020

    By Laura Zhou | 15 Jan, 2020 | South China Morning Post Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to Myanmar is expected to help Beijing boost its presence in the Indian Ocean, especially if a deal can be finalised on the development of the China-funded Kyaukpyu port. China’s ambassador to Myanmar, Chen Hai, said on

  • India Backs Away from Southeast Asia Trade Deal0

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    • January 15, 2020

    By The Lowy Interpreter | 01-14-2020 | The Maritime Executive [By Dr. Mustafa Izzuddin] India’s decision in the final months of last year to withdraw from negotiations for the mega-regional trade agreement known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) disappointed the countries of Southeast Asia, which are also members of the Association of Southeast Asian

  • India-BangladeshBorder Killings0

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    • January 14, 2020

    January 14, 2020 Death toll rising on the India-Bangladesh border At least 43 Bangladeshi citizens were killed by Indians in 2019, a threefold increase from the previous year By Faisal Mahmud, Dhaka Bangladesh Minister for Foreign affairs AK Momen on Sunday said both Dhaka and New Delhi want “zero deaths” along the two countries’ borders.

  • Myanmar continues to make mistakes of the past0

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    • January 14, 2020

    By Maung Zarni 14 January 2020 January 4 marked the 72nd anniversary of Myanmar’s independence from Britain. The civil war in which the country – a patchwork of diverse ethnic regions, with mutually incomprehensible languages, unerasable regional identities and distinct political histories – was born has come a full circle. It is noteworthy that modern

  • An open letter to the citizens of India: India doesn’t need CAA, NPR, NRC0

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    • January 14, 2020

    Dhaka Tribune | January 13th, 2020 Supporters attend a mass rally by Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee to protest against the new citizenship law in Siliguri on January 3, 2020 AFP Protests are being staged in different parts of India against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA), which was passed in the Indian

  • Would love see Bangladeshi immigrants create next unicorn in India: Microsoft CEO Nadella0

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    • January 14, 2020

    The Daily Star | January 14, 2020 Would love see Bangladeshi immigrants create next unicorn in India: Microsoft CEO Nadella Satya Nadella. Microsoft’s Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella has joined the chorus against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India, saying what is happening is “just bad” and he would love to see a Bangladeshi

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  • India’s NFU Card0

    By Haris Bilal Malik 24 August 2019 The Nuclearization of South-Asia in 1998 marked considerable changes in the regional security dynamics. This also had a considerable impact on regional and extra-regional politics, the security environment of South Asia and the global nuclear order. Since then, India has gone through gradual shifts in its nuclear doctrinal

  • India’s Quest to dominate the Indian Ocean0

    by Syeda Saiqa Bukhari August 24, 2019 The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is widely regarded as the hub of global economic and strategic activities for several reasons. For instance, it provides the predominant outlet for oil from the Persian Gulf to various destinations across the globe. More than 80 percent of global oil trade passes

  • No way home, no way out for Rohingya refugees0

    By Bertil Lintner, Chiang Mai August 23, 2019 Failed repatriation try signals a permanent and increasingly destabilizing refugee population in Bangladesh By Bertil Lintner, Chiang Mai Over 3,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh were supposed to return to Myanmar on August 22, a repatriation that was supposed to mark the beginning of a process to resettle

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