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  • Sri Lanka launches new campaign on enforced disappearances0

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    • January 14, 2019

    Heartbroken Tamils still seeking answers about missing kin a decade later not sold on OMP’s move to ‘clear up confusion’ Activists and families of the disappeared demonstrate for their loved ones in Colombo in 2018. Tamils have long been demanding accountability for crimes they allege were committed during the nation’s long and bloody civil war. (ucanews.com photo)Quintus

  • Beijing tightens its grip on IslamabadDid China convince Pakistan to pay $90 billion for China’s benefit?0

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    • January 14, 2019

    China’s President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2018. (Photo by Thomas Peter/AFP)Anders Corr Pakistan  The Financial Times revealed on Jan. 1 that China is planning a secret US$2 billion loan to Pakistan to avoid any future

  • Great Power Rivalry Reaches Africa0

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    • January 11, 2019

    Anand KumarAnand Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile January 09, 2019 The United States finds its position increasingly challenged by two emerging powers with global ambitions, China and Russia. This rivalry now threatens to engulf the continent of Africa as well. China has expanded its economic

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  • Bangladesh – Stifling opposition at all costs0

    by South Asia Journal    10/4/2018 Human rights groups in Bangladesh have been issuing reports after reports about the state-sponsored abductions and crossfire killings to muzzle dissent. Currently, university students nationwide have come out in droves to protest the government’s quota system into the civil servant jobs wherein 54% of these lucrative jobs are reserved

  • Karnataka Assembly Elections: its nationwide implications0

    Suhail Mohammed           10/4/2018 So, this summer as the sun blazes all over, there will be scorching political heat as well.The much-awaited poll bugle in Karnataka has been blown, and preparations for the showdown are on. We will be witnessing an intensely fought poll battle in the recent times. Political parties are

  • Maldives: Can Indian Dornier fall into ‘wrong hands’?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  10 April 2018   With a leading Indian newspaper reporting that India had long back offered a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft to Maldives, but the host-nation had not responded in months/years, there should be greater concern about Male’s intent on the bilateral front, especially in terms of strategic and security cooperation in the

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  • India and China must deepen their relations to sustain the vision of the Asian Century

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order

  • India-Pak Nuclear War Would Kick Off Catastrophic Scenarios

    By Abdus Sattar Ghazali * 10 October 2019 IDN FREMONT, California, USA (IDN) – Amid rising tension over Kashmir between the two nuclear neighbors, India and Pakistan, a new U.S. study examines how such an hypothetical future nuclear conflict would have consequences that could ripple across the globe. [Read also New Study Warns of Devastating

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