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  • The Belt and Road Bubble Is Starting to Burst0

    China’s hasty international investments are beginning to drag down its own economy. By David G. Landry June 27, 2018 China’s President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2015. (LINTAO ZHANG/AFP/Getty Images) In a sense, the Sicomines resources-for-infrastructure

  • Islamic State presence confirmed in Kashmir0

    Indian state’s government admits for the first time that the terrorist group is operating in the region A Kashmiri man carries an Islamic State group flag during clashes between protesters and Indian government forces in Srinagar on June 16. (Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India June 28, 2018 The so-called Islamic State (IS)

  • The United States’ Failures with JCPOA Compliance0

    May 28, 2018 By AIC Research Fellow Gabriela Billini The United States has now withdrawn from the JCPOA, citing Iran’s failure to comply with its commitments, despite repeated confirmation from a diverse array of partners who solidly confirm the opposite. There have been accusations since the JCPOA’s signing that Iran has not acted in the

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  • The Rohingya Genocide and Ambivalent Bangladesh0

      by Taj Hashmi “Ambivalence” is a state of having simultaneous conflicting beliefs and opinions towards people, objects, events, and concepts. It is the most appropriate expression to portray the state of Bangladeshi indecisiveness toward the ongoing genocide of Rohingyas in Arakan. Both the people and their government in Bangladesh seem to be unenthused to

  • FROM HEAVEN TO HELL – MYANMAR’S ROHINGYAS0

    by F R Chowdhury In my earlier article “Myanmar military’s addiction to political power” I tried to explain how the Myanmar’s military very reluctantly relinquished the active political power but still held on to the roots so that it can still dictate the future policy. It is keen to create some problem and keep alive

  • Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness0

    By James M. Dorsey The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s

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