• Pakistan PM Khan returns home exulting after Washington visit0

    25 Jul 2019 ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan returned home from Washington on Thursday (Jul 25) after a visit seen by supporters as a major diplomatic success, saying he felt like he had when he came back after winning the cricket World Cup. US President Donald Trump’s warm reception of Khan and a delegation

  • Why Unsustainable Chinese Infrastructure Deals Are a Two-Way Street0

    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Matt Ferchen,  Anarkalee Perera 23 July 2019 Source: Getty Summary:  The narrative that China is engaging in problematic debt trap diplomacy has taken off. But for Sri Lanka and most of China’s other Belt and Road Initiative partners, it is important to understand the history and politics of

  • An Aborted University and Squandered Opportunity in Sri Lanka0

    Viewpoint by Dr. Ameer Ali 25 July 2019 IDN A modern Muslim university is an absolute need of our time, and it will be a sound first step to reform even the madrasas eventually, writes Dr. Ameer Ali, a lecturer in economics at the School of Business and Governance, Murdoch University, Western Australia. The aborted university project

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  • Iran at the Edge of a Cliff as the Bomb Question Hangs Fire0

    Trump Scrapped Security Council Endorsed Nuclear Deal Viewpoint by Jonathan Power 25 July 2019 IDN LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – There’s never been a full-scale war between two nuclear-armed states. If Iran one day did cross the nuclear threshold the same deterrence will apply. No one rational would want to provoke their own incineration. Columbia university

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  • General Ershad: Politics and the master opportunist0

    Kamal Ahmed | Prothom Alo Jul 25, 2019 Several of my friends reminded me, after 14 July, that one shouldn’t speak ill of the dead. But it is not as if they held back their criticism of Mir Jafar or Hilter. In fact, Mir Jafar’s name is considered to be a synonym for betrayal. And

  • Without school, a ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya refugee children face uncertain future0

    Rubayat Jesmin, Binghamton University, State University of New York The boy’s eyes lit up when he talked about his dream of becoming a doctor. Seven-year-old “Mohammad” – not his real name – is a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar. I met him at a learning center at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in early


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  • Not Only in Ladakh, India Losing Ground in Bangladesh Too

    by Taj Hashmi 18 June 2020 We know things are not going well in regards to India’s relationship with China. On 5th/6th May, China captured around sixty square kilometre of Indian territory in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, which is strategically important to all the three countries in the region, China, India, and Pakistan. On 14th/15th

  • Fear of the unknown: Hysteria in Bangladesh

    by Ajmal Sobhan 17 June 2020 When Minhaz Khan passed away three weeks back in Dhaka, he had been terminally ill for a few years. With advanced Parkinson’s disease, he had been living under the care of a live-in nurse in his own home. He was dependent on the nurse for feeding, bodily functions, and

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