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  • Trump Says U.S. ‘Not Involved’ In Iranian Rocket Launch Explosion0

    August 30, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump says Washington had nothing to do with the explosion of an Iranian rocket as it sat on its launchpad at the Imam Khomeini Space Center. “The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir” rocket, Trump tweeted on

  • In Assam, People Fret as India Releases Citizens’ Registry0

    Paritosh Paul Kolkata 2019-08-30 India has deployed paramilitary troops in northeastern Assam state to quell potential unrest as millions of people anxiously wait to see if they are on an official citizens’ list being released by the government on Saturday. Those who do not make it onto the National Register of Citizens, mainly Bengali-speaking residents,

  • India crows over US support for its assault on Kashmir0

    By Keith Jones 30 August 2019 India’s Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and corporate media are crowing about the full-throated support Washington has given New Delhi in its assault on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). On August 5, the Narendra Modi-led BJP government illegally abrogated J&K’s special, semi-autonomous status under Article 370 of the

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  • Deciphering the notion of Strategic Depth in Afghanistan0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra  13 February 2019 Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal’s response to a question pertaining to US President Donald Trump’s remarks about India playing a role in the conflict-ridden South Asian country in the recent past that “India has no role in Afghanistan” raises serious doubts whether Islamabad would ever allow New Delhi a meaningful

  • Why and how Pakistan was surpassed by its poor cousin Bangladesh?0

    By J.K.Verma    13 February 2019 New Delhi. 13 February 2019. In 1971 when Bangladesh was dissected from Pakistan, it was in a miserable condition. Pakistan Army before surrender, destroyed roads, bridges, railways and industries of the then East Pakistan. Big industrialists left the country and millions of Bangladeshis were displaced, killed and mutilated during independence struggle. Not only this

  • Sri Lanka: A double whammy for President Sirisena1

    N. Sathiya Moorthy  12 February 2019 As only President Maithripala Sirisena’s camp may have expected, the European Union (EU) has promptly opposed the ongoing moves to reintroduce the death penalty in the country, especially for drug offences.  Soon, many of the other Western Nations that abhor death as a denial of basic human rights can be

  • Bangladesh’s robbed elections and debauched democracy; A Model for Aspiring ‘Democratic’ Autocrats?0

    By Dr. Esam Sohail     12 February 2019 In present-day Bangladesh, telling blunt truths about government shenanigans can result in long residence behind bars. Ask globally renowned photojournalist Shahidul Alam, he will tell you. This gentleman dared telling truth and he ended up in jail without any valid reason except that he unearthed government’s brutalities in global public space

  • Exercise Aman, 2019: Understanding Peace0

    by Ubaid Ahmed 11 February 2019 The great exponent of sea power, the American naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan, who died in 1914, is still read with attention by political leaders and their military advisers today. “Control of the sea,” he wrote in 1890, “by maritime commerce and naval supremacy, means predominant influence in the

  • Flash Points of River Water Wars5

    by Narindra Nath Bhatia 11 February 2019 Wars are as old as mankind. Some of the other races, societies, classes, religions, economic, trade and states for known or unknown reasons or grievances have fought wars. Many non-violent means for peace resulted in conflicts. While strong societies and nations often wage wars on weaker counterparts many

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  • Myanmar: Is it time for the West to Engage The United Wa State Army?

    Many regional observers suggest that China directs a well-trained, motivated, disciplined proxy army of 30,000 soldiers controlling territory with major cities; agriculture, mining, and industry. At one time this group was considered to be the number one producer of heroin in the world. They now appear to be a global leader in the manufacture Amphetamine

  •  The Rising Scourge of Linguistic corruption in Bangladesh

    By Dr Obaidul Hamid     16 September 2020 In Bangladesh, corruption meaning deliberate financial misuse and misappropriation needs no new debate. For several years in a row, Transparency International has consistently ranked Bangladesh as one among 10 most corrupt countries in the world. What about linguistic corruption? Not many in Bangladesh are aware of the

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