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  • Has China outrun the West on the Rohingya issue?0

    Afsan Chowdhury, July 29, 2019 The history of ethnic hatred and violence in Myanmar towards the Rohngyas has a long history. While the political one is a relatively recent one tracing back to the British rule, the roots were even earlier during the Mughal era. Both, Chittagonians and Myanmar people have been in and out-migrating for

  • Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: The Easter Bombings and Beyond0

    by Christopher Smith July 26, 2019 Jamestown Foundation The series of tragic bombings across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has placed the island-nation at the forefront of concern regarding a possible new Islamic State (IS) operation in South Asia. The exact nature and direction of this dynamic is not yet clear and may still be

  • Al-Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri Invokes Kashmir Again, Calls for ‘One’ Jihad0

    by Animesh Roul July 26, 2019 Jamestown Foundation On July 9, al-Qaeda’s Emir Ayman al- Zawahiri incited violence against India and Pakistan by vehemently criticizing these neighboring countries for the plight of Muslims in Kashmir. Zawahiri’s video message titled “Don’t Forget Kashmir” was released by al-Qaeda’s propaganda arm, As-Sahab media foundation, on the online messaging platform Telegram.

  • Amidst Kashmir Panic, Political Parties Want Centre to Break the Silence0

    “He assured us that he will take up the matter with Delhi. He told us there was nothing to worry about,” Mehbooba said after meeting the governor. “But, to be honest, we are not satisfied with his assurance.” Mudasir Ahmad 03/AUG/2019 Srinagar: Amidst a heightened sense of panic across the valley following the government’s call for

  • Former Bush Administration Insider Reflects on the Failure of the Iraq War0

    BY Naman Habtom-Desta, Truthout PUBLISHED August 4, 2019 “There was a long history of the CIA’s incompetence in trying to get rid of Saddam Hussein,” says retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. Looking back at the march to war in Iraq, Colonel Wilkerson, who served as the chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002-2005, continues to be unwavering

  • Making migration work for everyone0

    The Daily STar August 05, 2019 Md Shahidul Haque In a globalised world, migration is a fact of life that should be governed accordingly. To that end, it is time to establish what I call “Migration Order 3.0,” a new framework that would make migration work for everyone.    Until World War II, transnational human mobility was subject

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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