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  • Thucydides’ Trap: Caveat Emptor0

    By Steve Chan SYNOPSIS While Graham Allison’s power theory of Thucydides’ Trap is attractive and popular, an alternative perspective may be needed to explain some missing factors behind the relationships between emerging and rising powers. COMMENTARY THE ANCIENT Greek historian Thucydides is often remembered for his remark on the basic cause of the Peloponnesian War,

  • Pakistan, China military chiefs sign MOU on capacity building in Pakistan army0

    by Editor August 28, 2019 Islamabad, August 27 (Express Tribune) : Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the Kashmir issue with Vice Chairman of Chinas Central Military Commission (CMC) General Xu Qiliang, and signed an MOU on defence cooperation and capacity building in the Pakistan army, the media reported on Tuesday.

  • The Silence Is the Loudest Sound0

    Opinion The Indian government has confined about seven million Kashmiris to their homes and imposed a complete communications blackout. Indian security personnel on the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir, last week.CreditCreditAtul Loke for The New York Times By Arundhati Roy Aug. 15, 2019 Ms. Roy is a writer and lives in Delhi. NEW DELHI — As India

  • British stance on Kashmir can strain India ties0

    Boris Johnson has ended the British stance till now that Kashmir is a bilateral India-Pakistan issue, thereby delivering a lethal blow to India-Britain relations, writes Prakash Chand Katoch for South Asia Monitor By Lt Gen Prakash Chand Katoch (retd) AUG 19, 2019 Shocked by India revoking the special status of Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan’s reaction

  • Some deft ‘Modiplomacy’ at G7, but Kashmir handling a challenge0

    The Kashmir issue may have been handled deftly at the global politico-diplomatic level, but the abiding challenge for India remains domestic, writes C Uday Bhaskar for South Asia Monitor By C Uday Bhaskar AUG 27, 2019 The G7 meeting of the world’s seven most industrialised nations in Biarritz, France, had a special relevance for India

  • Trump: India, Pakistan Can Handle Kashmir Dispute Alone0

    August 26, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump has said that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir on their own but that he was there should they need him to mediate. Trump discussed the matter with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 26 on the sidelines of a summit of Group of

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  • Media and Pedophilia: The Context of Nepal0

    Dikshya Koirala 9 February 2019 Sexual manifestation and desires developed towards prepubescent children are known as pedophilia. The term pedophilia, though legally not recognized as a crime, predictably involves the commission of a crime such as sexual assault, indecency or offenses relating to children. The sexual abuse of children has been one of the least

  • PAKISTAN: ASIA BIBI IS FREE AT LAST, BUT STILL NOT SAFE0

    The Christian woman acquitted by Supreme Court from blasphemy case, hiding as she is not safe yet. Last week, the highest court of Pakistan uphold its last year’s judgment, in which the court acquitted Asia Bibi, a poor Christina women, who spent 9 years in solitary confinement, from false charges of blasphemy. Her legal battle

  • Is Collective Conscience of India still Unsatisfied?0

    By: Aabid Rehman Pala   7 February 2019 9th of February 2013 was unlike any other day, not because on this day Dr. Muhammad Afzal Guroo was hanged which no doubt was the major reason but many things were unveiled before the people. They perceived many unusual things and happenings around, which gave them an insight about who’s what.

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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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