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  • India’s Economic Vision 2022 can lift living standards of South Asia0

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    • September 17, 2018

    It is time for the neighbouring countries to realize that if India’s GDP grows at 9% in the next 20 to 30 years, then the per capita income will also rise, from US$ 1500 to US$ 7000 per annum, according to the report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, which will significantly enable them to reach a higher income

  • Pakistan PM to Offer Citizenship to Afghans Born in Pakistan0

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    • September 17, 2018

    September 16, 2018        Ayaz Gul FILE – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the nation in his first televised address in Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug. 19, 2018. ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an unprecedented announcement Sunday, pledged to offer Pakistani citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Afghans born to refugee families

  • US, Bangladesh hold talks on trade, labour reforms0

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    • September 16, 2018

    The US and Bangladesh have discussed trade, digital economy and labour reforms at a key meeting here. Sep 16, 2018 WASHINGTON: The US and Bangladesh have discussed trade, digital economy and labour reforms at a key meeting here. The US-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) Council held its fourth meeting in Washington on

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  • Sri Lanka: Handle with care and caution, not indifference and callousness!0

    N Sathiya Moorthy       17 September 2018 The otherwise ‘arbitrary’ or ‘biased’ or ‘Sinhala-Buddhist’ national media needs to be applauded for the restraint that they have displayed over the ongoing issue involving court orders to have the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, arrested over 11 missing men during the war years.  That

  • Civil Nuclear Cooperation between India, Russia, and Bangladesh: Implication for Pakistan0

    by Asia Maqsood      16 September 2018 India signed a tripartite agreement for the first time with Russia and Bangladesh for civil nuclear cooperation on March 1, 2018. Nuclear Power Cooperation of India Limited (NPCIL) is intended to play an active role in the construction of a nuclear power plant with the proposed supply

  • Iran: Hawkish Trump0

    Mr. Trump has gathered the hawkish cohort of advisors led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the national security adviser, John R. Bolton to smoothen the internal resistance in his administration on the face of unreasonable policies. One of them appears in the form of US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear deal. Joint Comprehensive Plan

  • United States: Peace Broker or War Monger?0

        by Shabbir Kazmi     16 September 2018 On Friday, 14th September 2018 I was among the audience who were invited by Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi to a talk led by Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Associate Vice President, Asia Centre, United States Ins­t­itute of Peace. The other two worthy speakers were former Defence

  • China struggles with Belt and Road pushback0

        By James M. Dorsey      15 September 2018 China, in an implicit recognition that at least some of its Belt and Road-related projects risk trapping target countries in debt or fail to meet their needs, has conceded that adjustments may be necessary. “It’s normal and understandable that development focus can change at

  • Wobbling China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) hides more than it reveals0

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra  15 September 2018 Through the mega ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI), Beijing has moved massive capital in the shape of loans to many countries for infrastructural and interconnectivity projects with the apparent objective of reviving Silk Road and Maritime Silk Road cutting across Asian, European and African continents and CPEC is

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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