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  • India, Canada and the new vaccine politics0

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    • February 17, 2021

    by GRANT WYETH 17 February 2021 As a pharmaceutical powerhouse, India finds it now holdsthe cards over Canada and what it sees as its irksome PM.   The threat of wealthy countries hoarding vaccines for themselves and denying access to smaller and poorer countries has become the world’s primary cooperative concern. Yet how vaccine nationalism

  • Pakistan and Saudi Arabia reconcile amid shifting alliances0

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    • February 17, 2021

    by Syed Fazl-e-Haider    17 February 2021 For Riyadh, the road to Beijing goes through a friendly Islamabad. As it feels the heat of a new administration in Washington, Saudi Arabia has put the brakes on further deterioration of relations with its long-time ally Pakistan. Riyadh had already withdrawn $2 billion out of a $3

  • Imran Khan’s address to Sri Lankan Parliament cancelled0

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    • February 16, 2021

     by Editor  February 16, 2021 Imran Khan. Photo.Jawad Zakariya.Wikimedia Commons Share on WhatsApp By P. K. Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, February 16: Sri Lanka has cancelled Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the Parliament, scheduled for February 24, citing COVID-19 constraints.  Khan is set to arrive in Colombo for a two-day visit on February 22. Foreign

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  • POLITICAL HYPOCRISY KNOWS NO BOUNDS OR BORDERS0

    by William Milam     February 19, 2021 Just when I thought I had witnessed the ultimate in political hypocrisy at the end of Donald Trump’s historic and depressing impeachment trial, Sheikh Hasina – the prime minister of Bangladesh – has restored my faith that South Asian politicians can match any politician anywhere on the hypocrisy

  • India, Extremism and Terrorism0

    by Rabia Javed     18 February 2021 In South Asia, peace remains elusive due to several causes like religious extremism, radicalism, and fundamentalism from India.Post 9/11, India employed numerous policies to malign Pakistan for terror activities in the region. India always tried to sabotage peace in the region through different clandestine activities and this was

  • Saudi moderation has its limits0

    By James M. Dorsey   17 February 2021 Two recent reports documenting significant Saudi progress in countering ingrained religious anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-Shiite supremacism as well as anti-Western and other xenophobic attitudes suggest the kingdom’s receptivity to external pressure as it endeavours to position itself as the leader of a vaguely defined ‘moderate’ form of Islam.

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  • Bangladesh: Torture, Custodial Deaths, and Unfair Trials after the 2009 Mutiny of the Bangladesh Rifles

    www.hrw.org/ “The Fear Never Leaves Me” “The Fear Never Leaves Me” Map of Bangladesh Map of BDR Pilkhana Headquarters, Dhaka Summary Methodology I. The Bangladesh Rifles II. The February 25-26 Mutiny III. Abuses against Suspected Mutineers IV. Due Process and Fair Trials Concerns V. Recommendations Acknowledgements DOWNLOADS Download the full report Download the report in

  • POLITICAL HYPOCRISY KNOWS NO BOUNDS OR BORDERS

    by William Milam     February 19, 2021 Just when I thought I had witnessed the ultimate in political hypocrisy at the end of Donald Trump’s historic and depressing impeachment trial, Sheikh Hasina – the prime minister of Bangladesh – has restored my faith that South Asian politicians can match any politician anywhere on the hypocrisy

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