• Mining firm moves Virgin Islands court for enforcement of Reko Diq award against Pakistan0

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    • January 18, 2021

    Nasir Iqbal A view of the Reko Diq hills. — Reuters/File  December 24, 2020 The Tethyan Cooper Company (TCC) has approached the High Court of Justice in the British Virgin Islands for the enforcement of the $5.97 billion award against Pakistan by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in the Reko

  • India supplies RADAR spare parts to Sri Lankan Air Force0

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    • January 17, 2021

    by Editor  Newsasia India  January 17, 2021 INDRA radar Share on WhatsApp Colombo, January 17 (  As part of India’s commitment to maintaining high serviceability of weapons equipment provided by government of India to the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, an Indian Air Force (IAF) An-32 aircraft landed at Bandaranaike International Airport on January  10, with 341

  • First Goes Law, Then Goes Democracy0

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    • January 16, 2021

      Stacey Rudin – January 15, 2021   In his 1948 book, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology, C.S. Lewis wrote: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber


  • Bangladesh: Escape to the supposed safe land couldn’t end Rohingya sufferings; it only reduced them a little0

    Bhasan Char, Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh   by Bahauddin Foizee    14 January 2021 The horrible scenes of hungry, tired, and almost lifeless Rohingya refugees entering Bangladesh shocked the world in 2017. Many Rohingyas are attempting to make the journey from Myanmar to Bangladesh, believing that a foreign land (Bangladesh) would be safer than their

  • Sri Lanka: Nation, Not Nationalists, Decide0

    N. Sathiya Moorthy Ceylon Today, 15 December 2020 In a recent debate in Parliament, State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal joined issue with the Opposition over fiscal management between the two Rajapaksa regimes, the incumbent and the previous one (2005-15) and the intervening Government of National Unity (GNU), where ‘unity’ too was in great deficit. As the

  • India’s Sprouting Counterforce Posture0

    By Amber Afreen Abid   14 January 2021 In recent years, India’s technological advancements in the domain of counterforce military capabilities have increased the vulnerability of the South Asian region. While trying to disturb the strategic stability in South Asia, India, through its adventuresome counterforce posture against Pakistan, is on the verge of becoming a rogue

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  • Year-end review: Emerging Challenges for South Asia

      by Rajesh Kumar Sinha       3 January 2020 The year 2020 has just ended. The year has been extremely calamitous for the whole world. Especially, the pandemic Corona Virus has created such an unfortunate state where economies, infrastructure, loss of lakhs of lives, job losses, and uncertainty has gripped the whole of humanity.

  • Book review: The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan, by Owen Bennett-Jones

      The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan, by Owen Bennett-Jones, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 27 October 2020, Hardcover,  320 pages, $28, ISBN: 97880300246674. By Arnold Zeitlin Owen Bennett-Jones’s account of a Bhutto dynasty reminded me that I enjoyed a rare, near-quixotic relationship with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto during my time, September 1969 to April 1972, as

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