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  • Yes, The Quad Will Endure!0

    Sujan R. Chinoy Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy is Director General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile [+] More from the author   April 09, 2021 The future of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) will depend on the choices that China makes. The greater China’s belligerence, the faster

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  • Journalists on Trial for Covering Myanmar Coup0

    2021/04/09 World Voice of America Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 275 million people. By May Kha  YANGON – Preliminary hearings were held Tuesday for three journalists detained in Yangon on February 27 while covering

  • 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Bangladesh0

    BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR  DOWNLOAD  [366 KB]  TRANSLATIONS IN THIS SECTION / EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of State will release an addendum to this report in mid 2021 that expands the subsection on Women in Section 6 to include a broader range of issues related to reproductive rights.​ Bangladesh’s constitution provides

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  • Bangladesh: The HR Coalition Continues its Efforts0

      by Ahmad U Shihab   12 April 2021 “Democracy and Human Rights are inseparable.”—Nelson Mandela A Coalition for Human Rights and Democracy in Bangladesh addressed a number of appeals to the Biden Administration requesting urgent help to restore people’s democratic and human rights in the South Asian country. The membership of the Coalitions spans three

  • Searching for a Potemkin Village Opposition0

    by William Milam April 9, 2021   “Potemkin village” is actually a term that originated in politics, and thus, for this article, a very appropriate term to describe one interesting recent, possibly rhetorical, sidestep in the authoritarian march of Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League government she runs. According to Wikipedia, a Potemkin Village is “any

  • HYPERSONICS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD0

    “History shows that stopping an arms race is much harder than igniting one” Jeffrey Smith by Rabia Javed    12 April 2021 From the last few years, leading global nuclear powers have been involved in a race to develop hypersonic weapons. The United States, Russia, and China have up till now developed hypersonic weapons systems comprised

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  • Searching for a Potemkin Village Opposition

    by William Milam April 9, 2021   “Potemkin village” is actually a term that originated in politics, and thus, for this article, a very appropriate term to describe one interesting recent, possibly rhetorical, sidestep in the authoritarian march of Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League government she runs. According to Wikipedia, a Potemkin Village is “any

  • Bangladesh: I am Zia Speaking

                       I am Zia Speaking  “In that case, we revolt,” Major Ziaur Rahman (March 25, 1971)    Zia is enmeshed in every paddy sheaf of Bangladesh. From every nook and corner, a voice continues to ring: I am Zia speaking.[I]   By R Chowdhury     25 March

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