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  • Chinese spies ‘target Cambodian election committee’0

      US cybersecurity group says espionage network is targeting Phnom Penh ahead of polls Supporters hug Hun Sen, prime minister and leader of the Cambodian People’s Party, during a general election campaign in Phnom Penh on July 7. The strongman has hailed a successful crackdown on the opposition’s “color revolution” that wanted to unseat him. (Photo

  • The Ongoing Rakhine Crisis: Time For ASEAN to Act0

    By Kang Siew Kheng    11/7/2018 Synopsis ASEAN foreign ministers meet in Singapore this month, amid the growing Rohingya crisis that has no clear solution in sight. ASEAN’s credibility is challenged by this multi-faceted tragedy. What should ASEAN do? Commentary EVEN AS the monsoon season readies its full onslaught into Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, the repatriation

  • CPEC is projected as an integral part of regional connectivity0

    By  CPEC Watch July 10, 2018 CPEC Monthly Monitor – June 2018 (Click here to read complete monitor) Concept of “regional connectivity” is being increasingly endorsed at various forums in the region surrounding Pakistan. These are evident from the statements of key official of SAARC chamber as well as from discussions at SCO.  CPEC can be connected as

  • Can Nawaz Sharif Outfox Pakistan’s Army and Stage a Comeback?0

    Nawaz Sharif and his family are being punished for taking on the army. With elections around the corner, they are set to return to the country to try and outmanoeuvre the establishment and rehabilitate their image. Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Credit: Reuters Mohammad Taqi South Asia   09/Jul/2018 Pakistan’s three-time former Prime Minister Mian

  • Violence up in Kashmir as more youths join militants0

      Seeds of chaos are being sown to reap political advantage, according to critics of India’s government Kashmiri protesters and government forces clash after Friday prayers during the last Friday of Holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar on June 8. (Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India July 10, 2018 Violence has spiked in

  • Malaysia Rejects India’s Request To Deport Muslim Preacher Zakir Naik0

    July 7, 2018  BenarNews By Hadi Azmi Malaysia’s new prime minister said Friday his government would not comply with a request by New Delhi to extradite a controversial Indian Muslim preacher who is wanted there for alleged extremist-related activities and giving sermons that inspired terrorism. Cleric Zakir Naik, 52, founded the Dubai-based satellite television network Peace

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  • US-India relationship in need of a reboot0

    Michael Kugelman    July 12, 2018 Back on June 27, the White House abruptly postponed a summit, scheduled to take place in Washington on July 6, between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis and their Indian counterparts Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman. Pompeo, in a phone call with Swaraj, cited “unavoidable reasons” for

  • Afghanistan: A Theatre for Managing India-China Rivalry0

    By Chayanika Saxena July 10, 2018    The 21st century has been described as the “Asian Century”. For good and bad and for right and wrong reasons, the century in which we live appears to be centred on this vast continent both temporally and spatially. Not only is Asia home to myriad conflicts, but this

  • Xinjiang: China ignores lessons from the past0

    By James M. Dorsey      July 11, 2018 A Chinese campaign to forcibly assimilate ethnic Uyghurs in its north-western province of Xinjiang in a bid to erase nationalist sentiment, counter militancy, and create an ‘Uyghur Islam with Chinese characteristics’ ignores lessons learnt not only from recent Chinese history but also the experience of others.

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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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