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  • Beijing tightens its grip on IslamabadDid China convince Pakistan to pay $90 billion for China’s benefit?0

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    • January 14, 2019

    China’s President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2018. (Photo by Thomas Peter/AFP)Anders Corr Pakistan  The Financial Times revealed on Jan. 1 that China is planning a secret US$2 billion loan to Pakistan to avoid any future

  • Great Power Rivalry Reaches Africa0

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    • January 11, 2019

    Anand KumarAnand Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile January 09, 2019 The United States finds its position increasingly challenged by two emerging powers with global ambitions, China and Russia. This rivalry now threatens to engulf the continent of Africa as well. China has expanded its economic

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  • India should seek to clear Bhutanese doubts and apprehensions0

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    • January 10, 2019

    China has a border dispute with Bhutan but, because of India’s support, Beijing has not forced its hand. China, which wants to thwart Indian influence in Bhutan, has offered to open a diplomatic mission, an offer Bhutan has not permitted, writes J.K.Verma for South Asia Monitor.     J.K.Verma Jan 1, 2019 China, the world’s

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  • Illegal Mining: a Headache For Afghanistan Government, International And Local Investors 0

    February 12, 2018, Mohammad Ismail Amin Afghanistan’s mining industry is extraordinarily important for the country’s economy, setting up thousands of employment and contributing a broadly economic growth but mining can be immensely harmful if it is not regulated properly-as ran a vital range of abuses and disasters around the country. Also with a range of

  • Kashmir Conflict and Dynamics of Regional Security0

    by Asma Khalid 12/2/2018 Ever since the creation of Pakistan and the ensuing problem of the accession of the Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmiri people have been suffering under the unjust Indian occupation. Despite India’s military and political maneuvers in the occupied Kashmir, the majority of the local population has been seeking

  • The Dangers of Nuclear Proliferation: Perspectives on South Asia0

    Background* With the May 1998 explosions of multiple atomic devices first by India and then by Pakistan, both countries became overtly nuclear after long years of ambiguity. This action on the part of both countries shocked the international community, but it was not altogether unexpected given their not-so-secret efforts at nuclearization over the past few

  • Ensuring safe return of the Rohingyas0

    Hussain Imam  February 06, 2018  The ongoing Rohingya crisis is probably one of the worst human tragedies of the 21st century the world community, particularly Bangladesh, has seen. In the last five months, more than 650,000 Rohingyas were forced by the Myanmar government to flee home and to take shelter in Bangladesh. The Rohingya people have

  • Gwadar Vs. Chabahar0

    By Imran Shahani 9/2/2018 The geo-strategic situation of South Asia region is changing rapidly, which can be attributed to the fact that the world powers are now redefining their roles in the region. Old loyalties are changing, and new alliances are being formed. In the post-cold war era, the proximity of our region to the

  • Pakistan’s Voiceless Pashtuns Find Voice 0

      February 10, 2018 Nauman Sadiq   Is it not ironic that two very similar insurgencies have simultaneously been going on in Pakistan for the last several years: the Baloch insurgency in the Balochistan province and the insurgency of the Pashtun tribesmen in the tribal areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering the US-occupied Afghanistan. While

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  • Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

    By Dexter Filkins A Reporter at Large December 9, 2019 Issue   The New Yorker  The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. On August 11th, two weeks after Prime

  • Arundhati Roy: It’s Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over

    November 28, 2019 www.democracynow.org Guests Arundhati Royaward-winning writer. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial

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