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  • Silence Then, Silence Now: Lessons For India From Its Response to 1990s Bhutanese Refugee Crisis0

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    • September 19, 2017

    By Vishnu Sharma on 18/09/2017 • Leave a Comment If India fails to stand with the Rohingya today, will it be able to claim tomorrow that it is rightfully with the people of Baluchistan or Tibet? Bhutanese refugees in Sanischare camp. Credit: Reuters If a nation’s resilience is tested by its response to the crisis in its

  • Tamil Nadu’s political crisis turns into constitutional one0

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    • September 19, 2017

      N Sathiya Moorthy, 19 September 2017 The  judiciary has often shied away from contesting the speaker’s right or that of the legislature, but it has not always avoided taking a close look at the processes employed and arrive at conclusions that are binding on all concerned, says N Sathiya Moorthy. With Tamil Nadu assembly speaker P

  • Sri Lanka-Why And How Of ‘National Unity’0

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    • September 18, 2017

    N Sathiya Moorthy, 17 September 2017 If the UNP caused the sacking of Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, citing ‘collective responsibility’ as the substantiation, the SLFP has removed Deputy Minister for Tourism and Christian Affairs, Arundika Fenrnado, from the team. The UNP had begun by very reluctantly agreeing to the ‘forced’ resignation of Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake over

  • Russia’s Perspective on CPEC0

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    • September 17, 2017

    The inclusion of CPEC with the Belt and Road Initiative is a concrete example of how the Xi Jinping’s idea became an initiative. In this whole context of OBOR, Pakistan’s membership of SCO makes relevant to Russia or the Eurasian Economic Union. Otherwise, it is a little direct importance to Russia. Apart from a trade

  • Learning To Fish In Murky Waters: The Missing Link In Capacity-Building0

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    • September 17, 2017

      September 11, 2017 By Stephen E. Webber and Donald E. Vandergriff * Building partner capacity has been recently recognized as a key mission set of the U.S. Armed Forces. It has received a great deal of verbal and written attention from military leaders and policymakers due to its centrality to ongoing operations in Afghanistan

  • Rohingya Genocide and Clash of Civilizations0

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    • September 17, 2017

    During past few weeks, the most potent images and videos depicting rivers of blood beheaded children, and dead bodies lying on streets and burning people alive have bought a new debate onto the issue of Rohingya Muslims. This is not the first time that Rohingya has to face violence and brutality until now thousands of

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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