• Myanmar takes over Naga camps near Indian border0

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    • February 11, 2019

    The Naga rebels in Myanmar have been in a state of flux since the death of leader Khaplang, in red tie, in June 2017. Photo: Alchetron Naypyidaw and Delhi hope peaceful takeover and return home of Indian Nagas will bring stability By Angshuman Choudhury 11 February 2019 The Myanmar Army has taken control of the

  • How Maqbool Butt Passed on the Baton of Militancy in Kashmir0

    An excerpt from the book ‘The Story of Kashmir’ by David Devadas. Maqbool Butt of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. Credit: Unknown Illustration: The Wire David Devadas’s book, The Story of Kashmir, is a comprehensive history of the geopolitics, politics, and the social and cultural changes in Kashmir since 1930. It gives a blow-by-blow account

  • Bangladesh Opposition Leader Zia in Prison a Year0

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    • February 9, 2019

    Human Rights Watch 8 February 2019 Investigate 2018 Election Abuses One year ago, Khaleda Zia, the leader of Bangladesh’s main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was sent to prison. Zia was convicted ahead of the December 2018 elections when the courts acted on longstanding cases against her. While Human Rights Watch takes no

  • India: 7 Muslims Get Life Behind Bars for Deaths of 2 Hindu Boys0

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    • February 9, 2019

    By Rohit Wadhwaney on Feb 08, 2019 05:07 pm An Indian court sentenced seven Muslim men to life in prison on Friday for killing two members of the Hindu community over a motorcycle accident, sparking large-scale riots that claimed dozens of lives in north India’s Uttar Pradesh state almost six years ago. The Muzaffarnagar district sessions court handed

  • Bangladesh: How safe is the current Awami League government?0

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    • February 9, 2019

    Why hold a free and fair election which you risk losing, when you can rig it to ensure certain victory, and get away with it?  This was clearly in the mind of the Awami League in Bangladesh which three weeks ago won 293 of the 300 parliamentary seats in what must be the country’s most

  • The Unpredictable Rise of China0

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    • February 9, 2019

    Americans Misunderstand China’s Ambitions for ‘Renewal’ – The Atlantic Xi Jinping seeks national rejuvenation, but his nation’s mounting power masks increased instability. Feb 3, 2019 Daniel Blumenthal Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute Since the end of the Cold War, Beijing has viewed Washington as its chief geopolitical rival, yet official Washington


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  • The Baghdad Air Strike: Pre-emptive self-defence or Assassination?

    By Devansh Kaushik | January 9, 2020 Introduction In the early hours of January 3, missiles launched by a USAF MQ9 Reaper slammed into a convoy exiting the Baghdad International Airport, killing Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, deputy commander of an Iraqi militia. General Soleimani was the leader of the elite

  • Indian Muslims: Are they ‘invaders’, ‘scumbags’ or equal citizens?

    By Adil Khan Broadly speaking most Indian Hindus seem to entertain three perceptions vis-à-vis the Indian Muslims – that Muslims are: (i) ‘invaders’ and thus have no place in Hindu India; (ii) ‘scumbags’, liars, cheats and terrorists and thus be shunned; and finally, to some (iii) they are equal citizens and thus be treated accordingly.

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