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  • Climate change: 1.5°C Too Soon: More Must Be Done0

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    • November 5, 2018

    Image credit: Slate magazine By Margareth Sembiring     5 November 2018 Synopsis The latest IPCC special report released in early October 2018 estimated that global temperature increase may reach 1.5°C anytime between 2030 and 2050. This is much sooner than the end of the century timeframe set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Will this report

  • Lankan Speaker’s declaration that he wont recognize MR’s govt draws flak0

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    • November 5, 2018

    By Editor on November 5, 2018                           Colombo, Nov 5 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka’s Executive and the Legislature seem to be heading for a head-on clash when parliament meets on November 14. Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, on Monday said he will not recognize the new government sworn

  • Afghan delegation to attend peace talks in Russia: official0

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    • November 5, 2018

    AFP November 05, 2018    DAWN Pakistan Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shakes hands with a foreign delegate during the Kabul Process conference at the Presidential Palace. — AFP/File photo An Afghan delegation will attend international talks on the war-torn country in Russia this month, officials said on Monday, as the Taliban consider whether to participate. Moscow announced on Saturday it

  • The Case for a U.S.-India Partnership0

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    • November 4, 2018

    October 20, 2018   A stronger India offers the prospect of a more stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific, the world’s most economically dynamic region which stretches from the eastern shores of Africa to the west coast of the Americas. by Chris Coons Puneet Talwar The United States must infuse its relationship with India with a renewed

  • Bhutan: The dragon bites its tail – Part I, II and III0

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    • November 3, 2018

    The dragon bites its tail – Part I BY KANAK MANI DIXIT 16 OCTOBER 2018 FROM THE ARCHIVES: A longform piece on Bhutan’s Lhotshampa question [1992]. (This article was first published in our July-August 1992 print issue. Click here to read Part II and Part III of the article.) Travelling east on the highway from Siliguri to Guwahati, looking north,

  • Backed by India, Maldives Becomes IORA Member; Myanmar’s Entry Blocked at Last Hurdle0

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    • November 3, 2018

    While Maldives got the green flag, Myanmar’s membership, which had also been approved by senior officials, failed to get in because of South African opposition. Credit: Social media Devirupa Mitra New Delhi: As a sign of the international community’s change of heart after the presidential elections, Maldives has now become the latest member of Indian Ocean

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  • Is South Asia the New Middle East?0

    Sep 27, 2017 Dominique Moisi The plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar highlights a broader trend toward political fragmentation and violence in the region. If a geostrategic catastrophe is to be avoided, the unholy alliance of religion and nationalism must be broken. PARIS – The Middle East is often viewed as a region

  • Mr. Xi Jinping, Take AGood Look At This Photo0

    by M Adil Khan — September 27, 2017 I urge you, Mr. Xi Jinping, President of Peoples’ Republic of China to take a good look at this photo. Do you see what I see? I see the agony. I see sadness. I also see numerous questions in the eyes of these Rohingya kids that are

  • Mishandling the Rohingya Crisis May Open New Frontier for Terrorism0

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar where they lack citizenship rights, and they head for Bangladesh. Myanmar, a country of 55 million, is more than 85 percent Buddhist; Bangladesh, with more than 160 million people and predominantly Muslim, reports a lower GDP per capita than Myanmar. The Myanmar military

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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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