• Pro-military rallies in Myanmar counter grassroots demonstrations0

    Ultra-nationalist monk seeks to make a political comeback by championing the armed forces  John Zaw, Mandalay ,  Myanmar,  May 15, 2019 Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk Ashin Wirathu has told a rally of hard-line nationalists that military officers sitting in parliament should be worshipped like God. On the morning of May 5, hundreds of people joined a

  • Pakistani Christian teen ‘raped, forcibly converted to Islam’0

    Pastor who helped 15-year-old make police complaint says her marriage was illegal reporter, Karachi  Pakistan  May 15, 2019 A teenage Christian girl claims she was raped, forcibly converted to Islam and then married off to a 45-year-old Muslim divorcee in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. Neha Pervaiz, 15, a resident of Ittehad Town,

  • Hard life for transgender people in Bangladesh0

    Known as hijra, many flee home to save their families from shame and live in desperate poverty or slip into sex trade Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh May 16, 2019 Over 40 years ago a self-described “unsuitable girly boy” fled her home in Dhaka to realize her “true” sexual identity and free


  • The significance of Nuclear Information Sharing in South Asia0

    by Asma Khalid  29/4/2018 The regional competitive environment of South Asia has fueled the diplomatic tension and security anxieties between India and Pakistan. Both countries share a history of hostile relations which have been strained by some historical and political issues. Due to prioritization of security concerns of regional states, South Asia is undergoing a

  • India and China: The Risks of a Reset0

      Asia’s Game of Thrones by Aparna Pande   27/4/2018 Modi’s visit to China this week could lead to an easing of their strained ties—but any reset will benefit Beijing far more than New Delhi. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Wuhan, China on April 27, many will be waiting with bated breath to see whether

  • Geopolitics magnify sustained political violence in Balochistan0

      By James M. Dorsey       27/4/2018 Twin attacks earlier this week on Pakistani security forces in the troubled province of Balochistan cast a light on a sustained and violent campaign against police and paramilitary units as well as Shiite and Christian minorities. The attacks by groups, some of which have had links to

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  • Indian Navy benefits from Pentagon paranoia over China

    US government in a hurry to get new sub-hunting helicopters into the hands of the Indian Navy by Dave Makichuk May 20, 2020 To say the Pentagon is concerned about China’s military expansion would be an understatement — just ask the Indian Navy. According to a report by Paul McLeary for Breaking Defense, the US

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