• Quad 2.0: Facing China’s Belt And Road?0

    March 1, 2018 RSIS   he short-lived multilateral Quad of four democracies appears to be earning a new lease of life, partly due to a combined push by the US and Japan. Is this in response to China’s growing clout and assertiveness in the Asia Pacific? By Tan Ming Hui and Nazia Hussain* Reuters recently

  • Myanmar: I Saw a Genocide in Slow Motion0

    Sono Wara, a Rohingya in her village in Myanmar a day after the death of her newborn twins. Credit Nicholas Kristof/The New York Times I Saw a Genocide in Slow Motion Myanmar continues to kill its Rohingya, now bydenying them health care and sometimes foodinstead of by wielding machetes and firing bullets. Nicholas Kristof MARCH

  • Crisis Group: Countering Jihadist Militancy in Bangladesh0

    Report 295 / Asia 28 February 2018 With political polarisation reaching historic highs and local jihadist groups forging links with transnational movements, new forms of militancy threaten security and religious tolerance in Bangladesh. The government should reinforce the capability of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, and build political consensus on tackling the menace.  

  • Sri Lanka’s political crisis a threat to reconciliation0

    Danger government will backtrack on commitments to Tamils after opposition SLPP sweeps most seats in local elections Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa talks with voters after a local council election on Feb. 10 in Colombo. His Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party (SLPP) won the most seats nationwide. (Photo by Kumar) Quintus Colombage & Niranjani Roland,

  • Rohingya issue divides coalition govt in India’s Kashmir0

    Calls to deport refugees pit Hindus and Muslims against one another Muslims in Kolkata protest against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo. (Provided by IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah in Kashmir India February 28, 2018 The coalition government of conflict-torn Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, is facing a new threat to its unity

  • India and Pakistan’s rivalry isn’t territorial or ideological – it’s psychological0

    Sibling rivalry. danielo via Shutterstock Jawad Kadir, Lancaster University Ever since their birth as two separate countries in 1947, India and Pakistan have been psychologically obsessed with their assorted mutual conflicts. They have fought four conventional wars, and regularly display their nuclear capability to outpace and undermine each other. From the outside, it resembles nothing


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  • Was India Behind 2009 Border Guards Massacre in Bangladesh?

    August 17, 2019 B.Z. Khasru Public speculation by many, including the prime minister herself, termed the tragedy as an external conspiracy. One explanation for the mutiny was that the rebel soldiers opened fire on their officers when they dismissed appeals for better pay. The viciousness of the mutiny convinced many Bangladeshis that something more than

  • Kashmir: Revoking Article 370: Why now?

     Ali Riaz 16 August 2019 More than a week has passed since Articles 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution have been scrapped by the Narendra Modi-led BJP government. The complete communication lockdown in Kashmir, imposed in the wake of the abrogation, is still in place; curfew is yet to be lifted in some places; leaders

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