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  • WILL ONE BELT ONE ROAD (OBOR) MEETING IN BEIJING END UP AS DAMP SQUIB?4

    In yet another attempt  to establish itself as the dominating world force, China  is now organizing the  One Belt One Road Forum meeting in Beijing on May14-15. Ambitious  and  unrealistic  project The OBOR project involves a land route running from inner China to southern Europe via The Netherlands.  It also includes a sea route connecting

  • Factors disturbing Pak-Afghan Relations?0

    By: Babar Khan Bozdar The recent border skirmishes have plunged Pak-Afghan relations. It is a conspiracy to derail the diplomatic ties between two neighbors. The ill-will between two neighbors is not new but decades old. The soil of Afghanistan is always being used against Pakistan in which some soldiers and innocent civilians lost their lives.

  • India: Popular anti-liquor movement in Tamil Nadu0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Today Tamil Nadu, like in most of the states, is undergoing severe crises. Communal flare-ups by the government and Hindutva parties is the worst problem the nation is facing now. Tamil Nadu is often in the news for wrong reasons. Besides the rift within the ruling AIADMK sweeten the warring factions led

  • Bengali chotalok shaped India’s destiny1

    The catastrophe of India being turned into a Hindu India was effectively and sharply pre-empted and scuttled by Dr B. R. Ambedkar. By securing victory for Ambedkar in the most crucial election that brought him to Constituent Assembly, the Namasudras, Rajbanshis and Advasis under the leadership of Jogendra Nath Mandal created a glowing chapter in

  • ON TIBET, MEMBERS OF U. S. CONGRESS LISTEN TO THEIR CONSCIENCE0

        N.S. Venkataraman With China’s strong economy and military power, most governments in the world do not want to antagonize China. As China gives them tremendous trading opportunities,  these governments take extra care not to do anything that will displease China. These conditions are so ridiculous that the government of a Buddhist country like

  • From Subjects to Citizens: Reconnecting Nepalis with a Democratic Political Process0

    By George Varughese Next week, Nepalis will vote in local elections for the first time in 20 years. The first phase of elections will be held on May 14 in federal provinces 3, 4, and 6; the second phase is scheduled for June 14 in provinces 1, 2, 5, and 7. Election fever has certainly

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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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