• Is Pakistan military building base for air-dropped nuclear bombs? What satellite images show0

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    • December 5, 2019

    Satellite images show construction work on a site close to two military bases; significant expansion also on at a nuclear storage site in Sindh. ABHIJIT IYER-MITRA 5 December, 2019 When the Taliban was creeping closer to Islamabad in 2008-2009, Pakistan’s security dilemma was compounded by the discussion in the United States of a “Plan B” – to seize control

  • The Man Stoking Nationalism in India Could Succeed Modi One Day0

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    • December 3, 2019

    Bibhudatta Pradhan, Bloomberg• November 29, 2019 (Bloomberg) — Fresh off a resounding re-election victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined other lawmakers in India’s colonial-era parliament to applaud the man to his right. There stood Amit Shah, Modi’s point man for more than three decades, who then proceeded to make one of the most significant announcements in contemporary Indian history: The

  • US Teenager Vows to Continue to Advocate for Uighurs Despite Pressure0

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    • December 3, 2019

    By Sirwan Kajjo, Asim Kashgarian November 28, 2019 WASHINGTON – An American teenager, whose recent videos on the social media app TikTok have caused controversy, says she will continue her activism to raise awareness of the plight of Uighur Muslims in China despite Beijing’s efforts “to conceal the truth.” Feroza Aziz, a 17-year-old from New


  • Bangladesh: An Enslaved Nation? (Part I)0

    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”– Thomas Jefferson By R. Chowdhury 30 November 2019 Bangladesh: An Enslaved Nation? (Part I) “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”– Thomas Jefferson To win a war, to occupy a country, or to enslave a nation or a people, some sort of military action is needed. Not always.

  • Bangladesh development perspectives: Planning strategies0

    Shamsul Alam | November 29, 2019 Development activities of Bangladesh have gained tremendous momentum in the last decade. The indicators of an exceptionally strong development record have inspired the country to aim even higher. The country now aspires to reach the upper middle income status by 2031 and developed country status by 2041. At present

  • India: Lessons for BJP from mishandling Maharashtra0

    By its own behaviour and perceived high-handedness, the BJP has lost the confidence of its allies, says N Sathiya Moorthy. N Sathya Moorthy 28 November 2019 There is a theory on democratic polity, which is more seen at work on the ground than in academics: where the political Opposition is weak, inherent divisions within the

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  • Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India

    By Dexter Filkins A Reporter at Large December 9, 2019 Issue   The New Yorker  The Prime Minister’s Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents himself as an ascetic economic visionary. He is also a hero of anti-Muslim bigots. On August 11th, two weeks after Prime

  • Arundhati Roy: It’s Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over

    November 28, 2019 Guests Arundhati Royaward-winning writer. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, The God of Small Things. Her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial

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