• Not just Trump: India has separated Bangladeshi children from their parents for years0

    In West Bengal, the detained Bangladesh immigrants are sent to prisons while their children are kept in shelter homes. A Bangladeshi woman weeps while holding children in the no-man’s-land between India and Bangladesh at the Satcachi border crossing, near Coochbehar, some 650 kms north of Kolkata. | Biswarup Basak/AFP This is Sneha, a shelter home

  • India: Maoist Vengeance 0

    July 3, 2018 SATP By Deepak Kumar Nayak* On June 26, 2018, seven jawans of the Jharkhand Jaguar Force were reportedly killed and another four injured, when the cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) carried out a landmine blast and subsequently opened fire on the security personnel in the Chinjo area near a

  • Afghanistan-Pakistan: Border Headaches 0

    July 3, 2018 SATP By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty* On June 24, 2018, a Pakistan Army soldier, identified as Sepoy Niaz Ali, was killed in an exchange of fire across the Pak-Afghan border in the North Waziristan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) [the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on May 31,


  • Pakistan’s financial crisis puts Belt and Road on the spot0

      By James M. Dorsey    7/7/2018 Increased Pakistani dependence on China to help it avert resorting to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to avoid a financial and economic crisis spotlights fears that the terms of Chinese investment in massive Belt and Road-related projects would not pass international muster. Concerns that China’s US$ 50 billion

  • Threats to scribes are omnipresent now0

    by Nava Thakuria     6/7/2018 As we were preparing to complete the first half of 2018, shocking news broke from America, one of the professed liberal space for journalists in a democracy on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in the USA and killed five media employees including journalists. The

  • Combatting political violence: Pakistan’s determination is put to the test0

    By James M. Dorsey Pakistan’s determination to crack down on United Nations-designated global terrorists is being put to the test barely two weeks after the South Asian nation evaded blacklisting by an international anti-money laundering and terrorism finance watchdog. A statement by a group widely viewed as a front for UN-designated Jamat-ud-Dawa and its leader,

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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