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  • Conflict in the Middle East threatens Pakistan and lynchpin of China’s One Belt, One Road0

      By James M. Dorsey Increasingly caught up in the Middle East’s multiple conflicts, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran amid concern in Islamabad that potential US-Saudi efforts to destabilize the Islamic republic could turn its crucial province of Balochistan, a lynchpin in China’s One Belt, One Road initiative,

  • CPEC in the Impending OBOR Summit0

    The inaugural Belt and Road Summit was organized on May 18, 2016 under the theme of “Navigating a World of New Opportunities through Hong Kong” by the government of Hong Kong special Administrative Region, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and the People’s Bank

  • 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 destiny0

    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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