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  • Best of The Interpreter 2018: Khashoggi, Skripal, deaths & duels0

    THURSDAY 10 JAN 2019 | SYDNEY by The Interpreter@lowyinstitute A worrying recent trend of violence outside of war zones, some of it state-sanctioned, has captured the attention of governments and, increasingly, the public. The Interpreter covered some of the best-known instances, and some sadly overlooked ones.  On 4 March, former Russian intelligence operative Sergei Skripal and

  • Myanmar: a country reluctant to help the world understand itself0

    THURSDAY 10 JAN 2019 Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s government is bound to the military (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Some have called Myanmar a struggling beauty. Without a doubt, the country is beautiful, home to a number of unique heritage sites. Yet it is also a country that claims it has been widely misunderstood. The basis to

  • Muslim clerics denounce radicalism in Pakistan0

    Declaration by 500 Muslim clerics also recognizes multi-ethnic and multi-religious character of the country Islamist activists beat an effigy representing Asia Bibi — a Pakistani Catholic woman released after spending eight years on death row for blasphemy — in Karachi on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP) Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore Pakistan January 8, 2019

  • No alternatives to resettlement for Rohingya in Rakhine0

    Internally displaced not allowed to return to their original homes and they still lack basic rights A file image of Rohingya children and elders gather at the Thet Kel Pyin camp in Maynamr’s Rakhine State during the Eid al-Adha celebrations on Aug. 22, 2018. (Photo by Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP) John Zaw, Mandalay Myanmar January 9,

  • India: Narrow Assamese identity thrives amid shameful citizenship process0

    Indian Muslims rally in Kolkata against the Assam government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to demand the immediate withdrawal of the National Register of Citizens on July 31, 2018. Photo: Debajyoti Chakraborty / NurPhoto / AFP By Suraj Gogoi January 9, 2019 If one rewinds their memory to a few years back, a very

  • Pakistan’s new Chinese-built frigate is no game changer0

    Experts say Islamabad’s new vessel will not alter the balance of power and India has far superior naval power By Emanuele Scimia January 9, 2019 A Chinese Navy Type 054A frigate enters the port of Havana on November 10, 2015. Work on Pakistan’s first Chinese frigate has now started. Photo: AFP/Yamil Lage The first of

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    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

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