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  • India’s Insufferable Outlook on CPEC: A Critical Appraisal0

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    • January 31, 2018

    By Asia Maqsood    31/1/2018 India’s constant opposition towards CPEC would not be affecting this Project at all. Simultaneously, this project is not prohibiting India to be the part of CPEC being an inclusive project. This is purely a development project and has no excuse to restrain the development in the disputed areas as India

  • KASHMIR IMBROGLIO0

    BY: JAVEED BIN NABI   31/1/2018 Decades passed the constant Kashmir conflict continues to simmer. The current political alienation and the development of new perceptions among the masses is an apt evident of the failure of PDP-BJP policies in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. And on the other hand, the political arrogance of Narendra Modi

  • Bangladesh: Uproar over Bangladesh’s new cybersecurity law0

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    • January 31, 2018

    Reworked version of 2013 law seen as a way to stifle dissent and limit freedom of expression Bangladeshi activists in Dhaka protest the harassment of online activists and journalists in this 2015 file picture. (Photo by Stephan Uttom/ucanews.com) Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh, January 31, 2018 Bangladeshi rights activists, media workers and

  • CPEC As A Regional Economic Hub 0

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    • January 31, 2018

    By Sadia Kazmi  31/1/2018 Pakistan, owing to its geographical location is in an ideal position to serve as a corridor to Central, South, East and West Asia. Not only does it provide easy trade links to these regions but has the potential to provide a convenient transit route too. This is one of the major

  • The Taliban and ISIS are still powerful forces in Afghanistan0

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    • January 30, 2018

    BY MICHAEL KUGELMAN — 01/26/18    Two recent attacks in Afghanistan — the Taliban’s siege of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on Jan. 20 and ISIS’s attack on a Save the Children office in Jalalabad on Jan. 24 — underscore the deep threat posed by the two main terrorist organizations operating in Afghanistan. The Taliban and ISIS are highly active,

  • Pakistan: Lingering Troubles In Sindh0

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    • January 30, 2018

      ReliefWeb  January 30, 2018 By SATP By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty* On January 16, 2018, three fidayeen (suicide attackers) carried out an attack targeting the convoy of Rao Anwar, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Malir Town, in the Malir Cantonment area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. One of the attackers blew himself

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  • Conflict and Women: A Study of Kashmir Valley0

    Abstract: Through the twentieth century there has been a significant growth in the frequency of armed conflicts across the globe. These conflicts have not only led to widespread death but extensive displacement, fear, and economic devastation. Kashmir which is known as “Paradise on earth” has now become the “synonymous with death, destruction, and genocide.” The

  • Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem: Letting a genie out of the bottle0

    By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In taking his decision, Mr. Trump was implementing long standing US policy dating back to the administrations of

  • Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure0

    By James M. Dorsey Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining power. Not because of the fate of the country’s longest ruling autocrat, Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled in 2011 by a popular revolt. But because Mr. Al-Sisi’s iron fist has

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    From Survival to Sustainable Development: Overcoming Challenges for Achieving a Just World. Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh To be held at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong By all accounts, the earth’s people have never had it better—we live longer and healthier and more productive lives than any time

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