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  • India: Another Accord In Mizoram0

    April 10, 2018 SATP   By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* The Mizoram Government and the H. Zosangbera faction of the Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D-Zosangbera) on April 2, 2018, after six rounds of talks, signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) at the State Guest House in Aizawl. The MoS was signed by Chief Secretary Arvind Ray on behalf

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s last chance to save herself0

    Changing president and speaker are a start but she must do more with the economy and for minorities to hang onto power Newly sworn in Myanmar President Win Myint (C), State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and First Lady Cho Cho pose for a picture after an oath taking ceremony in the parliament in Naypyidaw

  • In Srinagar Hospital, Bandaged Eyes Bring Back Bad Memories of 20160

    Scores of pellet gun victims from the recent Shopian encounter are proof that despite what the state government claims, the indiscriminate weapon continues to be used in Kashmir. Mehraj Udin Wani, who was previously injured by a pellet gun. Credit: Shome Basu/The Wire Majid Maqbool    9/4/2018 Srinagar: On April 2, ward number 8 of the

  • The Nautical Dimension of India’s “Act East” Policy0

    Abhijit Singh IDSS / Conflict and Stability / Country and Region Studies / International Politics and Security / Maritime Security / Policy Reports / South Asia 09 April 2018 Introduction Over the past two decades, India’s Look East Policy (LEP) has served as New Delhi’s principal foreign policy instrument in the Asia Pacific region. Originally

  • Behind the Upsurge in Militancy in Kashmir’s Shopian0

    According to police records, 58 young boys were drawn into militancy in Shopian in the last 18 months. Of them, 21 were killed last year. Security personnel patrol a deserted street during restrictions imposed after clashes which erupted following the killing of 11 militants and one civilian in Shopian encounters, in Srinagar on Sunday. Credit:

  • Why the Commonwealth Games still matter0

    Fireworks go off at the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Nicole W. Forrester, Ryerson University There was a buzz of excitement in the air for athletes, coaches and volunteers — and for me — when the 2018 Commonwealth Games started with spectacular opening ceremonies in

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  • Saudi Prince Mohammed’s Religious Moderation Unlikely To Change Asian Realities0

     March 24, 2018 James M. Dorsey   Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may be seeking to revert his kingdom to an unspecified form of moderate Islam but erasing the impact of 40 years of global funding of ultra-conservative, intolerant strands of the faith is unlikely to be eradicated by decree. Not only because ultra-conservatism has taken root in

  • CAN CHINA AFFORD  TRADE WAR ?0

      by N.S. Venkataraman         24/3/2018   China’s growth and dominance It is well accepted all over the world that during the last one decade or so, the world economy has been primarily driven by the industrial and economic growth in China, which is more than any other individual country. China’s share of

  • Is Bangladesh an underdeveloped country?0

     by Obaidul Karim Khan, Consultant and freelance writer  March 18, 2018 Bangladesh has been on the list of Least Developed Countries (LDC) list since 1975 but last week, the country has been removed from the list. Bangladesh is expected to get a status as developing country by 2024. This means that Bangladesh officially is not an

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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