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  • China-India rivalry warms up in South Asia0

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    • November 14, 2018

     by Ashis Biswas For all the bilateral co-operation and warmth within the BRICS and other institutions, the intense China versus India rivalry remains as competitive as ever in South Asia. Being the stronger and more developed country, China generally takes the initiative in the race for regional supremacy and sets the pace. Its latest move, an

  • Modi and Abe: judgement waits on India-Japan ties0

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    • November 14, 2018

    THURSDAY 15 NOV 2018 Forging a close and trustworthy relationship (Photo: Kyodo News via Getty) BY    Purnendra Jain   9 November 2018 India and Japan have forged a special strategic and global partnership over the years, and Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe have developed a personal and special relationship, propelling the relationship between the

  • The MEK and the Bankrupt U.S. Policy on Iran0

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    • November 14, 2018

        November 13, 2018 by Paul R. Pillar The MEK and the Bankrupt U.S. Policy on Iran The fact that a group as dubious as the Mujahedin-e Khalq figures so prominently in the Trump administration’s policy on Iran demonstrates the bankruptcy of that policy. Among the many indicators of misdirection in the Trump administration’s policy

  • Riding the tiger: The December election will decide whether Bangladesh can protect its socio-economic advance, democratically0

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    • November 14, 2018

    Riding the tiger Kanak Mani Dixit November 12, 2018  Bangladesh Flag Ballot Box. 3D Rendering.   | Photo Credit: klenger/Getty Images/iStockphoto The December election will decide whether Bangladesh can protect its socio-economic advance, democratically From the outside, Bangladesh appears a country where democratic stability has ushered economic progress and shed the ‘basket case’ tag carried

  • Myanmar: End of days for Suu Kyi’s iconography0

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    • November 14, 2018

    Amnesty International’s withdrawal of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ prize underlines the fact she was never really a rights champion after all By David Scott Mathieson Yangon, November 14, 2018 An activist holds a poster of then pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally calling for peace and democracy in

  • Rajapakse loses no confidence motion in Sri Lanka0

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    • November 14, 2018

    Sri Lankan MPs attend a meeting with parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya at the Parliament Building in Colombo. Photo: AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi Ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe managed to fight on as opposition parties came together to defeat Rajapakse’s government by a voice vote By Kris Thomas Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 14, 2018 The crisis in Sri

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