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  • Restraining Persia 0

    By TransConflict    July 23, 2018 There can be no new Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iran is too much of an enigma. We do now know exactly what we are dealing with, to get involved. Instead Iran must be kept at bay. Sanctions must be maintained, to starve the government of funds to deploy

  • India’s top court steps in to check mob violence0

    Dramatic rise in the number of lynchings sparks call for authorities to create new law and mete out stiff punishments This photo taken on July 1 shows Indian women whose relatives were murdered in a lynching incident being led away from the crime scene area by villagers in Dhule district, some 330 kilometers from Mumbai.

  • South Asia Strategy Working In Afghanistan, Centcom Commander Says0

    Centcom; President Donald Trump and Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command   July 20, 2018 DoD News   By Terri Moon Cronk While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters Thursday.

  • Bangladesh Police File First Charges in 2016 Café Attack0

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka’ 2018-07-23 Men pray for victims on the second anniversary of a terrorist attack that targeted the Holey Artisan Bakery, at the location in Dhaka where the overnight siege and massacre took place, July 1, 2018. BenarNews More than two years after machete-wielding militants massacred hostages at an upscale café in Dhaka, police filed

  • Baluchistan—Another Kurdistan?0

    JOHN GEE     23 July 2018 2018 AUGUST-SEPTEMBER Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August/September 2018, pp. 27, 53 Islam and the Near East in the Far East By John Gee  THE STATUS OF KURDS in Syria, Iraq and Turkey has often impinged on Western consciousness in recent decades. Kurds sought self-determination and an end to discriminatory practices

  • As Cricket Match Fixing Rears Its Head Again, ICC Claims to Have Upped Its Game0

    The International Cricket Council has conducted a record 18 investigations and The Wire has learned that a bulk of them centred around bookies from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and UAE. Credit: Reuters/David Gray Jasvinder Sidhu 19/Jul/2018 New Delhi: With the international cricketing world still smarting from recent media exposes that once again highlighted the well-established

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  • Bangladesh: The manuscript of a forbidden history

    Bangladesh government’s Year of Mujib begins this Friday (January 10th). The authorities will do all they can to stop the publication of history critical of the country’s independence leader. Pinaki Bhattacharya January 9, 2020 In 2013, I read the book India after Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha. By then I had written a book, Sonali Banglar Rupali Kotha, on the

  • Telling good lies: Digital rhetoric and rumor in Bangladesh

    by Sayeed Al-Zaman 15 February 2020 How to convince people? Thousands of ways might be there but with a single instrument, that is language. Pursuing others using speech was thought be an art in the Classical Greece: they named it “rhetoric”. Yet, some thinkers like Plato, who was discontented with rhetoric and designated it as

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