• After criticizing vote, US charts careful course on Bangladesh0

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    • February 12, 2019

    SAM Report, February 12, 2019 Bangladesh faced widespread international criticism over the conduct of recent elections, but the United States looks set for business as usual as it sees strong common interests with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As the eighth most populous nation in the world, with a moderate Muslim population that largely welcomes cooperation with

  • China’s disappointing aid offer dashes Pakistan’s hope of debt rescue0

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    • February 12, 2019

    Loans Beijing promised fell short of what Islamabad needs to build up reservesADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer February 11, 2019 18:24 JST Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Beijing in November to request financial help.   © Reuters QUETTA, Pakistan — Disappointment is spreading in Pakistan over an unexpectedly small amount of financial help from China,

  • Intervention: Same Old, Same Old?0

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    • February 12, 2019

    Shutterstock by Gordon Adams    12 February 2019 Not only is the Trump administration not normal, its foreign policy reveals an administration in turmoil with several foreign policies being pursued at the same time. No wonder the world is confused about what American policy is. Policy-making in this administration is clearly a jump ball. This is especially clear when


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  • ‘I Still Believe the Left Can be the Alternative’: Soumitra Chatterjee

    I am surprised that the man who was in power in Gujarat during the horrific riots of 2002 is now the man on the throne of India. Perhaps people can’t see a powerful alternative. Or they are unable to understand the toxic nature of this politics. Soumitra Chatterjee 19 Nov 2020 Soumitra Chatterjee. | Image

  • Banana Republicanism   by William Milam   November 13, 2020 Well, the election is over—or at least the vote is almost completely counted, and there is no mystery about who came out on top. Today’s count shows that Joe Biden got 5 million more votes than Donald Trump and now has 290 electoral college votes, which is 20

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