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  • Bangladesh: Sajeeb Wazed Joy’s dictionary of new political terms0

    Thursday, June 7, 2018 Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the son of Bangladesh’s prime minister has recently published not one but two extraordinary articles which not only denies that the country’s law enforcement authorities are involved in enforced disappearances – the picking up, secretly detaining and often killing of men in Bangladesh – but also that the

  • America’s Exceptional Opportunity With India0

    by David C. Mulford Thursday, May 31, 2018 We are faced today with numerous global challenges, many extremely dangerous because they are set within the context of a changing world order. Evidence of evolution and uncertainty is all around us. After decades of leading and shaping the world which emerged from World War II, the US

  • Afghanistan: Digging Deeper 0

      June 7, 2018 Kathy Kelly Here in Kabul in early June, outside the home of several Afghan Peace Volunteers, a large drilling machine is parked on what was once a lovely garden. To this now muddy patch, workers will soon arrive for another noisy, dusty day of digging for water. The well dried up a

  • India’s Relations With It’s Smaller Neighbors 0

    June 7, 2018 SAAG By Col R Hariharan* Q: What are the misconceptions about India in South Asia, when it comes to security related issues as a threat to State Sovereignty? Why do these perceptions exist? And how can India move past these misperceptions? India’s cultural, religious, ethnic and linguistic soft power dominates the entire

  • Nepalese Labor Migration—A Status Report0

    June 6, 2018 By Nandita Baruah and Nischala Arjal Like so many citizens in countries facing shrinking economic opportunities at home, many Nepalis have sought employment abroad, and international labor migration has become an accepted avenue for economic growth, both for the individual and for the nation. Nepal’s political and socioeconomic systems are in a

  • Not Far From Disputed Ayodhya Site, Priests Hold Iftar for Muslims in Temple0

    Mahant Jugal Kishore Sharan Shastry, chief priest of the Saryu Kunj temple, said that they want to spread the message of peace from Ayodhya to the world. A view of Saryu Kunj temple, where the Iftar party was organised. Credit: Arshad Afzaal Khan Arshad Afzaal Khan 06/Jun/2018 Ayodhya: In an attempt towards what they called strengthening

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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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