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  • Is Bangladesh a one-party state?0

    Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the PM of Bangladesh, discusses the state of the country’s democracy. 01 Mar 2019 Al Jazeera Editor’s note: This interview was recorded before the February 28, 2019 announcement by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque that Bangladesh “would no longer be in a position to accommodate more people from Myanmar”. In this episode

  • Misinformation Flies After Kashmir Air Battles0

    Pakistan Misinformation Flies After Kashmir Air Battles Pictures and words tell very different stories of the recent conflict above Kashmir. March 01, 2019 By Amos Chapple Photo: Asif Shahzad (Reuters) Pictures and words tell very different stories of the recent conflict above Kashmir. On February 26, Indian jets launched a bombing raid on what it

  • India’s Arunachal drops permanent resident issue0

    Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu in a meeting with top officials from the state government. Photo: Twitter/@PemaKhanduBJP Demonstrators turned violent and burnt the residence of the Deputy Chief Minister By Suraj Gogoi 28 February 2019 On February 25, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Teachers’ Association, RGU Employees Association and RGU Research Scholars’ Forum held a peace

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  • Is South Asia the New Middle East?0

    Sep 27, 2017 Dominique Moisi The plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar highlights a broader trend toward political fragmentation and violence in the region. If a geostrategic catastrophe is to be avoided, the unholy alliance of religion and nationalism must be broken. PARIS – The Middle East is often viewed as a region

  • Mr. Xi Jinping, Take AGood Look At This Photo0

    by M Adil Khan — September 27, 2017 I urge you, Mr. Xi Jinping, President of Peoples’ Republic of China to take a good look at this photo. Do you see what I see? I see the agony. I see sadness. I also see numerous questions in the eyes of these Rohingya kids that are

  • Mishandling the Rohingya Crisis May Open New Frontier for Terrorism0

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar where they lack citizenship rights, and they head for Bangladesh. Myanmar, a country of 55 million, is more than 85 percent Buddhist; Bangladesh, with more than 160 million people and predominantly Muslim, reports a lower GDP per capita than Myanmar. The Myanmar military

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  • Year-end review: Emerging Challenges for South Asia

      by Rajesh Kumar Sinha       3 January 2020 The year 2020 has just ended. The year has been extremely calamitous for the whole world. Especially, the pandemic Corona Virus has created such an unfortunate state where economies, infrastructure, loss of lakhs of lives, job losses, and uncertainty has gripped the whole of humanity.

  • Book review: The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan, by Owen Bennett-Jones

      The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan, by Owen Bennett-Jones, Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 27 October 2020, Hardcover,  320 pages, $28, ISBN: 97880300246674. By Arnold Zeitlin Owen Bennett-Jones’s account of a Bhutto dynasty reminded me that I enjoyed a rare, near-quixotic relationship with Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto during my time, September 1969 to April 1972, as

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