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  • Chinese engineer’s disappearance takes on geopolitical significance0

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    • January 19, 2018

    By James M. Dorsey Thirty-six-year-old Chinese engineer Pingzhi Liu went missing almost a month ago. It took Pakistani authorities three weeks to classify Mr. Liu’s disappearance as a likely kidnapping <https://www.dawn.com/news/1381873>  that could have significant political and economic consequences. Identifying the mysterious disappearance as a kidnapping is not only embarrassing because Mr. Liu was one

  • Rohingya refugee leaders ‘issue demands’ before repatriation0

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    • January 19, 2018

     PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 January, 2018 Reuters Why the world won’t call the Rohingya crisis ‘genocide’ 19 Jan 2018 Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week

  • Bangladesh: Impunity Endures for Rights Violations0

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    • January 18, 2018

    Human Rights Watch Credit for Hosting Rohingya, But Need to Better Protect Refugee Rights A Rohingya refugee stands next to a pond in the early morning at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh December 26, 2017.  © 2017 Marko Djurica/Reuters (New York, January 18, 2018) – Bangladesh authorities failed to respond to repeated and serious

  • A Non-Ally Relationship with Pakistan0

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    • January 18, 2018

    Calling a Spade a Spade A Non-Ally Relationship with Pakistan by Husain Haqqani   12/1/18 President Trump’s eruptions against Pakistan acknowledge a longstanding historical reality: for all practical purposes, Pakistan and the United States are not allies. The language of President Trump’s New Year’s Day tweet about Pakistan was undeniably, and undiplomatically, harsh: “The United States has

  • VOA Interview: US Ambassador Haley on Koreas, Palestinians, Rohingya0

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    • January 18, 2018

    The Voice of America (VOA); January 17, 2018  Interview with Greta Van Susteren Watch the full interview https://www.voanews.com/a/van-susteren-nikki-haley-korea-palestinians-rohingya/4212372.html https://www.voanews.com/a/4212591.html NEW YORK — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke with VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday in New York. Haley discussed several topics, including North and South Korea: “…We are not comfortable with

  • New trouble for India: China occupies North Doklam, with armoured vehicles & 7 helipads0

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    • January 18, 2018

    Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd)  17 January, 2018 Vinayak Bhat/ThePrint New visuals show PLA deployment is close to last year’s face-off point and hasn’t thinned down as Indian Army chief Gen. Rawat claimed last week. New Delhi: Almost five months after India and China agreed to end their tense military face-off in the Himalayan region of

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    From Survival to Sustainable Development: Overcoming Challenges for Achieving a Just World. Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh To be held at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong By all accounts, the earth’s people have never had it better—we live longer and healthier and more productive lives than any time

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