• The Nuclear Forum Shop (Nuclear Ban Treaty Challenges And Prospects)0

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    • September 30, 2017

    Nuclear war is inevitable says the pessimist; nuclear war is impossible says the optimist; nuclear war is inevitable unless we make it impossible (Sydney J Harris) The nuclear pessimist has introduced a new treaty in the “Forum shop” of nuclear disarmament In March 2017 the treaty was negotiated in United Nations on the Prohibition of

  • India Uneasy As China Makes Further Inroads In Nepal0

    By Kamal Dev Bhattarai When Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara on September 7 in Beijing, the Chinese premier underlined China’s three priorities in Nepal, i.e. connectivity, trade and investment. According to Xinhua news agency, the Chinese Premier also expressed his desire to cooperate in

  • Rohingyas, Belt and Road, Kaladan – the future of Rakhine’s economy0

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    • September 30, 2017

    Chan Mya Htwe 29 Sep 2017 Rohingya refugees queue to receive relief in front of makeshift tents in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, 20 September 2017. Photo: EPA Rohingyas, Belt and Road, Kaladan – the future of Rakhine’s economy THE economy in the resource-rich Rakhine State is throttled by the crisis as well as the accompanying international backlash,


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  • Indian-American Hindutva believers are ecstatic about India’s court decision on Babri Masjid

    By Bhargavi Kulkarni and Suman Guha Mozumder Nov 12, 2019 The Nov. 9 verdict of the Supreme Court that granted Hindus permission to build a Ram temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically-charged land disputes, has evoked a mixed reaction from Indian-Americans. The Hindu-American community and those supporting

  • India’s Narendra Modi has had a free pass from the west for too long

    Threats to minority rights and democratic norms are ignored to preserve a comforting illusion Gideon Rachman November 11 2019 The Financial Times The world’s democracies are desperate to believe in India. From Washington to Tokyo, and from Canberra to London, the country is viewed as an indispensable counterbalance to China. The two Asian giants are

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