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  • China and India’s border dispute is a slow-moving environmental disaster0

    Development is peaking in the high country between India and China. Vinay Vaars/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Ruth Gamble, La Trobe University Chinese and Indian competition on their shared Himalayan border is more likely to create a slow-moving environmental catastrophe than a quick military or nuclear disaster. The Himalayan plateau plays a crucial role in Asia.

  • Controversial Sri Lankan Buddhist monk gets jail time0

    Leader of ‘Buddhist Power Force’ has been blamed for a rise in attacks against minority Muslims and Christians Buddhist monk Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera being escorted to a prison bus after his sentencing by Homagama Court on June 14. (Photo by S. Kumar/ucanews.com) Quintus Colombage, Colombo  Sri Lanka June 15, 2018 Controversial Sri Lankan Buddhist monk

  • India’s strategic vision amid disorder order: Urgent need to redress the voids0

    Modi in his address indicated that India seeks a robust engagement with all major powers – viz USA, China, Russia and Japan and added that the ASEAN bloc was the critical entity for India’s ‘Act East’ policy. The change in semantic to the Indo-Pacific is an acknowledgement of India’s own relevance in the extended maritime

  • Shujaat Bukhari, A Hero Martyred0

    English language journalism in India has produced many great editors, but few heroes, and no martyrs. Now it has produced both. Shujaat Bukhari. Credit: The Wire Prem Shankar Jha 16/JUN/2018 Death has shadowed Shujaat Bukhari’s family since the first days of the militancy in Kashmir. I first met him in 1992. He was then the correspondent

  • In Recording, Chilling Proof That Hasina’s War on Drugs Involves Extra-Judicial Killing0

    Phone call first captures single kill shot, then further shots as Bangladesh security forces discuss how to fake gun battle with dead man. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Credit: Reuters Tasneem Khalil SOUTH ASIA 16/JUN/2018 Before his death, Ekramul Haque had three brief phone conversations with his daughter. He made the first call from his

  • Myanmar’s violent road to ‘peace’0

    BY TEACIRCLEOXFORD,  JUNE 7, 2018  Angshuman Choudhury analyses the recent bouts of rebel-military violence in Myanmar and assesses their implications for the peace process ahead. On 21 May 2018, the Myanmar government announced that the third edition of the 21stCentury Panglong Conference (also known as the Union Peace Conference) will be held in mid-June instead of end of

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  • Saudi effort to isolate Iran internationally produces results0

    By James M. Dorsey    8/6/2018 Saudi efforts to isolate Iran internationally are producing results in North Africa and Central Asia. Authorities and religious leaders in Tajikistan and Algeria have in recent weeks accused Iran of subversive activity and propagating Shiism while Morocco last month announced that it was breaking off diplomatic relations with the

  • Citizenship Amendment Bill and the people of Assam0

    by Suhail Mohammed    7/6/2018 Most recently, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been the talk of every nook and corner of the state with people from all walks of life joining the bandwagon and raising voices against the ill-fated bill. The state has witnessed severe protest over the past few weeks and protesting slogans even

  • Afghanistan: The Heart of Silk Road in Asia 0

    Image Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani hosted the Silk Road Mayors Forum in Kabul. By M. Ashraf Haidari   Reviving and building connectivity across the Eurasian landmass based on the commercial networks of the ancient Silk Road underpins one of the key economic goals of the Asian continent. Asian nations will

  • The Dark Side of Indo-French Nuclear Cooperation1

    By: Ali Raza      5/6/2018 In 1945, United States used Nagasaki and Hiroshima, two major cities of Japan, as testing labs for nuclear weapons- leading WW-2 to an end. When world community witnessed disastrous consequences of nuclear weapon use in conventional warfare, it became the need of the hour to restrict other states from

  • Human Rights Violations in Kashmir: A Case Study of 20170

    by Rameez Raja Mir       5/6/2018 Introduction Kashmir is known as the paradise on earth. It Kashmir is known to be the crown of India’s secular democratic culture. Unfortunately, human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir are regular occurrence issues. The violations have badly impacted the livelihood of the people, their living environments, their

  • Strategic Challenges of Bangladesh’s Space Age0

    Abu Sufian Shamrat     4/6/2018 Bangladesh’s space age has begun with the successful launch of Bangabandhu-1 satellite by SpaceX into orbit on 11 May, providing Bangladesh the status of one of the 57 nations having own satellite. As the country is developing in terms of economic development, growth, GDP, women empowerment, human resource development, expanding

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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