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  • Reining in the rogue state Rohingyas: Bangladesh and the international community0

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    • October 17, 2020

    The Daily Star October 18, 2020 Rohingya refugees hold up placards during a visit by a UN Security Council team to Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh on 29 April, 2018. Photo: Sam Jahan/Afp C R Abrar It was a blatant charade of epic proportion. On September 29, the minister of the Office of the State

  • China’s Man in Washington0

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    • October 17, 2020

    Move Over, Hunter Biden. Meet Eric Branstad, the China Ambassador’s Son Who Got Rich in Trump’s Swamp. Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept, Iowa City Press-Citizen via Imagn Content Services, LLC Mara Hvistendahl, Lee FangOctober 15 2020 The Intercept In April 2018, the Trump administration banned Chinese telecom equipment giant ZTE from buying American-made parts, threatening

  • Setting the standards for electing Indian Americans to the US Congress0

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    • October 17, 2020

    by Dr Mike Ghouse — October 17, 2020 Why should we support or pull down the Indian Americans running for US Congress or Senate? The answer is simple, almost all Indian Americans have families back in our motherland, and we must support and elect candidates who subscribe to American values. You and I came to

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  • India: Rule of Law in Crisis of Trust0

    by Manoj Kumar     15 October 2020 In the past few months, there have been instances where public institutions’ performance and objectivity were debated in media, even more, disturbing was the multiplicity of electronic media channels where hyperactive news anchors were telecasting different versions of the same events which have confused the innocent viewers. This

  • The Red Tsar on the fate of India, Pakistan — and Kashmir0

    DateSeptember 30, 2020     By B. Z. Khasru Just three weeks before Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin died, India’s ambassador to Moscow, K. P. S. Menon, received a much sought-after invitation to meet him at the Kremlin. The reclusive communist leader rarely granted such an interview. During the previous five years, he had bestowed this honor

  • Book review: COVID-19 Global Pandemic And Aspects of Human Security in South Asia0

    Amazon Hardcover ₹ 620.00 – August 2020New Delhi: Pentagon Press LLP, 2020, 184 pp. ISBN 978-93-90095-08-7 Delwar Hossain (Author), Shariful Islam (Author) Sariful Islam The novel coronavirus, which is popularly known as COVID-19, has brought unprecedented changes in every aspect of human life. The world has been witnessing drastic changes in the economy to education to a personal relationship. What

  • The Long Littoral Project: Bay of Bengal0

    12 October 2020 Nilanthi Samaranayake Published 2012 58 Pages This report addresses the major security issues associated with the Bay of Bengal. In this 838,600 square mile area, security threats to numerous countries, including the United States, range from disputes over exclusive economic zones to terrorism, piracy, poaching, overfishing, and trafficking of humans, arms, and

  • Have Tamils lost interest in Prabhakaran?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy  12 October 2020 It is anybody’s guess why Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, the war victor of an army commander, has waited till now to declare that LTTE supremo Prabhakaran’s baby-faced second son Balachandran was as much a part of the terror group as the rest of the family. Even more surprisingly, no

  • Macron’s Mission to “Liberate” Islam: A Long Continuing French Colonial Enterprise?0

    by Muhammad Mahmood — October 12, 2020 The Friday Sermon On Friday, October 2, 2020, the Muslim Jumma (Friday Congregation) prayer day,  French President Emmanuel Macron said this in a speech in the Western Paris suburb of Les Mureaux that “Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world today, we are not just

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  • Sheikh Matlub Ali: An Odia Icon of Hindu Muslim Unity

      by Bhabani Shankar Nayak     11 October 2020 Amidst the names of politicians crowded the columns of power corridors in history but in contemporary political and cultural firmaments of India, nobody can match Sheikh Matlub Ali of Odisha. He was born on the 16th of December 1942 in a village called Dharoshyam Sundarpur, Sukleswar

  • Bangladesh – Family succession: After Sheikh Hasina

    The Awami League is a family business — who in the family will succeed Sheikh Hasina? David Bergman October 8, 2020 Sheikh Hasina (L) with her sister Sheikh Rehana (R). Photo: Paul Davey/Alamy Live News At 73, Sheikh Hasina may have many years still to go as the leader of the Awami League, a position she

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