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  • Election Commission; Nepal, Bangladesh and a Reality Check in South Asia

    Election Commission; Nepal, Bangladesh and a Reality Check in South Asia0

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    • February 12, 2017

    Election Commission; Nepal, Bangladesh and a Reality Check in South Asia (Excerpted from his work in Bengali) M Sakhawat Hossain Lately, I have been working on a research project on Electoral Administration, Election Commission and the appropriate support that needs to be accorded to the Commission. It requires an extensive study. So I started with

  • Bangladesh’s Submarines from China: Implications for Bay of Bengal Security

    Bangladesh’s Submarines from China: Implications for Bay of Bengal Security0

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    • February 12, 2017

    Bangladesh’s Submarines from China: Implications for Bay of Bengal Security Nilanthi Samaranayake Synopsis Bangladesh’s acquisition of two submarines from China should not be narrowly viewed through the prism of India-China geopolitics. Rather, it should be understood in a wider context as a milestone by a modernising naval power in the Bay of Bengal. Commentary THE

  • DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY

    DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY0

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    • February 11, 2017

    Palace of Westminster, London DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY Government of the people, by the people and for the people (No. 1 of series to be published in the future) F R Chowdhury We all know democracy means “government of the people, by the people and for the people” as stated by Abraham Lincoln. But there

  • Trump pressured to confront Pakistan on support for militants

    Trump pressured to confront Pakistan on support for militants0

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    • February 10, 2017

    Trump pressured to confront Pakistan on support for militants By James M. Dorsey Pressure on the Trump administration is mounting to adopt a tougher position towards Pakistani support of militants in Afghanistan as well as Pakistan itself. The pressure comes from a chorus of voices that include the US military, members of Congress from both

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  • Afghanistan’s new approach towards Pakistan

    Afghanistan’s new approach towards Pakistan0

    Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, in his 13 year’s Presidency made 20 trips to Pakistan hoping Pakistan would help stabilize Afghanistan. Karzai knew Pakistan ISI’s non-state network backwards because he lived in Pakistan in early 1980s, operating with anti-Soviet Mujahedeen. As President, he even once said if US attacked Pakistan, Afghanistan will side with

  • Minorities in Indian polity

    Minorities in Indian polity0

    The UN Declaration on Minorities, 1992 brings out the need for special attention to the ‘national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities’. The Constitution of India, 1950 does not define ‘minorities’ or mention whom it considers minorities but provides in Part III that the cultural and religious rights of ‘minorities’ must be protected. The National

  • Witness to history

    Witness to history0

    A visit to Dhaka can be an overwhelming experience — not just because of the traffic, pollution, congestion or humidity, but also due to its history. As a Pakistani, I felt remorse, guilt and shame every time I walked into the corridors of Dhaka University. The names of the students, intellectuals and teachers, who died

  • Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle

    Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle0

    After years of considering Saudi Arabia as a major ally and economic benefactor, Pakistan may be on the verge of losing its erstwhile patron to archrival India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh last week for an official visit full of diplomatic significance. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz conferred the Kingdom’s highest civilian award,

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