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  • TREACHERY UNDERLYING INDO-US NUCLEAR DEAL0

    TREACHERY UNDERLYING INDO-US NUCLEAR DEAL By: Ali Raza In wake of the provisions of US – India Nuclear Deal, which was cleverly and cunningly negotiated by India, US approached the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), and successfully managed to obtain a nuclear waiver for India to conduct nuclear trade with other countries despite the fact that

  • LESSONS FROM PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT IN INDIA0

    LESSONS FROM PROTEST AGAINST GAS EXPLORATION PROJECT IN INDIA N.S. Venkatraman It appears that Government of India have agreed to the demand of state politicians, environmentalists and local people in Neduvasal (Tamil Nadu, India) and have decided not to pursue the Neduvasal hydrocarbon project. One is not sure as to whether the decision of the

  • The fire-fighting children of the Khasi Hills and the decline of traditional farming in north-east India0

    Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati On a wintry February evening, along a narrow road leading to a village nestled in the East Khasi Hills in India’s north-east, some children are playfully running around with branches of dry trees. Smoke hangs in the cold air. Around another winding turn on the road, a

  • Pakistani military engagement: Walking a fine line between Saudi Arabia and Iran0

    Pakistani military engagement: Walking a fine line between Saudi Arabia and Iran By James M. Dorsey Pakistan is emerging as an important military player in the Gulf as its struggles to balance complex relations with regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran and diverging approaches by different branches of its government. Pakistan’s military engagement with the

  • Why does Pakistan’s horror pulp fiction stereotype ‘the Hindu’ ?0

    Why does Pakistan’s horror pulp fiction stereotype ‘the Hindu’ ? Jürgen Schaflechner, University of Heidelberg A terrible war is going on in the ghost world. Two opposing sides — the Muslim spirits and the Hindu spirits — face each other in a horrific combat. Suddenly, a gigantic fire-spitting demon with three eyes and a snake

  • Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016

    Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 20160

    Bangladesh’s Enforced Disappearances 2016 An ‘Enforced Disappearance’ is defined in international law as an: “arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State…followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty…which place such a person outside the protection of the law.”In Bangladesh, disappearances result in three different

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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