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  • ‘A cure far worse than the disease’: Sri Lanka’s new draft counter terrorism law0

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    • October 20, 2016

    Over the weekend, a draft framework copy of the ‘Counter Terrorism Act’ (CTA) – the legislation intended to replace the draconian ‘Prevention of Terrorism Act’ (PTA) – was leaked to the press. The contents of the text, available here, are deeply disturbing. As it currently stands, the PTA enables arbitrary arrest and long periods of

  • INDIA’S FOSSIL FUEL POLICY CONTRADICTS ITS CLIMATE POLICY

    INDIA’S FOSSIL FUEL POLICY CONTRADICTS ITS CLIMATE POLICY0

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    • October 19, 2016

    India’s promises to COP 21 INDC report submitted by India to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change during the Paris Climate Conference contained the following promises Emission reduction – To reduce the emissions intensity of India’s GDP by 33 to 35% by 2030 from 2005 level. Renewable energy – To achieve about 40 percent

  • Indo-Pak Mystery

    Indo-Pak Mystery0

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    • October 19, 2016

    Like every passing day, it’s been a nasty year again, shaping Indo-Pak relations into a new diaphragm keeping in mind the current thrust between both states with beheadings, attacks, deaths and firings in daily violations. What is India-Pak relation about? It is not about trade, neither about normalization, but it is a course of hype

  • China, Russia And Pakistan: New Superpower Triangle

    China, Russia And Pakistan: New Superpower Triangle0

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    • October 19, 2016

    The world is approaching what is often referred to as Doomsday. In other words, the World War 3. China, Russia and Pakistan may have just formed an unofficial alliance to counter America’s global dominance. China, Russia, Pakistan and other authoritarian counties in Central Asia could join their forces to try and take away Washington’s dominance.

  • No Nuclear Threat in South Asia; only Dilemmas

    No Nuclear Threat in South Asia; only Dilemmas0

    Introduction At large, proliferation dynamics in South Asia are driven by a need to establish some measure of relative parity against their principal adversaries-India against China and Pakistan against India. Such competing security agendas ensure that nuclear modernization, through production of fissile material and development of more effective delivery systems will continue for the time

  • World Heritage Treasures under coal threats

    World Heritage Treasures under coal threats0

    The Sundarbans and the Great Barrier Reef While climate change threats to environment remain real and loom large , the Sundarbans in Bangladesh and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, , two of World’s greatest heritage treasures face the danger of extinction due to use (proposed) of coal to produce energy. Indeed, Southwest Bangladesh that

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • Unforgettable Zia, As I Knew Him

    By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke to Ferozepur to Delhi to Kolkata to Agartala and

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