• Macron rejects calls to halt Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi’s murder0

    • Blog
    • October 26, 2018

    AFP Updated October 27, 2018  French President Emmanuel Macron attends a joint news conference with Slovakia’s Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini at the Bratislava Castle in Bratislava Slovakia, Oct. 26, 2018. —AFP French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off pressure to halt lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying such calls were

  • Free trade to Uygurs, Anwar’s visit has a message for China0

    • Blog
    • October 24, 2018

    by  Yusmadi Yusoff    24 October, 2018, Malaysia’s prime-minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim is on an official trip to China The tenor of his visit carries a simple yet profound message – one of inclusivity Yusmadi Yusoff In May this year, Malaysia opened a new chapter in its history books when voters chose change and elected the Pakatan Harapan coalition

  • Trump: Killing Of Saudi Journalist ‘One Of Worst Cover-Ups’ In History0

    • Blog
    • October 23, 2018

    October 23, 2018  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks on October 23 about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. U.S. President Donald Trump has said the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul was “one of the worst cover-ups” in history. “They had a very bad


  • Pakistan-Iran relations: India factor0 by Venita Christopher      8 August 2018 Pakistan and Iran’s relationship has been evolving. The relationship between the two states deteriorated after the Iranian revolution, the ties improved when the two countries signed the Free Trade Agreement in 1999. Today, both states have come together to bring stability in Afghanistan and to overcome

  • India’s Probable Move toward Space Weaponization0

    Credit: India Defence update By: Ahyousha Khan      8 August 2018 The term Space Weaponization tends to raise the alarm as it implies deployment of weapons in the outer space or on heavenly bodies like Sun and Moon or sending weaponry from earth to the outer space to destroy satellite capabilities of other states.

  • Bangladesh: “You cant tame a nation through fear”- Shahidul Alam0

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 A few hours before the celebrated photographer Shahidul Alam was forcibly picked up from his Dhaka home by 25 plain clothes dressed Detective Branch officers, he gave a live skype interview to Al Jazeera about the ongoing student protests over road safety. A case has been filed against him under section 57 of

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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