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  • Calling the Chinese Bully’s Bluff0

    DELHI – The more power China has accumulated, the more it has attempted to achieve its foreign-policy objectives with bluff, bluster, and bullying. But, as its Himalayan border standoff with India’s military continues, the limits of this approach are becoming increasingly apparent. The current standoff began in mid-June, when Bhutan, a close ally of India,

  • Social Entrepreneur on Why Data Can Help Bridge Political Chasm in Bangladesh0

    August 9, 2017 By Davey Kim It is now apparent that the age of social media has transformed public consciousness of important events. Most recently, “fake news” and other streams of misinformation spread via social media have been blamed for exacerbating a highly polarized political climate in the United States, and further impeding productive civic

  • Doklam Stand-Off Means the Current Process of Settling the China Border Has Run Its Course0

    By Manoj Joshi on 07/08/2017 The time has come for India and China to explore new institutional mechanisms for resolving their boundary dispute. The parallel processes of negotiating China’s border with India and Bhutan seems to have reached a logical end. Credit: Reuters/PTI Just how the Doklam crisis plays out is still a matter of speculation. Nearly two

  • Maldives: Urgent need to revisit Constitution again?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 8 August 2017 With the course of politics reaching a point-of-no-return, and the near-decade-long experience with the ‘pro-democracy’ Constitution of 2008 not ensuring cure for the nation’s ‘autocracy’ ills, there may be an urgent need for reviewing the same without further loss of time. How it should be gone about could become yet-another-point

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