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  • Takeaways from the 7th JCC Meeting on CPEC0

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    • December 16, 2017

    China and Pakistan have been working to promote the construction of the CPEC project through sustenance of Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC). According to the available information on the official websites of the CPEC, there are five working groups which include long-term planning, energy, transportation infrastructure, industrial cooperation and Gwadar Port. JCC deals with the overall

  • Of India’s Secularism and the Question of Minorities0

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    • December 16, 2017

    JAVID AHMAD AHANGER India officially became a secular nation in 1976 with the incorporation of word ‘secular’ in the preamble through 42nd Amendment of the Constitution. But what does secularism mean to India? Even the Supreme Court in one of its judgments said that secularism is a complex concept and very difficult to define. In

  • TIBETANS SHOULD NEVER RECONCILE THEMSELVES TO TIBET UNDER CHINA0

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    • December 16, 2017

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is much respected by the Tibetans and admirers of Tibetan culture and tradition all over the world, have repeatedly been saying in recent times that Tibet does not seek independence from China but wants to stay with China with autonomy status. One is not clear as to what he

  • Special report: The Breakup of Pakistan 1969-19710

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    • December 16, 2017

    DAWN.COM   It was Bhutto, again, who uttered words that led to one journalist coining the famed headline: ‘udhar tum, idhar hum’. The haunting tell-tale image on the top is symbolic of the plight of those who had survived the trauma of the 1971 war, which had led to the dismemberment of Pakistan and the

  • Release wrongfully arrested journalists immediately: Fortify Rights0

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    • December 16, 2017

    Thompson Chau 15 Dec 2017 Photo: EPA FORTIFY Rights, a Thai-based non-governmental organisation, has issued a press statement criticising the Myanmar government’s arrest of two Reuters journalists in “mounting crackdown on media”. This is the latest criticism from media organisations, human rights groups and the international community against the government’s detention of the two reporters

  • Progress and Peril in North Waziristan0

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    • December 16, 2017

    Michael Kugelman December 11, 2017 Last month, I had a rare opportunity to visit North Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal region blessed with rugged beauty, yet cursed with a long history of conflict. Long a haven for terrorists, both local and foreign, it’s been described as the most dangerous place on earth. My visit was eye-opening

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  • The US and Doklam: Look beyond rhetoric0

    Tanvi Madan Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Some have been wondering recently whether Washington’s commitment to its allies and partners in Asia has been steadfast and overt enough. And there have been calls for the Trump administration to reassure U.S. allies and partners in the region of its commitment through public statements. However, in one recent

  • Is South Asia the New Middle East?0

    Sep 27, 2017 Dominique Moisi The plight of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar highlights a broader trend toward political fragmentation and violence in the region. If a geostrategic catastrophe is to be avoided, the unholy alliance of religion and nationalism must be broken. PARIS – The Middle East is often viewed as a region

  • Mr. Xi Jinping, Take AGood Look At This Photo0

    by M Adil Khan — September 27, 2017 I urge you, Mr. Xi Jinping, President of Peoples’ Republic of China to take a good look at this photo. Do you see what I see? I see the agony. I see sadness. I also see numerous questions in the eyes of these Rohingya kids that are

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    From Survival to Sustainable Development: Overcoming Challenges for Achieving a Just World. Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh To be held at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong By all accounts, the earth’s people have never had it better—we live longer and healthier and more productive lives than any time

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