• Religious nationalism in India self-annihilation: bishops0

    • Blog
    • February 15, 2018

    Indian bishops say authentic nationalism respects the human dignity of all citizens, not the exclusion of some Indian bishops attending a session of their Feb. 2-9 biennial plenary in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. Their final statement warned that promoting nationalism based on religion would lead India on a path of self-destruction. (Photo by

  • Rohingya welcome plans to include UN in repatriation0

    • Blog
    • February 15, 2018

    Bangladesh signs deal letting refugee agency oversee the return of thousands of displaced people to Myanmar Rohingya refugees soak in the rain near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Piyas Biswas) Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka, and John Zaw, Mandalay Asia February 14, 2018 Rohingya refugees

  • Still no justice for murdered Bangladeshi journalists0

    Priest joins chorus of anger 6 years after brutal killings as conspiracy theorists claim govt cover-up Bangladeshi police have come under fire for their failure to catch the killers of journalists Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi, who were murdered in Dhaka six years ago. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) Stephan Uttom and Rock Rozario, Dhaka


  • China’s overshadowing profile in the East! 0

    by  Sudhanshu Tripathi      28/1/2018 Undoubtedly China has successfully established several grand examples of unparalleled growth and progress surpassing all countries in South Asia as well as the whole world. Its fast-progressing economy, state of the art achievements in the field of science and technology and achieving a problematic target of child-birth control have

  • Kazakhstan – Chairman of the UN Security Council0

    by Nasrullah Brohi   27/1/2018 The UN Security Council is waiting for an interesting time. At least, such a conclusion can be drawn from the stated working agenda for the next month. In January 2018, the UN Security Council was headed by one of its non-permanent members, the Republic of Kazakhstan. This young, ambitious country has

  • Unrest in Iran will continue until religious rule ends0

    Haidar Khezri, Indiana University The two-week protest movement that rocked cities across Iran earlier this year has largely subsided, but the fallout from the government’s harsh response has just begun. More than 3,700 people were arrested and 23 were killed in sometimes violent nationwide marches that started on Dec. 28, 2017, in response to an

  • Development challenges Bangladesh faces0

    Implementation of the Development challenges Bangladesh faces: Challenges and way forward Shamsul Alam | January 25, 2018 Development of Bangladesh is about defying various odds ranging from frequent devastating disasters to managing the highly dense population and emerging as a development puzzle. Social achievement in Bangladesh has superseded the economic one. Recognition from the international

  • Avoiding Nuclear Crises In Asia0

    January 24, 2018 RSIS Confrontations between nuclear-armed states in Northeast and South Asia conform to a historical pattern of brinkmanship mixed with caution. But with risks still serious, a more effective response is required. By Rajesh Basrur The spectre of nuclear war, once thought to be receding with the end of the Cold War, is

  • US Strategy In Afghanistan Requires Diplomacy And Military Power0

      January 24, 2018 YaleGlobal Online To ensure a stable Afghanistan, convincing the Taliban to negotiate, the United States must cooperate with China and Pakistan. By Ehsan M. Ahrari* President Donald Trump desperately needs to win the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But the Central Asian state of 35 million people continues to offer hard choices

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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