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  • India: Another Accord In Mizoram0

    April 10, 2018 SATP   By Giriraj Bhattacharjee* The Mizoram Government and the H. Zosangbera faction of the Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D-Zosangbera) on April 2, 2018, after six rounds of talks, signed a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) at the State Guest House in Aizawl. The MoS was signed by Chief Secretary Arvind Ray on behalf

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s last chance to save herself0

    Changing president and speaker are a start but she must do more with the economy and for minorities to hang onto power Newly sworn in Myanmar President Win Myint (C), State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and First Lady Cho Cho pose for a picture after an oath taking ceremony in the parliament in Naypyidaw

  • In Srinagar Hospital, Bandaged Eyes Bring Back Bad Memories of 20160

    Scores of pellet gun victims from the recent Shopian encounter are proof that despite what the state government claims, the indiscriminate weapon continues to be used in Kashmir. Mehraj Udin Wani, who was previously injured by a pellet gun. Credit: Shome Basu/The Wire Majid Maqbool    9/4/2018 Srinagar: On April 2, ward number 8 of the

  • The Nautical Dimension of India’s “Act East” Policy0

    Abhijit Singh IDSS / Conflict and Stability / Country and Region Studies / International Politics and Security / Maritime Security / Policy Reports / South Asia 09 April 2018 Introduction Over the past two decades, India’s Look East Policy (LEP) has served as New Delhi’s principal foreign policy instrument in the Asia Pacific region. Originally

  • Behind the Upsurge in Militancy in Kashmir’s Shopian0

    According to police records, 58 young boys were drawn into militancy in Shopian in the last 18 months. Of them, 21 were killed last year. Security personnel patrol a deserted street during restrictions imposed after clashes which erupted following the killing of 11 militants and one civilian in Shopian encounters, in Srinagar on Sunday. Credit:

  • Why the Commonwealth Games still matter0

    Fireworks go off at the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Nicole W. Forrester, Ryerson University There was a buzz of excitement in the air for athletes, coaches and volunteers — and for me — when the 2018 Commonwealth Games started with spectacular opening ceremonies in

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  • Remembering Syria: Iran struggles with potentially explosive environmental crisis0

      By James M. Dorsey     8.4.2018 Iranian leaders are struggling, three months after anti-government protests swept the Islamic republic, to ensure that environmental issues that helped sparked a popular uprising in Syria in 2011 leading to a brutal civil war don’t threaten the clergy’s grip on power. Like Syria, Iran has been confronting a

  • Neutralizing The Messengers Of India0

    By Nava Thakuria    April 8, 2018 India continues to be a dangerous place for working journalists as the largest democracy in the globe has lost three journalists in mysterious accidents within the first three months of the year. Even the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres came out with a strong condemnation against the journo-killings

  • NEPAL JOINING OBOR WILL BE HISTORICAL MISTAKE1

      by N.S. Venkataraman  6/4/2018 Prime Minister of Nepal Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has rejected the concern expressed by several well-wishers of Nepal that Nepal joining One Belt One Road initiative (OBOR) could lead to a death trap. He has lightly dismissed such view stating that Nepal wants to be seen as a land-linked and

  • Could Centre have avoided TN’s contempt plea in Cauvery case?0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 2 April 2018 A possible, easier and less-complicated way for the Centre would have been to approach the SC with the same queries much earlier, before a ground-swell of popular sentiments and consequent political tensions had built up in Tamil Nadu, says N Sathiya Moorthy. By slating Tamil Nadu’s contempt plea against the Centre

  • SHIA-SUNNI CONFLICT IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR: A BEACON OF HOPE2

    Sect formation is not peculiar to the religion of Islam; however, the sectarian violence demonstrated all along in the Muslim world is a new phenomenon. What is happening between Shia and Sunni in a different nation of the world is less a result of theological dispute than the politics of the time in which Saudi

  • Book Review; The Raisina Model; Indian Democracy at 700

    Indian democracy at 70 by Meghnand Desai by Zaboor Ahmad    April 5, 2018 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking on 7th February 2018 in Indian Parliament made the following claim about India’s democracy. “India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. Please look at our rich history.

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    AUW 10th Anniversary Symposium Schedule

    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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