• Protest in Iran: The murky geopolitics of soccer3

    Source: Ahwaz Monitor By James M. Dorsey Thousands of Iranian Arabs last week attended an AFC Champions League soccer match between Esteghlal Ahvaz FC and Qatar’s Lekhwiya SC dressed in traditional Arab garb in protest what an opposition news website dubbed were government efforts to suppress their identity. The English-language website, Ahwaz Monitor, said support

  • Thirteen-A Is Still A Good Start…0

    Sathiya Moorthy The Sunday Leader, Colombo, 19 March 2017 The fact remains, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, facilitated by the larger Indian neighbour, is a good document to begin with It would be a good idea to use 13-A as a base document for taking up fresh negotiations, within and outside Parliament, which is also

  • China: Belt And Road Initiative0

    Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Shamshad Akhtar. Photo Credit: ESCAP. By Shamshad Akhtar* March 20, 2017 China’s role in the global context has grown in terms of its output, trade and now its voice and leadership in sustainable and inclusive

  • India-Israel Defense Cooperation0

    By Maimuna Ashraf* March 20, 2017 Israel, followed by Russia and US, is India’s third largest defense supplier and the bilateral defense cooperation between two states is continuing to be strong. Both states are also celebrating the twenty-five years of establishment of their diplomatic relations this year, whereas at the end of last year the


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