• Why Unsustainable Chinese Infrastructure Deals Are a Two-Way Street0

    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Matt Ferchen,  Anarkalee Perera 23 July 2019 Source: Getty Summary:  The narrative that China is engaging in problematic debt trap diplomacy has taken off. But for Sri Lanka and most of China’s other Belt and Road Initiative partners, it is important to understand the history and politics of

  • An Aborted University and Squandered Opportunity in Sri Lanka0

    Viewpoint by Dr. Ameer Ali 25 July 2019 IDN A modern Muslim university is an absolute need of our time, and it will be a sound first step to reform even the madrasas eventually, writes Dr. Ameer Ali, a lecturer in economics at the School of Business and Governance, Murdoch University, Western Australia. The aborted university project

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  • Iran at the Edge of a Cliff as the Bomb Question Hangs Fire0

    Trump Scrapped Security Council Endorsed Nuclear Deal Viewpoint by Jonathan Power 25 July 2019 IDN LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – There’s never been a full-scale war between two nuclear-armed states. If Iran one day did cross the nuclear threshold the same deterrence will apply. No one rational would want to provoke their own incineration. Columbia university

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  • Violence complicates Pakistan PM’s tightrope walk as he visits Iran and China0

    By James M. Dorsey 21 April 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts and Tumblr Two attacks in as many weeks in Pakistan’s troubled province of Balochistan shatter hopes that the country has gained the upper hand in efforts to reduce political violence. The

  • Bangladesh paying a price for hosting refugees0

    The loss of forests and the ecological damage caused by almost one million refugees has taken a toll ByBertil Lintner, Chiang Mai    22 April 2019 Bangladesh is paying a heavy price for hosting hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. According to an article on the Bangladesh Chronicle’s website on April 20, the

  • Afghanistan Trade Policy Achievements and Issues0

    April 21, 2019 Shokrullah Amiri Introduction In this opinion piece, it has been tried to present an argument about trade policy development in Afghanistan. Initially, providing a brief background, then summarising key policy achievements and Challenges in the post and pre Afghanistan WTO membership, arguing how WTO membership has worked out, existing institutional challenges to

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  • India and China must deepen their relations to sustain the vision of the Asian Century

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order

  • Abrar Fahad killing: Bangladesh student was beaten for four hours

    9 October 2019 BBC Bangladesh student protests A Bangladeshi undergraduate student killed in his dormitory on Sunday days after criticising the government online was beaten for several hours before he died, witnesses told the BBC. Fellow students say Abrar Fahad was taken from his room around 20:00 (14:00 GMT) and beaten at least four hours.

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