• Crisis Group: The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis0

    Crisis Group   Report 296 / Asia 16 May 2018 The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees from brutal military operations in Myanmar are stuck in Bangladesh, with returns to Myanmar unlikely soon and Bangladeshi goodwill being tested. In Myanmar, international partners must be allowed access to northern

  • The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another0

    As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak. By Sophie Cousins*  May 15, 2018 Rohingya refugees in Balukhali camp on January 13, 2018 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images) KUTUPALONG-BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh — Lukia fled Myanmar with

  • India-China Relations in the Age of Xi Jinping0

    Amid global uncertainty, China’s Xi adopts a conciliatory approach with India’s Modi – a timeout for the two rivals Shyam Saran Tuesday, May 15, 2018 From Doklam to Wuhan: Indian Premier Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet for informal summit at Wuhan eight months after the border standoff at Doklam in 2017 NEW

  • Kashmir seeks conflict ceasefire0

    Clashes have marred daily life in the Indian Muslim-majority region Indian security personnel react during a gunbattle between security forces and suspected rebels in Srinagar on May 5. (Photo by Habib Naqash/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Sirnagar  India May 14, 2018 Jammu and Kashmir state has asked the Indian federal government to seek a ceasefire between

  • Bangladeshi rappers wield rhymes as a weapon, with Tupac as their guide0

    Rapper Skibkhan in the video for ‘Shob Chup,’ which condemns the culture of silence around poverty and inequality in Bangladesh. YouTube Mubashar Hasan, University of Oslo Bangladesh, which became independent from Pakistan in 1971, is a young country. Only 7 percent of the 160 million people in this South Asian country – which is home

  • Diplomat involved in Islamabad accident leaves Pakistan, confirms US embassy0

      ISLAMABAD: Military Attache Col Joseph Emanuel Hall left for the United States on Monday evening, the US Embassy confirmed. On April 7, Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall ran a red light and rammed into a motorcycle killing a Pakistani civilian. He was let go by police officials in Islamabad after the accident as the law


  • Indian Ocean politics and Pakistan’s economic interests0

    The Indian Ocean is among the world’s largest oceans. It comprises nearly one‐fifth of the entire oceans of the world. In the west of Indian Ocean there lies Africa and Arabian Peninsula while the central Indian Ocean touches its boundaries with India’s coastal waters while on its west there stands huge range of Himalayan Mountains.

  • Optical Missile Tracking Systems and Minimum Credible Deterrence0

    By: Ahyousha Khan      12/4/2018 There was a time in human history when nuclear technology was the “it” technology; no one could imagine anything beyond it. The destruction and wrath it brought were not only terrifying but mesmerizing. It was fascinating for ordinary people, leaders, scientists and states that the smallest particle of matter

  • Employment Deprivation and Anti Quota Protest in Bangladesh0

    The last few days newspaper reports have surfaced the vicious and brutal faces of Bangladesh government screwed up with hate, thrashing and smashing students protesting against the present quota system. It has caused a stir and chaos in every corner of Bangladesh, which pressurized the Prime Minister to intervene into the issue. But don’t expect

  • State of the Contemporary World-Order and Pakistan Foreign Policy0

    The contemporary world order is in a painful transition from unipolarity to multipolarity. It is facing an unprecedented degree of dislocation in the contemporary situation since its inception after WWII. The foreign policy-discourse at international level is observing two-predominant patterns in response to this abnormal-situation (dislocation), which can best be subsumed in an agreement with

  • The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Politics of Middle Eastern Soccer0

    By James M. Dorsey     12/4/2018   Edited remarks at The Beautiful Game? Identity, Resentment, and Discrimination in Football and Fan Cultures conference, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin, 12-13 April 2018 The virtually continuous role of soccer as a key player in the history and development of the Middle East and North Africa dating

  • Will ‘minorities’ now back Ranil for presidency, too?0

      N Sathiya Moorthy The Island, Colombo 10 April 2018  Between them, the LG polls of February and the no-trust vote of April have set the mood and mode for the presidential polls of 2020, which is not unlikely to be held by end-2019. The question is if the ‘minorities’ whose multiple political parties and their

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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