• Implications of the Political Imbroglio in Sri Lanka0

      Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra    26 November 2018 Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirsena by sacking prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 this year has not only precipitated the country into a political crisis, but this is also likely to lead to an economic disarray. Ousted finance minister Mangala Samaraweera not only reminded of

  • Nuclear energy; Saudi Arabia’s coming Washington battle0

      By James M. Dorsey   26 November 2018 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. When Saudi General Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz went shopping in the late 1980s for Chinese medium-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear, chemical or biological warheads he made no bones about keeping

  • China reaching deeper and deeper into Nepal0

    A planned Himalayan railway connecting China to Nepal will give the landlocked latter nation a vital new trade route but also stir security concerns in neighboring India By Bertil Lintner New Delhi, November 26, 2018 Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli (R) reviews a military honor guard with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • Unforgettable Zia, As I Knew Him

    By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke to Ferozepur to Delhi to Kolkata to Agartala and

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