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  • Trump Orders Hasty Afghanistan, Iraq Drawdowns to Beat Biden Inauguration0

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    • November 17, 2020

    American soldiers wait on the tarmac in Logar province, Afghanistan. The U.S. is pausing movement of troops into Afghanistan and quarantining 1,500 new arrivals to country due to virus. AP PHOTO/RAHMAT GUL, FILE THREATS Trump Orders Hasty Afghanistan, Iraq Drawdowns to Beat Biden Inauguration Majority Leader McConnell leads chorus of bipartisan, shocked opposition to the 11th

  • Asia forms world’s biggest trade bloc, a China-backed group excluding US0

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    • November 15, 2020

    Prothom Alo   15 November 2020 Reuters Hanoi, Vietnam Vietnam’s industry and trade minister Tran Tuan Anh (C) signs as Vietnam’s prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) witnesses during the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement during the 37th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam 15 November, 2020Reuters Fifteen Asia-Pacific economies formed the

  • Are the Islamists in Bangladesh going to replace the BNP as the main opposition?0

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    • November 14, 2020

    Anti-France protests: Islamist muscle flexing Kamal Ahmed     November 12, 2020 Islamists protest in Dhaka, calling for the boycott of French products. Photo: Netra News In recent weeks Bangladesh was back in the international headlines due to large demonstrations organised by a number of Islamist groups protesting the French President Emmanuel Macron’s stance on the

  • What Bangladesh can teach Donald Trump0

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    • November 13, 2020

    Netra News Nov 13 · 2020 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina flashes a victory sign after casting her vote in the election on December 30, 2018. Hasina’s sister Rehana (middle) and daughter Saima (left) accompany her (SK Hasan Ali / Alamy Stock Photo) It was bound to happen. In the tumult of the United States election crisis

  • Bihar elections: Tejashwi Yadav the new star on India’s political horizon as Congress decline continues0

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    • November 13, 2020

    Because of the Congress’s failure to get its act together, the entire opposition in India appears to be in a moribund condition while the BJP has cleverly combined its pitch for vikas or development with an occasional dose of communal animosity to propel itself forward, writes Amulya Ganguli for South Asia Monitor   By Amulya

  • Basmati battle: Pakistan fights Indian bid for EU recognition of rice0

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    • November 12, 2020

    The Guardian Delhi seeks geographical indication status for its basmati rice, angering Islamabad India’s exports of basmati rice have been shrinking while Pakistan’s have been growing. Photograph: vm2002/Getty Images/iStockphoto Daniel Boffey in Brussels Thu 29 Oct 2020 A new ingredient has been added to the boiling pot that is the relationship between India and Pakistan: basmati rice.

Commentary

  • SURVEILLANCE AND SITUATIONAL AWARENESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SOUTH ASIA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS0

    by Sher Bano    17 November 2020 In the current nuclear age, improvements in surveillance and situational awareness technologies have revolutionized the emerging scenarios of conflicts. The advances in remote sensing systems and the adoption of unmanned automated systems have made the early warning systems more relevant. In a way, it has increased the visibility

  • India and Neighbors 0

    by Anisur Rahman*   17 November 2020 A country´s overall relations with its neighbors indicate her image in the regional and international scene. It depicts its diplomatic portrait. India is not an exception. And India´s relevance comes here because of her present geopolitical involvements. It is not only a regional power, rather it aspires to be

  • Hindutva Hindrance to Economic Growth and Development in India0

      by Bhabani Shankar Nayak    17 November 2020 The perils of the Indian economy are products of directionless economic policies of the Modi government. It is led by ignorant leadership and arrogance of Hindutva politics based on exclusionary ideology, which is inspired by European Nazism and fascism. There is a method of madness in

  • Modern Technologies and Future Warfare: Drawing Lessons from Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict0

    by Aneeqa Safdar     16 November 2020 As diplomatic and political efforts for three decades failed to resolve the tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, the two former Soviet republics apparently once again settled their political row in Nagorno-Karabakh through ‘other means’. Nagorno-Karabakh is an internationally recognized territory of Azerbaijan

  • India-Bihar Elections: Implications for National Politics0

    by Rajesh Kumar Sinha     14 November 2020 The recently concluded Bihar assembly elections have come out with interesting results and important implications for national politics. Contrary to all predictions and exit poll results, the JD(U)-BJP combine is all set to continue ruling the state. And some of the analysts as well as political parties

  • Banana Republicanism0

    whitehouse.gov   by William Milam   November 13, 2020 Well, the election is over—or at least the vote is almost completely counted, and there is no mystery about who came out on top. Today’s count shows that Joe Biden got 5 million more votes than Donald Trump and now has 290 electoral college votes, which is 20

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  • ‘I Still Believe the Left Can be the Alternative’: Soumitra Chatterjee

    I am surprised that the man who was in power in Gujarat during the horrific riots of 2002 is now the man on the throne of India. Perhaps people can’t see a powerful alternative. Or they are unable to understand the toxic nature of this politics. Soumitra Chatterjee 19 Nov 2020 Soumitra Chatterjee. | Image

  • Banana Republicanism

    whitehouse.gov   by William Milam   November 13, 2020 Well, the election is over—or at least the vote is almost completely counted, and there is no mystery about who came out on top. Today’s count shows that Joe Biden got 5 million more votes than Donald Trump and now has 290 electoral college votes, which is 20

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