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  • Protest over enforced disappearances in Pakistan0

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    • September 6, 2018

      Human rights group wants abductions by security agencies to be criminalized Protesters demand the recovery of missing persons at a rally at the Liberty roundabout in Lahore on Aug. 30. (Photo by Kamran Chaudhry/ucanews.com) Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore  Pakistan  September 3, 2018 University students joined an independent watchdog to protest against increasing enforced disappearances by Pakistan

  • Bangladesh Court Refuses to Hear Journalist’s Bail Request0

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    • September 6, 2018

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury  Dhaka 2018-09-04 Visitors to Drik, a Dhaka-based multimedia organization, art gallery and photo archive founded by award-winning photojournalist Shahidul Alam, react to one of his photographs, Sept. 4, 2018. Courtesy Drik A Bangladeshi High Court panel declined on Tuesday to hold a bail hearing for jailed photojournalist Shahidul Alam without explaining why,

  • The Rohingya are stuck0

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    • September 6, 2018

    by Nicholas Farrelly     5 September 2018 This is the second of a series of three articles on the Rohingya crisis, featuring Morten Pederson on the domestic drivers of conflict, and Andrew Selth on the potential danger from transnational terrorist networks. Most of the Rohingya who were forced from their homes in Myanmar last year now find themselves stuck, perhaps

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  • Public diplomacy of the United Kingdom & its practices in South Asian Countries.0

    Public diplomacy refers to the ability of a country to attract foreign states through image building rather than using old coercive and stiff methods to get the things done in one’s way forcefully. One may say that public diplomacy is a public face of traditional diplomacy. In this diplomacy, neither a relationship that a state

  • Analyzing CPEC Summit 20180

    by Qura tul ain Hafeez      18/5/2018 China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road initiative, prioritized by both the Governments of China and Pakistan to build a China-Pakistan community of shared destinies. The strategic partnership under the CPEC envisages some projects among which Energy Security, Infrastructural Development, Connectivity,

  • DANCE OF DEMOCRACY IN INDIA – CASE STUDY OF KARNATAKA ELECTION0

    by N. S. Venkataraman      18/5/2018 After a bitterly contested assembly election in Karnataka state in India in May 2018, the result was a hung assembly, with no individual party getting an absolute majority. Karnataka governor who has to invite a party to form the government in a situation when no party has reached

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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