• Rohingya refugees in India face deportation threat0

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    • February 20, 2018

    Pro-Hindu party claims persecuted minority is aiding the Islamic militants in conflict-torn Jammu and Kashmir A Rohingya refugee carries her son outside their shanty house in the Gandhi Nagar area of Jammu, India. Pro-Hindu groups often accuse Rohingya Muslims of supporting Islamic militants from Pakistan. (Photo by Umer Asif/ Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India February 19, 2018 India’s pro-Hindu party

  • Hindu attacks on Christians double in India0

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    • February 20, 2018

    Victims of persecution are often accused of serious crimes such as sedition and insulting religions, according to new report Christians feel increasingly unsafe in India amid a rise in Hindu nationalism that often leads to physical attacks. (Photo by Igor Ovsyannkov/ Saji Thomas, Bhopal   India February 20, 2018 Hindu attacks on Christians in India have

  • With ‘One Nation, One Election’, the Bugle for a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Has Been Publicly Sounded0

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    • February 20, 2018

    By Amitabha Pande on 19/02/2018 In a federal democracy, the administrative convenience of the Union or the Election Commission cannot dictate the political processes of a state. Women standing in queue to cast their vote during assembly elections in Coimbatore. Credit: PTI/File India must probably be the only democracy where elected representatives treat the holding


  • How regional rivalries threaten to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran0

    By James M. Dorsey       28/1/2018   Turkish allegations of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) threaten to turn Turkey’s military offensive against Syrian Kurds aligned with the PKK into a regional imbroglio. The threat is magnified by Iranian assertions that low intensity warfare is heating up in

  • China’s overshadowing profile in the East! 0

    by  Sudhanshu Tripathi      28/1/2018 Undoubtedly China has successfully established several grand examples of unparalleled growth and progress surpassing all countries in South Asia as well as the whole world. Its fast-progressing economy, state of the art achievements in the field of science and technology and achieving a problematic target of child-birth control have

  • Kazakhstan – Chairman of the UN Security Council0

    by Nasrullah Brohi   27/1/2018 The UN Security Council is waiting for an interesting time. At least, such a conclusion can be drawn from the stated working agenda for the next month. In January 2018, the UN Security Council was headed by one of its non-permanent members, the Republic of Kazakhstan. This young, ambitious country has

  • Unrest in Iran will continue until religious rule ends0

    Haidar Khezri, Indiana University The two-week protest movement that rocked cities across Iran earlier this year has largely subsided, but the fallout from the government’s harsh response has just begun. More than 3,700 people were arrested and 23 were killed in sometimes violent nationwide marches that started on Dec. 28, 2017, in response to an

  • Development challenges Bangladesh faces0

    Implementation of the Development challenges Bangladesh faces: Challenges and way forward Shamsul Alam | January 25, 2018 Development of Bangladesh is about defying various odds ranging from frequent devastating disasters to managing the highly dense population and emerging as a development puzzle. Social achievement in Bangladesh has superseded the economic one. Recognition from the international

  • Avoiding Nuclear Crises In Asia0

    January 24, 2018 RSIS Confrontations between nuclear-armed states in Northeast and South Asia conform to a historical pattern of brinkmanship mixed with caution. But with risks still serious, a more effective response is required. By Rajesh Basrur The spectre of nuclear war, once thought to be receding with the end of the Cold War, is

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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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