• Farmers on India-Pakistan border fear for lives, crops0

    Farmers on India-Pakistan border fear for lives, crops- Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar , India 18 March 2019 Vijay Kumar gives a tour of his farm to show how close it is to the India-Pakistan border. He fears his crops may be destroyed and the lives of his family imperiled if the conflict between the nuclear-armed archrivals over the

  • Is This the Last Dalai Lama?0

    Charles McQuillan—Getty Images The Dalai Lama gives a public talk during a Children in Crossfire conference in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, September 10, 2017. Jessica Batke 15 March 2019 Jessica Batke is a ChinaFile Senior Editor. She is an expert on China’s domestic political and social affairs, and served as the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence

  • Maldives and India reiterate their “India-First” and “Neighborhood-First” policies0

    by EditorMarch 18, 2019 Male, March 18 ( The Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, reiterated his government’s “India-First Policy” in his meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj here on March 17 and the latter reiterated her government’s “Neighborhood First” policy. Shahid said that his government looks forward to working closely with the government of India

  • Kashmir’s YouTubers Put a Smile on the Face of an Injured Society0

    Two YouTube channels in the Valley are using subtle humour to try and distract people from the pains of conflict. Muhammad Younis 16 March 2019 Srinagar: Abdul Hameed, 45, was on his way home in Panzinara village in north Kashmir, when he was called aside for questioning at a security check-point. He doesn’t know Hindi,

  • Is Pakistan Finally Getting Serious About Cracking Down on Violent Extremists?0

    The Editors World Politics Review Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Pakistani authorities announced last week that they had arrested 44 people affiliated with violent extremist groups. Among those taken into custody, according to Pakistan’s interior minister, were two relatives of the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terrorist group that claimed responsibility for the attack in Kashmir last

  • ASEAN leaders stumble over humanitarian crises 0

    Catholics, Muslims and ethnic Chinese have borne the brunt of the bloc’s failure to act Luke Hunt, Hong Kong Asia March 14, 2019 Five great refugee floods have blighted Southeast Asia over the last half-century — sparked by conflicts in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, East Timor (also known as Timor Leste) and Myanmar — in


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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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