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  • A Sustainable Solution with the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy0

    With India signing the Paris Agreement and the Government unveiling an ambitious plan to generate 100 Giga Watts (GW) of electricity from solar energy, India has developed a comprehensive renewable energy policy and a climate action plan to follow through. With the new policy and plan in play, wind energy has taken the back seat

  • Pakistani court orders release of alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks0

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    • November 23, 2017

    Ruling on Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10m US bounty on his head, is likely to worsen Pakistani relations with Washington  Hafiz Saeed waves to supporters as he leaves court in Lahore. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images Sune Engel Rasmussen Wednesday 22 November 2017 10.59 ESTLast modified on Wednesday 22 November 2017 11.24 EST A Pakistani court has ordered the

  • Tillerson: Myanmar Guilty of “Ethnic Cleansing”0

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    • November 23, 2017

    November 22, 2017 | K. M. Michelle Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Myanmar is guilty of “ethnic cleansing” in its crackdown on minority Muslim Rohingya, driving more than half a million refugees to neighboring Bangladesh. Although previously restrained in his description

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  • World’s strangest border between India-Bangla  is a result of a chess game?

    World’s strangest border between India-Bangla is a result of a chess game?0

    Parliament on Wednesday passed the historic Constitution (119th Amendment) bill, which will put in effect a four- decade-old agreement between India and Bangladesh to redraw their shared border. Some people have claimed  that the bill will resolve a border dispute between the two countries. This is not so. Unlike its relations with China or Pakistan,

  • Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections unable to resolve Political Deadlock

    Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections unable to resolve Political Deadlock0

    Confrontational politics is not new in Bangladesh. But it seems to have intensified in the last few months, especially after the unofficial main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), decided to launch protests on the first anniversary of the 2014 parliamentary elections in order to force the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League government to step down.

  • India’s Influence in Asia

    India’s Influence in Asia0

    China’s gradual political, economic and military rise continues to be a primary focus among many decision making bodies throughout Asia and beyond, but often lost in the discussion is India, its strategic objectives, and its political influence in Asia and the world. As India continues to gain its footing on the global stage, it continues

  • Should Pakistan be granted an NSG Exemption?

    Should Pakistan be granted an NSG Exemption?0

    For some time now Pakistan has been arguing for an exemption from the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). At the Hague Nuclear Security Summit in 2014, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appealed to the international support to have access to civilian nuclear technology. Pakistan contends that it must be accorded similar rights to engage in

  • Chinese and Indian Investment in South and Central Asia is Good for Washington

    Chinese and Indian Investment in South and Central Asia is Good for Washington0

    The United States is increasingly on the outside looking in as China — and India — invest across South and Central Asia. And that’s a good thing for Washington. On April 20, Chinese President Xi Jinping received a hero’s welcome in Islamabad. It’s easy to understand why. He was in town to announce a bonanza

  • Pascal’s wager in real time

    Pascal’s wager in real time0

    The gamble in the Middle East and the gamble in Bangladesh Readers will understand that I am exercising heroic self-restraint by limiting my remarks on the recently-completed Nuclear Framework Agreement to two paragraphs. It is, to quote London’s Financial Times (FT) a “singular” achievement, and in my view another possible inflection point in the modern

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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