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  • How India is using identity documents to marginalise the weak and poor0

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    • September 6, 2018

    Vasudha Chhotray, University of East Anglia Citizenship controversies have made repeated headlines in countries across the world in 2018. From the Windrush scandal affecting Commonwealth citizens in Britain, to the “Dreamers who were brought to the US by their parents as children, these scandals are inevitably tied up with the movement of people across borders,

  • Aung San Suu Kyi drops the ball on rule of law0

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    • September 5, 2018

      Jailing reporters is the symptom; Myanmar’s legal system is the illness and its democracy can’t survive without a systematic fix This combo shows Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo (left) and Wa Lone being escorted by police after being sentenced to seven years in jail in Yangon on Sept. 3. They were convicted of breaching

  • Line-up of reaction and militarism at McCain memorial0

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    • September 5, 2018

    By Patrick Martin 3 September 2018 Saturday’s memorial service for Senator John McCain, held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and broadcast on a half dozen television and cable networks, was an officially sanctioned tribute to militarism and war. Honoring the arch-warmonger McCain, a fervent supporter of US aggression from Vietnam to Syria and

  • Cardinal Bo slams Myanmar military for brutality in Kachin State0

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    • September 5, 2018

      He describes sufferings of Kachin Christians, likens goal of peace to situation on Korean Peninsula at forum in Seoul Cardinal Charles Maung Bo celebrates Mass to culminate the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu City, Philippines in this file image taken on Jan. 31, 2016. (Photo by AFP) John Zaw, Mandalay Myanmar September 5, 2018

  • WHY A 4,500-YEAR-OLD SKULL IS KEY TO THE POLITICS OF INDIA’S HINDU-MUSLIM DIVIDE0

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    • September 5, 2018

    The Indus Valley. Archaeological and historical theories surrounding an ancient civilisation in the Indus valley have been hijacked by political agendas BY VIR SANGHVI 4 SEP 2018 An archaeologist looks at the remains of a chariot belonging to the Indus Valley civilisation at an excavation site in Baghpat. Photo: AFP It is a measure of the

  • UN report documents genocide against Rohingya: What now?0

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    • September 5, 2018

      Max Pensky, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Nadia Rubaii, Binghamton University, State University of New York The United Nations has released a searing report that details Myanmar’s state violence against an ethnic and religious minority in that country known as the Rohingya. The report demands that top leadership in Myanmar’s powerful

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  • CLASH OF IDEOLOGY & SPREAD OF GLOBAL INFLUENCE: HOW THINGS CHANGED0

    May 8, 2018   Leadership Transformation: The Top 10 Most Influential Leaders Of All Time CLASH OF IDEOLOGY & SPREAD OF GLOBAL INFLUENCE: HOW THINGS CHANGED F R Chowdhury Karl Marx, the philosopher of the socialist economy, was born in Trier, a small town in Germany. His philosophy was that everything belongs to the state

  • WHAT AILS INDIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?1

    N.S. Venkataraman      11/5/2018 In several conferences and seminars, one usually hears about the rapid strides made by Indian chemical industry in multiple directions and boastful talk about a breakthrough in research and development efforts and Indian entrepreneurial initiatives. However, a careful study of the ground realities would readily highlight the fact that while there

  • Malaysia: Victory to democracy, finally!0

    M A Hossain      11/5/2018 Corruption plagued Najib Razak must have been counting hours for his stepping into prison, facing numerous charges. Most possibly, he will have to remain in jail for many years – if not until the end of his life. In proverb it is said- money can buy everything. Possibly true!

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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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