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  • From Modi to Imran Khan, Trump’s visit to Delhi holds a victory for all sides0

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    • January 21, 2020

    New Delhi is chuffed over the positive reports from envoys who visited J&K. What the government needs now is a Modi-Trump hug to take care of anti-CAA protest images. Jyoti Malhotra 21 January, 2020 The Narendra Modi government has unveiled a number of initiatives over the last week, all pointing to the culmination of one big

  • Sri Lanka diplomatic pendulum swinging back?0

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    • January 20, 2020

    New interest in India, while China for years has been widening its footprint with transport projects By AT Contributor, Colombo Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbors after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, as China’s economic clout increases in the region. China, a long-time regional

  • Bangladeshi lawmakers want extrajudicial killings0

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    • January 20, 2020

    The demand by a few parliamentarians that the police be allowed to kill rapists without a trial has led to a furious debate By Faisal Mahmud, Dhaka 20 January 2020 Extra-judicial killing is not new in Bangladesh. What is new is a campaign by elected lawmakers in Parliament to legitimize killings by the police that

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  • The Game-changing Fallibility of BMD Systems – Lessons from the Middle East and South Asia0

    by Waqas Jan 14 October 2019 As the Middle East’s major powers recalculate their defence and foreign policies following last month’s missile strikes on Saudi oilfields, there have emerged some telling lessons with regard to the changing nature of modern warfare. While these lessons are perhaps painfully obvious to the likes of Saudi Arabia who

  • Decoding War and Oral Culture of Afghanistan0

    By Krishna Sharma* 14 October 2019 Had President Trump kept his original schedule to meet with the Taliban at Camp David early September and encouraged his hostile guests for the lasting peace process in Afghanistan, life of ordinary Afghans would have started changing for good by now, at the least with ceasefire in place. Sadly,

  • Landing in Riyadh: Geopolitics work in Putin’s favour0

    By James M. Dorsey 13 October 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spreaker, Pocket Casts, Tumblr, Patreon, Podbean and Castbox. When Russian President Vladimir Putin lands in Riyadh this week for the second time in 12 years, his call for endorsement of his proposal to replace

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  • Indian Navy benefits from Pentagon paranoia over China

    US government in a hurry to get new sub-hunting helicopters into the hands of the Indian Navy by Dave Makichuk May 20, 2020 To say the Pentagon is concerned about China’s military expansion would be an understatement — just ask the Indian Navy. According to a report by Paul McLeary for Breaking Defense, the US

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