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  • Why “One Man, One Vote” Doesn’t Work0

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    • January 24, 2020

    01/23/2020 Ryan McMaken  The US Senate is increasingly targeted by left-wing think tanks and legislators for the fact it is based on “voter inequality.” According to critics, the Senate ensures small states are “overrepresented,”and the body favors voters in smaller and more sparsely populated states. In contrast, reformers hold up the concept of “one man,

  • ICJ ruling shows Rohingya crisis rights and wrongs0

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    • January 24, 2020

    Landmark initial ruling against Myanmar also raises doubts about UN impartiality and credibility By Bertil Lintner, Chiang Mai 24 January 2020 Given the persistent global publicity and intense lobbying on behalf of persecuted Rohingya refugees, a provisional decision handed down on January 23 against Myanmar by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague

  • After 70 years I realized that I can not stay in India as a Muslim: Naseeruddin Shah0

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    • January 23, 2020

    January 21, 2020 newsbox.pk 69-year-old Bollywood legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah has expressed disappointment over the current situation in India, saying that after 70 years he has started to realize that he cannot stay in India as a ‘Muslim’. The award-winning actor, for the first time, broke the silence over the controversial citizenship law created by the Indian

  • Beijing-backed Pakistan port opens as hub for Afghanistan trade0

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    • January 23, 2020

    Gwadar challenges Indian interests in region, but China’s ROI remains unclear Nikkei Asian Review ADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer January 23, 2020 KARACHI — Gwadar port in southern Pakistan recently began handling cargo bound for Afghanistan. While undoubtedly a positive development for the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, experts say the economic sustainability of the Chinese-managed

  • India loses 10 places on world Democracy Index 2019, ranks 51 globally0

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    • January 23, 2020

    Two developments find specific mention in the Democracy Index – the abrogation of Article 370 and the NRC By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi 22 January 2020 India, the largest democracy in the world, fell 10 places on the Democracy Index 2019 to a global rank of 51. We now rank behind countries such as

  • Sino-Russian Ties Imperil Strategic Arms Control0

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    • January 23, 2020

    The last treaty limiting Russian-US nuclear weapons, New START, expires in February. The Trump administration would prefer a comprehensive agreement including more strategic weapons and countries, especially China, explains Richard Weitz, senior fellow and director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation support his

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  • CPEC Is Not Dead0

    by Haroon M. Waraich 21 October 2019 During recent months several critics of CPEC, both within and outside Pakistan, have come to claim that the corridor is dead and that Pakistan has realized that it was a raw deal for it and therefore, now, wants to extricate itself from the initiative. These critics base their

  • Lending supports to Baloch movement0

    by Nava Thakuria 18 November 2019 As India has addressed the decades-long Kashmir problems, the focus has been shifted to Balochistan along with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit. Slowly but steadily, the support waves to Baloch people for their mission to make Balochistan a sovereign nation, are incasing. From the political class to civil

  • Sri Lanka: Who lost the most, Sajith or the TNA?1

    N Sathiya Moorthy 17 November 2019 While it is celebrations time for Team Gota and retrospection time for Camp Sajith, it may well be introspection time for the minority communities and their polity that backed the latter – only to lament their decisions within. The list of course includes Muslim and Upcountry Tamil parties in

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