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  • Sri Lankan constitution: The strategy of doublespeak0

     By Ana Pararajasingham    It is hard to refute the assertion that the conflict in Sri Lanka between the Sinhala-dominated state and the Tamil people is directly attributable to the unitary constitution under which the island was granted its independence by Britain in 1948. Unitary constitutions crafted on the principle of “one person, one vote”

  • President Erdogan’s visit to Iran and emerging Turkey-Iran relations!0

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    • October 30, 2017

    – Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 30/10/2017 Even as it is losing intentional prestige and credibility as a real mediator for peace anywhere in the world, USA is committed to shielding terrorist Israel by misusing its veto from any international punishment at the UN. As the Turkish diplomatic profile taking a final shape in recent times,

  • Why India Lacks a Great Power Status1

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    • October 30, 2017

    It is evident that to become a regional hegemon; one has to believe in an expansionist policy that means expanding across one’s territory and building the most powerful state in one’s region. Also, the state also has to check the power of the other states in its region for dominance. No doubt, India practices the

  • Self-Determination Means Different Things in Quebec, Catalonia and Punjab0

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    • October 29, 2017

    By Kanwar Sandhu on 28/10/2017 While the UN Charter provides for the right of self-determination of peoples, not all cases are the same. Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh’s statement on the subject has opened a Pandora’s box. Canadian leader Jagmeet Singh. Credit: Reuters/Mark Blinch Earlier this week, the Canadian leader Jagmeet Singh opened a Pandora’s box

  • How Israel is helping Myanmar army against Rohingya1

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    • October 29, 2017

    Shailaja Neelakantan | NEW DELHI: Israel has refused to stop supplying arms to the Myanmar army, which human rights groups say is involved in the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims+ , saying, “the matter is clearly diplomatic”, reported online news portal Middle East Eye (MEE). Not just that, Israeli arms companies like TAR Ideal Concepts

  • TIBETANS SHOULD BELIEVE THAT INDEPENDENCE POSSIBLE0

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    • October 28, 2017

        Some of the recent observations and comments made in social media by the number of Tibetans living as refugees or citizens in other countries give an impression that some of them may be losing confidence that independence of Tibet would happen in their lifetime. Some of them seem to think that such hope

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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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