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  • Trump’s global retreat is an illusion0

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    • February 4, 2018

    January 31, 2018 Bilahari Kausikan The US maintains global role, while China struggles to project power U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in Washington on Jan. 30. © Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump is often portrayed as retreating from global leadership and paving the way for China’s unstoppable rise

  • India’s secret war 0

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    • February 4, 2018

    Kulbhushan Jadhav, a file photograph. Photo:PTI Feb 3, 2018 The implications of the questions raised by the Kulbhushan Jadhav case go far beyond Jadhav’s fate. It is time India reflects seriously on its expanding programme of covert action and its long-term consequences. By PRAVEEN SWAMI FOR six hours, the hired car had driven through a

  • Asia’s Energy Revolution Could Kill Trump’s Coal-Powered Dreams0

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    • February 3, 2018

    By Nithin Coca Why you should care A key campaign promise may soon be on the ropes. For one of President Donald Trump’s best-known campaign promises — to revive the American coal industry — to succeed, the U.S. is counting on major energy-guzzling economies to purchase the fossil fuel. There’s increasing evidence now suggesting that

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  • Why Is China Buying Up Europe’s Ports?0

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    • February 2, 2018

    State-owned port operators are the aggressive leading edge of Beijing’s massive Belt and Road project. By Keith Johnson | February 2, 2018 The Greek port of Piraeus on Jan. 31, 2015. (Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images) China’s trillion-dollar signature foreign-policy project, the Belt and Road Initiative, is often lampooned as just a fuzzy concept with little to

  • Afghan president slams Pakistan for allegedly harbouring Taliban0

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    • February 2, 2018

    AFP | AP   February 02, 2018 The Afghan president slammed Pakistan on Friday, blaming it for a wave of massive deadly attacks that have ravaged his nation recently and accusing Islamabad of harbouring the Taliban. The government is under growing public pressure to improve security in the Afghan capital after three major attacks in the past two weeks demonstrated

  • Afghanistan says it has ‘undeniable’ proof Kabul attacks were planned in Pakistan0

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    • February 2, 2018

    2.2.2018 AFP | AP | Dawn.com | Naveed SiddiquiUpdated February 01, 2018 Afghanistan has handed “undeniable” evidence to Pakistan that it claims shows a recent spate of deadly attacks were planned on Pakistani soil, Afghan officials said on Thursday, amid growing public anger over their impotence to protect civilians. Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, the head of

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  • Bangladesh: Will this country become Pakistan or Kashmir?

      1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense

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