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Myanmar’s controversial port project gets government green light

  0 comments   |     by Larry Jagan on 15, August 2018

Myanmar has finally taken the bull by the horns and is serious about finalizing the Kyaukpyu port — the first stage in the Kyaukpyu SEZ project. The Myanmar government has been under increasing pressure from Beijing to sort out the details of the project, which has been seriously stalled for years. This project is key to China’s strategic push into the r

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor - Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders

  0 comments   |     by Imran Chowdhury on 11, August 2018

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is formed, this will be the second split of Bengal since 1905. Its political signific

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Trump’s Talk of Isolating Iran Speaks More to US Global Isolation

  0 comments   |     by Finian CUNNINGHAM on 10, August 2018

The Trump administration re-imposed tough sanctions on Iran this week, but the move risks further isolating Washington, not

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Complex equations PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 09, August 2018

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. PAKISTAN and China have enjoyed a close and trouble-free relationship for almost 60 years. Their respective strategic interests have been fully aligned. China helped Pakistan moderate the military threat from India. Pakistan helped China keep India at bay. However, pr

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Reviving Nepal’s independent foreign policy The long political transition

  0 comments   |     by Gaurab Shumsher Thapa on 08, August 2018

The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The achievement of economic prosperity has now been prioritized as the prime national agenda. Nepal’s role in inter

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Cracking the Afghan-Pak nut It is Nothing Short of a Challenge for Pakistan to Reconcile

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi Sheikh on 07, August 2018

It is nothing short of a challenge for Pakistan to reconcile its western neighbour, a neighbour Pakistan has almost ne

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Bhutanese dilemma: To be or not to be with India The Bhutanese are in a dilemma

  0 comments   |     by P K Balachandran on 06, August 2018

The Bhutanese are in a dilemma: Should they continue to be tied to India economically and in the conduct of foreign policy or should they be independent in every way as a sovereign country and a member of the United Nations? To put the question more bluntly, should Bhutan be continually tied to India’s apron strings or be free to negotiate with China formore f

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Bringing up Modi, diplomatically CONSIDER the past and you shall know the future

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu on 23, July 2018

The writer is a journalist based in New Delhi. CONSIDER the past and you shall know the future, says a Chinese proverb. That is something the Narendra Modi government did not keep in mind when it The architect of the salvage mission is new foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, a seasoned China hand, who appears to be wel

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RAW assigned to scuttle China-Pakistan Corridor

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja on 10, July 2018

India never reconciled to the existence of Pakistan and kept hatching conspiracies to undo it. RAW was specifically created in 1968 to subvert the people of former East Pakistan and prepare grounds for creation of Bangladesh. India was the first country in South Asia to introduce the concept of cross border terrorism in 1971. RAW had established 59 training camps al

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Endangering peace in South Asia The vibes in south Asia are pretty clear now

  0 comments   |     by admin on 05, July 2018

The vibes in south Asia are pretty clear now; a nationalist, jingoistic and intelligence-led mindset in New Delhi has turned Afghanistan into the centerpiece of its policy on Pakistan. Regardless of how they position themselves henceforth, the world should not be surprised if the current simmering tensions blew into armed hostilities. The string of statements f

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