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Bhutan’s ‘Shangri-La’ caught between two rival superpowers

  0 comments   |     by Anbarasan Ethirajan on 17, May 2018

Bhutan has beautiful hilltops and monasteries. With its scenic mountains and stunning Buddhist monasteries on hilltops, Bhutan is a traveller’s dream and described by some as the last Shangri-La – a mystical beautiful place where everything is perfection. The country’s capital, Thimphu, is a refreshing delight to those who are tired of traffic and

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Why India’s Air Force Is Dying By Daniel Darling To Observers of India’s Defense Environment

  1 comments   |     by By Daniel Darling on 05, May 2018

To observers of India’s defense environment, the country’s procurement process is a deeply bureaucratized labyrinth of incompetence and ineffectiveness. A 27-point internal m

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CPEC being extended to Afghanistan The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

  0 comments   |     by admin on 25, April 2018

BEIJING: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor -- the flagship project of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) -- is being extended to Afghanistan, a study report said on Sunday.

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Why India Opposing BRI? India-Japan led Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is Mumbai

  0 comments   |     by Saikat Bhattacharyya on 11, April 2018

India has no economic and geopolitical leverage to counter BRI but India can determine the course of BRI by getting engaged with it while India-Japan led Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is Mumbai centric, BRI is largely Kolkata centric. India must allow more Chinese investments across the Eastern part of India.

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Anti-Bangladesh and anti-Muslim mindset may increase

  0 comments   |     by AKM Zakaria on 09, April 2018

Imtiaz Ahmed, professor of international relations, Dhaka UniversityDhaka University’s professor of international relations, Imtiaz Ahmed, talks to Prothom Alo’s AKM Zakaria about the geo-politics of this region, Indo-China relations, Bangladesh’s stance in the competition between these two countries, and the recent controversial statement of the I

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Trump’s Pakistan Crisis is an Opportunity for Putin

  0 comments   |     by Shahid Raza on 31, March 2018

So the first thing the Republican US President Donald Trump did to start his new year was to open a cannon of insults against Pakistan, an old American ally from the Cold War days. The tirade of insults

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India’s Regional Integration Plans all Hinge on Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko on 30, March 2018

India doesn’t have a single regional integration plan that excludes Bangladesh, thus making Dhaka the most prized of New Delhi’s neighborhood partners. This analysis will highlight the institutional integration dependency that India has on Bangladesh, while the second part will raise awareness about how Bangladesh can leverage this state of affairs to its benefit a

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China’s Latest Move in the Graveyard of Empires

  36 comments   |     by By Pepe Escobar on 28, March 2018

The latest plot twist in the endless historical saga of Afghanistan as a graveyard of empires has thrown up an intriguing new chapter. For the past two months, Beijing and Kabul have been discussing the possibility of setting up a military base alongside Afghanistan’s border with China.

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Bangladesh between Sino-Indian Friction in South Asia

  0 comments   |     by Ahmed Rajeev on 26, March 2018

  Bangladesh's trade and commerce ministry should focus on the trade deficit. Specifically, it must change its submissive attitudes towards India and China. Right

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Window to the West WHEN in 1960 Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 08, March 2018

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. WHEN in 1960 Mao Zedong sent off General Gengbiao, his second ambassador to Pakistan, he reportedly advised him: “Look after Pakistan; it is China’s window to the West”. Mao’s depiction may have been as much metaphorical as geographical. During the 1960s, Pakistan was China’s diplomatic

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