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India’s Foremost 2017 Foreign Policy Challenge: China-Pakistan-Russia

  0 comments   |     by Dr Subhash Kapila on 09, March 2017

A series of events in 2016 created a widespread narrative that the U.S. is an unreliable ally and a weak partner. The US is currently suffering a crisis of credibility with its allies across the globe. From Pakistan to Turkey, from Iraq to Malaysia, from Philippines to Libya, US is losing allies at a unprecedented speed Year 2017 may herald diplomatic and regional strategic

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Salute to A Great Freedom Fighter - The Indomitable Spirit of Fidel Castro

  0 comments   |     by Gerald A Perreira on 08, March 2017

The indomitable spirit of Fidel Castro will live forever. He remained a sore thumb in the eye of unchallenged American might for nearly 60 years. They tried every trick to overthrow him, or to assassinate him, but he survived. A leader of great conviction, but of a tiny country, he became a colossus among leaders, dwarfing those of huge states who would have him done in. Having remained in

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Sri Lanka in Limbo - Despite Finally Defeating the Tamil Tiger

  1 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 07, March 2017

Despite finally defeating the Tamil Tiger separatists in 2009 after a bloody decades-long civil war, Sri Lanka is under pressure by its ‘Western partners’ to do more to integrate and assimilate the northern reaches of the recently reunified country. Although not yet suggested as a serious solution, this could obviously take on the form of federalist demands by the Tamils and the

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Bangladesh Turns into Bangla-Daesh - Overpopulated Muslim-majority Country

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 06, March 2017

The overpopulated Muslim-majority country of Bangladesh has been under militant Islamist strain for the past year, with Daesh claiming responsibility for several high-profile terrorist attacks since last fall. The author forecast in an article last year for Sputnik how this South Asian country might turn into a new terrorist hotspot in the coming future, one which would immediately jeopardize t

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Khalistan the Next Kashmir? The Followers of the Sikh Religion

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 05, March 2017

The followers of the Sikh religion have long demanded enhanced autonomy within India, with some even going as far as to call for the creation of their own sub-national state of Khalistan in their native Punjabi homeland. This part of the country strategically straddles the Pakistani border and is thus an area of zero compromise for the central Indian authorities, unless, of course, the socio-po

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India Isolated in Asia - The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 03, March 2017

The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika has emerged on the South Asian geopolitical scene in 2016 with undisguised contours and political signalling emerges as India is beginning to feel the heat of strategic isolation. Chinese economic inroad is emerging in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Nepal has been playing ‘China card’ with India and one should not be surprised if Banglades

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USA: Spree of Losing Allies - A series of events in 2016

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 02, March 2017

A series of events in 2016 created a widespread narrative that the U.S. is an unreliable ally and a weak partner. The US is currently suffering a crisis of credibility with its allies across the globe. From Pakistan to Turkey, from Iraq to Malaysia, from Philippines to Libya, US is losing allies at an unprecedented speed. Former neocon Vice President Dick Cheney succinctly summarised when he ob

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Afghan Drugs - It’s not only in Europe, Iran, China, the Central Asian Republics and Russia

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 01, March 2017

It’s not only in Europe, Iran, China, the Central Asian Republics and Russia that the enormous surge in Afghan heroin production has become a dangerous and even critical menace to their citizens. In Afghanistan  there has been creation and massive growth of drug addiction. The annual production of heroin from Afghan opium is around 300,000 kg. Afghanistan, where, as reported

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Fidel Castro - The Success of Castro’s Revolution also Meant Facing Down

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 27, February 2017

The success of Castro’s revolution also meant facing down more than 50 years of a hostile and destructive U.S. blockade, while also surviving multiple CIA assassination attempts. Castro and Cuba’s success inspired a growing decolonization movement throughout the world, one which Castro actively supported by creating networks of mutual aid throughout Latin America, Africa, and the re

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Illegal Arrest of human Rights Activists in India

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 23, February 2017

London Institute of South Asia strongly condemns the illegal, unprovoked and malevolent arrest by the Telangana police of a 7-member team of lawyers, journalists and human rights activists belonging to the Telangana Democratic Forum and other organisations on Christmas Day 25th December, 2016 at Dummagudam village of Bhadrachalam District of Telangana who were planning to visit Chhattisgarh to

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