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China, India, Pakistan: Moving Beyond Water Wars

  0 comments   |     by Bilal Hussain on 13, March 2017

Reliance on the same rivers should promote cooperation, not conflict, in the Indus Basin. Countries like China, India, and Pakistan have started counting every drop of water and are looking to maximize the use of trans-boundary water resources, especially the waters of infamous Indus basin, which are shared by Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan. In a recent dev

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A Country Filled With Anti-Nationals! - If fighting for Dalits

  0 comments   |     by K P Sasi on 10, March 2017

If fighting for Dalits, minorities, women, workers is being called anti national then yes we are the proud Anti -Nationals I thought the Muslims were the only anti nationals in this country. But I was mistaken. Earlier, thousands of people including even women and children who were questioning Koodankulam nuclear plant were declared as anti nationals. They are not the only ones

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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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