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TRUMP'S AFGHAN POLICY

  0 comments   |     by Senator Mushahid Hussain on 23, August 2017

Trump’s Afghanistan policy President Donald Trump’s much touted Afghan strategy — which is a U-turn on his original views — is essentially a facelift of a tried, tested and failed formula. It is a surge, of sorts, backed by a rap on the knuckles for Pakistan (which remains an abiding and favorite scapegoat for US failures in Afghanistan). It is a sop to

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Military conflicts to escalate if India refuses to withdraw troops

  0 comments   |     by Global Times on 21, August 2017

Addressing the ongoing border face-off between China and India, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj told her country’s parliament on Thursday that “all countries are in India’s support,” and said India is alert to the need to protect its security near “the border where the boundaries of China, India and Bhutan meet,” Indian media reported Thursday. She was

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Watch out for turbulence in Bangladesh - Politically charged

  0 comments   |     by Pratim Ranjan Bose on 16, August 2017

On August 8, Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, made two important statements. First, that External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj would visit Dhaka in September to attend the fourth joint consultative commission meeting between the two nations. Second, he underlined India’s interest in upholding democratic values. “We’re all democracies. We all be

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Ten Avatars of Indian Corruption - Satya Sagar is a journalist and public health worker

  0 comments   |     by Satya Sagar on 15, August 2017

It is an emotionally loaded term like ‘faith’, ‘nationalism’ and ‘family’, that is often used by the middle-classes to provoke strong feelings of anger and disgust against politicians. And yet on closer scrutiny the phrase ‘corruption’ turns out to be a fuzzy concept, that  fails to capture how power and injustice really operate in human soci

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Qatar’s Dilemma - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE

  0 comments   |     by Hamid Hussain on 07, August 2017

“Everyone is critical of the flaws of others, but blind to their own.”   Arab Proverb On June 05, 2017, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates (UAE) severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and also placed land and air embargo. This move came as a surprise to many as this immediately followed U.S. President Donald Trump’s high profile v

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The Protectors Of Humanity - Deep into the Pit Surrounding

  0 comments   |     by Sheshu Babu on 04, August 2017

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Musings On The Eve Of Hindu Rashtra - Blood Stained Corner

  0 comments   |     by Satya Sagar on 03, August 2017

You can smell it at a distance, in the burnt out, blackened frames of torched homes and vehicles from yet another communal pogrom. You can see it in the blood stained corner of a railway platform, still fresh from a recent lynching. And you can hear it in the guttural cries of the frenzied, saffron swathed mobs, pledging murder all the way to their cherished goals. Welcome, to the sight

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PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN

  0 comments   |     by Ikram Sehgal on 01, August 2017

PULLING THE PLUG ON AFGHANISTAN by IKRAM SEHGAL Recent reports coming out of Washington suggest that the proposal by US National Security Adviser (NSA) Mr. MacMaster for a moderate rise in the number of US troops

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Umbrella Politics of Hindutva - Marginalisation of Muslims

  0 comments   |     by Apoorvanand on 12, July 2017

India is changing in significant ways. Marginalisation of Muslims, the largest minority in the country, has often been discussed in this context. This marginalisation is getting more and more pronounced with successive elections. The resounding victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the political arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an organisation committed to turning In

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Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia: Targeting Iran - Hope for Peace

  0 comments   |     by Dr Chandra Muzaffar on 11, July 2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of the world? Or, has his visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel from the 20th to the 23rd of May 2017 only strained the region’s undercurrentsof friction and tension?  Some reflections on areas of conflict in West Asia m

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