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Nepal 2020 Year in Review

  4 comments   |     by Avasna Pandey

Nepal has been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year. The government ordered a lockdown and shutdown, among other prohibitory orders, to control the situation and prevent more damage as the pandemic impacted life, polity, and the economy. However, despite its grandstanding, the government 

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Evaluating the state of nuclear danger in southern asia

  0 comments   |     by Michael Krepon

The state of nuclear danger in Southern Asia, as elsewhere, depends fundamentally on the state of political relations between rivals. Rivals can and do cooperate as well as compete with each other. In an oversimplified way, we can measure the degree of competition and cooperation along two axes. One axis measures the steps taken to s

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Freedom of Dissent

  0 comments   |     by A.G. Norrani

THE fundamental right to dissent from the state’s views or from conventional wisdom is now being systematically denied by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India. The signs were obvious no sooner had he assumed power in May 2014. The slogan ‘Congress mukt Bharat’, (an India freed totally from the Congress party) indicated a plan on

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Kashmir: Shining Example of Pluralism & Diversity

  0 comments   |     by Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai

“…It is really difficult for me to distinguish between a Hindu Kashmiri and a Muslim Kashmiri. You people speak one language and have one culture. While the rest of the country burns in communal fire, I see a ray of hope in Kashmir only…” Mahatma Gandhi, August 1947.  “The alternative to chaos in

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All criticism of Israel is ‘antisemitic’

  0 comments   |     by Jonathan Cook

Harsh penalties are needed to stop Israel annexing Palestinian territory. But western states are outlawing even peaceful boycotts  It is tempting to dismiss last week’s statements by Mik

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Global Policeman”: Why’s the US in the South China Sea?

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko

America regards itself as the “global policeman”, hence its arrogant actions, but it was never deputized by the international community to fulfill such a role. Rather, it’s more like a dangerously delusional role player than a legitimate law enforcement officer. The Philippine National Defense Secretary

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How Iranian nuclear scientist was murdered

  0 comments   |     by News Agencies

Assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist 'involved 62 operatives November 29, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - Remarkable detail of the plot to kill an Iranian nuclear scientist emerged on Saturday, a day after the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh reverberated around the wor

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In India, the pandemic is a prize for some and punishment..

  0 comments   |     by Robert Gallimore

In India, the pandemic is a prize for some and punishment for others BBC news recently ran a piece on the Covid-19 pandemic in India. It was a seemingly equivocal survey of the obvious problems that would manifest themselves in a country with minimal welfare provisions and the sort of sanguinity regarding mortality r

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India wary as Afghans discuss interim govt – Part 1

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India’s NSA Ajit Doval (L) met chairman of Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah (R), New Delhi, October 5, 2020 The visit to New Delhi by Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, becomes an event of major importance for a variety of reasons, the most significant being its real potenti

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Important that world recognises Pakistan's new narrative of economic security, says Yusuf

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf on Saturday said it was important to change how Pakistan's narrative was perceived in the world and to propagate the message that the country stood for economic security and regional peace.  "It is important to change Pakistan's narrative in the world. Pakistan's narrative

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