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Indo-Bangla relations and the “termite” problem

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Indian’s ruling party BJP leader Amit Shah has called ‘illegal Bangladeshis’ as “termites” which will be cleaned out from the woodwork of Assam in particular. Its not just the unseemly language coming from a major political leader of the most powerful state around that is disturbing. Its also an indicator of the heightened tension in the

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Imran Khan’s China visit shows Narendra Modi government

  0 comments   |     by Ananth Krishnan

Imran Khan’s China visit shows Narendra Modi government oversold Wuhan summit Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan left China without an immediate bailout promise he was seeking for his country&

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Bangladeshi politics and media: Strange bedfellows?

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Bangladesh is well known for a flourishing media, rights violations of journalists and political activism rather than excellence. Media workers imagine themselves more as human rights and political activists than professionals. Many see themselves as frontline workers in the struggle to establish freedom and democracy. Often such pursuits follow the party lines of the two major players in Bangl

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Bangladeshi politics and media: Strange bedfellows?

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Bangladesh is well known for a flourishing media, rights violations of journalists and political activism rather than excellence. Media workers imagine themselves more as human rights and political activists than professionals. Many see themselves as frontline workers in the struggle to establish freedom and democracy. Often such pursuits follow the party lines of the

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Afghanistan: Peace at hand?

  0 comments   |     by Conn Hallinan

The news that the Americans recently held face-to-face talks with the Taliban suggests that longest war in US history may have reached a turning point, although the road to such a peace is long, rocky and plagued with as many improvised explosive devices as the highway from Kandahar to Kabul. That the 17-year old war has reached a tipping point seems clear. The Taliba

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Muslims left out of the India growth story, study shows

  0 comments   |     by Nikita Kwatra

In Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir, the Muslim community has considerably higher mobility than in the rest of India. AP Photo One of the most important ways to determine levels of inequality in a country is to look at differences in people’s access to opportunities. India seems to have performed poorly on that score,

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India’s Problems: Between Culture and Capitalism

  0 comments   |     by Adnan Aboobacker

India has many special characteristics in her traditional culture which can accept different ideologies in a harmonious way. The vast area of the Indian subcontinent was a site of the marriage of different religions. Under the British policy of divide and conquer, however, India was partitioned as Muslim majority states were carved out in the likes of Pakistan and Bangladesh. This is the main prob

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The NRC Fallout – An exercise of complexities and exclusion

  0 comments   |     by Mohammed Tahsin

The world is awash with thousands of anecdotes about large-scale migration of people to places away from their homelands. Compelled by reasons to escape persecution, evade conflicts, economic and nature-driven pressures, et al. Ideally to make a living, which erupts from a longing for infrastructure, homogenous and pervasive, quintessential for survival. However, a deliberate reducing of millions

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Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger

  0 comments   |     by Dr James M Dorsey

An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States. Saudi Arabia and others may seek to destabilize the country by instigating unrest among its ethnic minorities. With competing claims of responsibility by the Islamic State and the Ahvaz Natio

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Pakistan’s “Greylisting” as a Terror Sponsor Should be

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

Pakistan’s “Greylisting” as a Terror Sponsor Should be a Catalyst for Intensified Relations with China, Russia and Iran Pakistan’s war on terrorism: A misunderstood history At an international level, Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism continues to be not only misunderstood but totally misrepresented. As a perennial victim of both terrorist spillover from the instability of neighbour

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