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Rohingya crisis explodes again

The Rohingya have been called — by a United Nations spokesperson, no less — “the world’s most friendless people.” That status was brutally confirmed last month as Myanmar’s security forces clashed with Rohingya insurgents. Hundreds were killed in the violence, and tens of thousands of civilians were forced from their …

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West’s suspicion of BRICS cooperation outdated

By Liu Lulu As the 2017 BRICS summit draws closer, voices suspicious of the bloc’s sustainable growth and prosperity have emerged. Some Westerners speculate that the BRICS luster is fading as some members are witnessing stagnant growth or are mired in trade spats and political tensions. The West has long …

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India and South Asia

By Kazi Anwarul Masud Why, one may ask, despite common cultural heritage and long bonds of history and added to these factors was Indian humanitarian intervention during the Bangladesh Liberation War Indo-Bangladesh relations, notwithstanding public diplomacy by the authorities of the two countries, a portion of the people of Bangladesh …

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Japan, Russia to agree on joint economic projects

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin are to agree on priority projects for joint economic activities on the 4 Russian-held islands claimed by Japan. Abe will begin a 2-day visit to Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East on Wednesday to attend the Eastern Economic Forum. The summit …

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Economic logic behind B&R outweighs risks

By Joyce Chimbi Much has been made of China’s Belt and Road initiative that will directly involve trade between 65 countries globally, and eventually affect the lives of two out of every three people around the world. This is, as a result, a mega project with a global buy-in, particularly …

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How to win the Afghan war

By Raze WHEN asked about the US Afghan strategy in July, Trump told reporters: “…. I want to find out why we’ve been there for 17 years, how it’s going, and what we should do in terms of additional ideas”. Here are a dozen explanations for the present chaos in …

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