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Sikhs victim of Indian human rights violation

BY RIAZ Ethnic and religious insurgency in India knows no bounds. There are more than 22 Indian states which are plagued with separatist movements. The most visible is Indian Occupied Kashmir, where Indian forces have tried to subdue the Muslims through brute force and since 1989, when the Kashmiris arose …

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US frightened by its own mirror image

BY GUO XIAOBING In his report titled “Coping with Surprise in Great Power Conflicts” for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Mark F. Cancian, a senior adviser at CSIS, tries to bridge Graham Allison’s thoughts on the Thucydides Trap and Ghost Fleet’s vivid description of future war. The …

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Let Asia be for Asians

BY NASIR THE economically strengthening China, eager India, confident Japan, re-emerging Russia and the ‘mighty’ US have created extreme vulnerabilities and imbalance in Asia. Peace and prosperity of this region in particular and of the world by and large is relative to shared relations between these real powers. The Asian …

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China can offer lessons to US in protecting human rights

BY YU NING Thousands of protesters, led by survivors of last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, congregated at the Florida State Capitol building Wednesday. Their message: Never again. Never again will a murderer purchase a gun easily. Never again will a school be riddled by a mass …

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New Delhi’s US-backed “Chinese containment” strategy in the Afro-Indian Ocean

BY ANDREW KORYBKO India’s American-backed anti-Chinese “containment” strategy seeks to have New Delhi establish control over crucial nodes along the Sea Lines Of Communication (SLOC) in the Afro-Indian Ocean, but the country’s plans are being thwarted by China’s ingenuity in crafting asymmetrical workarounds to these future chokepoints. Background Dynamics Make …

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For India, it should be neighbourhood first

BY M. K. NARAYANAN As India’s salience in global matters grows — amply demonstrated recently by the presence of 10 leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at India’s Republic Day celebrations, the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest …

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Is democracy dying?

BY GAUTAM ADHIKARI The masthead of the Washington Post carries an ominous warning these days: “Democracy Dies In Darkness”. Not a simple declaration like “All the News That’s Fit to Print”, which the New York Times carries in its masthead, or this newspaper’s “Let Truth Prevail”. The Post is asking …

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India’s meddling in Maldives internal affairs triggers crisis

By Cheng Xizhong It is widely believed that the political crisis in Maldives has been precipitated by India’s interference in its neighbor’s internal affairs. As political upheaval broke out in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, New Delhi was quick to respond. “It is imperative for all organs of the government …

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Indian hierarchy system stifles development

BY DING GANG The Siasat Daily, an Indian Urdu language newspaper, posted on its English website a list of the number of VIPs in the world’s major countries. India tops the list with a staggering 579,092 VIPs, far more than the 435 in China and the 252 in the US. …

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Kashmir: the subcontinent’s unfinished dispute

BY RAHMAN The independence declared by the British government through India Independence Act 1947 will remain incomplete if the problem of Kashmir persists. Kashmiris have been fighting against the Indian occupation and sacrificing their lives. The bleak aspect of the problem is that the United Kingdom, the United States and …

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