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Corruption: A legacy not easy to give up for Bangladesh
 Along with moral education, exemplary role models in the family, community and in the government can become the source of motivation for younger generation of Bangladesh against corruption, writes Kazi Mukitul for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Bangladesh: Lingering challenge of religious extremism
Bangladesh has always been a divided society where one section of the population is secular but there is also a section which has been extremist. This extremist section seems to be growing in strength as influence of radical ideology has grown worldwide, writes Anand Kumar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Heart of Asia conference: Bringing India and Afghanistan closer
Recent Taliban attacks in Afghanistan are a clear sign of growing extremist movements in the country in the post-transition period. If this trend continues, it is likely to result in deterioration of the whole security scenario in Asia, writes Rajarshi Chakraborty for South Asia Monitor.
 
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Great Game in Afghanistan: Pak...

 Whatever the pulls and pushes in the ongoing Great Game in Afghanistan, China is capitalisi...

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Constitution amendment in Nepa...

Nepal's Constitution Amendment Bill requires at least a two-thirds majority vote in Parliamen...

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Is India prepared to deal with...

The stark reality is that we, as a nation, are not prepared to meet the challenges posed by the h...

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Border tension leaves India-Pa...

There is scope for increased earning and better mutual understanding through enhanced India-Pakis...

 

Asiaís way to deal with Trumponomics Author Name It took Asia by surprise. Now the United States is entering the Trump era. It’s time for Asia to grasp what it ...

A doctrine of unpredictability Author Name In June this year, just after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, a senior American official sp...

Mystic Mantra: Demonetisation - A necessary evil? Author Name Demonetisation: The necessary evil? In simple terms, it is the withdrawal of a particular form of currency from circu...

Diaspora continuity:India matters in the US Author Name Indian diaspora is thematically and practically very unified in the lifestyle experience of the United States with th...

The drylands are no wastelands No Image Dryland farming is charecterised by scarcity of water, and relies entirely on natural rainfall. Moreover, it does not include the usage of conventional methods, and techniques of irrigation. T...

RTE: More wrongs than rights No Image The main objective of the Right to Education Act (RTE), which was implemented on April 1, 2010, was to ensure free and compulsory education for all children aged between six to 14 years. The A...

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Afghanistanís Quest for Regional Cooperation

As the center of the Heart of Asia, Afghanistan has the potential to serve as a hub of connectivity between China, Central Asia, the Middle East and South Asia. As a crucial part of the ancient ...

Insensitive crash coverage

Even in the best of times our television news coverage leaves a lot to be desired with agenda-driven hysterics and histrionics often dominating the screens. If, heaven forbid a tragedy occurs, t...

 

Girls are the future

The policy environment in Nepal for addressing the range of gender issues is increasingly positive. In this field, UK Aid’s aim is to support Nepal’s development by giving women and ...

Dhaka's Rohingya dilemma

For Bangladesh, it is that old dilemma: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. In these past few weeks, the country has been under pressure from global human rights bodies as also governme...

 

From traitors to heroes: Sri Lanka pardons 19 who resisted British rule

Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, was ruled by Britain from 1815 to 1948, when it regained independence. Although the rebellion – which broke out in 1817 and continued through guerrilla war...

What makes India stand behind PM Modi, despite the demonetisation chaos?

We just completed a month of demonetisation. Weeks back, one would have argued that Narendra Modi’s move would leave behind deep, irreversible fissures not only in the Indian economy, but ...

 

Maldives is out of the Commonwealth, but its problems still need the world's attention

The decision came on the back of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting in September, which placed the Maldives on the group’s formal agenda. The oversight body, tasked with add...

Bhutan's bypass

A decade after Bhutan became a constitutional monarchy, the tiny Himalayan country has charted its independent foreign policy vis-a-vis South Asia. Thimphu has made it pretty obvious that its de...

 
                                           

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Addressing entrepreneurs, policymakers, technologists, and academics December 7 at the Carnegie India Global Technology Summit in Bengaluru, India's Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar underscored the need to harness the power of technological change for faster economic development.
 
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The strangest of the several barbs hurled hurdled at Pakistan during and after the recently concluded Heart of Asia conference at Amritsar, India,  was that Pakistan is trying to change perception about the Taliban writes Monish Gulati  
 
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Actually, Modi is on to a long-term experiment in India. He and the government aim to re-engineer human souls and minds as much as socio-economic realities. writes Sudip Bhattacharyya for South Asia Monitor.
 
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But there are reasons for optimism too. At first glance, the election of Trump, Europe’s problems and the UK’s vote for Brexit represent a shift against immigration, globalisation and liberal ideals. The wider picture, however, looks a bit different.
 
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Diplomacy can be quirky when not decidedly cold. Donald Trump has caused a flutter in the international roost weeks before his inaugural as the President of the United States of America. He himself has been left wondering how the  "US sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment, but I should not accept a congratula
 
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The Heart Of Asia conference in Amritsar called for immediate elimination of terrorism to help the war-ravaged country in its political and economic transition. Access the full text here...
 
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Africa is a world leader in poverty and hunger due to a lack of committed leadership and rampant corruption, said Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in his address at the House of Lords December 7.  
 
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It is accepted conventional wisdom the world over, ever since well-known military theorist, Carl Von Clausewitz, first articulated the aphorism in the late 18th century that “war is a continuation of politics by other means”.  
 
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An aching sense of love, loss and yearning permeate this work of fiction which, however, reads like a personal narrative set in an intensely disruptive period of Indian history, and adds to the genre of partition literature, writes Ni...

 
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This is a path-breaking work on India's foreign policy since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014 and surprised everyone by taking virtual charge of the external affairs portfolio. A man who had been denied visa by some count...

 
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The pattern of Chinese actions on the global stage demonstrates that it lives by the credo of might is right, a potent tool in its armoury for the pursuit of aggressive designs, writes Sudip Talukdar for South Asia Monitor....

 
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The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...

 
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