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Donald Trump has disgraced American democracy with his election campaign and he is wasting no time overturning US foreign policy and disrupting world politics as well.  
 
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The impeachment of President Park Geun-hye by South Korea’s parliament over a spiralling corruption scandal is not only a domestic political earthquake but also an unsettling geopolitical development in Asia. Due to its pivotal geographical location and role as a lynchpin for security and balance of power in Asia, turmoil in South Korea’s internal affairs has wide ramifications for the region.

 
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 Regardless of their all-inclusive nature, conventions and regulations governing rights of migrant workers around the world offer an insufficient shield to them as the labour migration setting has changed since these were adopted, writes Amity Saha for South Asia Monitor.

 
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It took Asia by surprise. Now the United States is entering the Trump era. It’s time for Asia to grasp what it means, to brace itself for what’s next, and to plan for adapting to the possible changes. Already, the US dollar has been on rapid rise against most currencies in the world - drawn by not only the prospects of a steady increase in interest rates, but more importantly President-elect Donald Trump’s promise of growth.  
 
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December 1 will remain a historic date in the history of the French presidency. The 62-year-old Socialist President, François Hollande, was the first head of the Fifth Republic, founded in 1958, to renounce contesting for a second term.

December 1 will remain a historic date in the history of the French presidency. The 62-year-old Socialist President, François Hollande, was the first head of the Fifth Republic, founded in 1958, to renounce contesting for a second term.

 
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People were queuing up to see Fidel Castro’s ashes even though his body had already been cremated. A man who faced many death threats lived up to 90. Clearly, he was a popular leader who stood till his end by his principles.  
 
The world in which we live has long since emerged from the Dark Ages, to witness a Renaissance and an Age of Enlightenment. Reason and science, progress and modernity, should dispose us to the belief that we have come a very long way from what the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, writing in the 17th century, called “a state of nature”, which he characterised as a world of “war by all against all’, in which life is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” The world in which we live, surely, should be one of well-being and freedom from want.   
 
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What would a decent and sensible British immigration policy look like? Would it involve lots of students coming to the UK and spending money? How about encouraging students from countries we have historical ties with, and who speak English? And what about if it helps our international objectives too? If you think all these are good ideas then forget about it

 

Events like the mandate given for Brexit by the Britons, the emergence of the xenophobic anti-migration movements in Europe, the persistent and meteoric rise of the ISIS, the sky-high levels of global pollution, the massive rural-urban divide, the expansion of the Sino-Russian influence in and around the globe, and the arrival of the Trump phenomenon belie what globalisation has so far promised.

 
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The term, “new world order”, has become a bit of a cliché. The slightest hint of a blip in American political or economic fortunes sets off speculation about a post-American alternative order, and as to who might lead it. Except that the status quo continues; not because America suddenly regains its perceived lost strength, but because those fancied to replace it don’t turn out to be so fancy after all.

 


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spotlight image India’s Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari visited Armenia recently to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
 
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The US has slammed Pakistan for failing to crackdown on terror groups operating from "safe havens" inside its territory, and said the Nawaz Sharif government did not take any action against the LeT and JeM, which continue to operate openly.
 
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In dispatching its  PLA (Peoples Liberation Army)  marines to Djibuti in the Horn of Africa on Wednesday (July 12 ) by amphibious ships, from the southern port of Zhanjiang, China has taken a significant step in enhancing its  trans-border military footprint.
 
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It is becoming increasingly obvious that China is experiencing a sort of superiority obsession, imagining it can dominate and conquer the world. Several Chinese acts in the recent past indicate such an attitude. Asian nations, which are now apprehensive about China’s aggressive postures, are unclear how matters will shape up.
 
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Men of letters have outstanding world views, but sometimes their views on the situation in the Valley are coloured by lack of practical appreciation of the ground reality.
 
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For many of us in India — and, indeed, in the rest of the world — the Chinese economic story has been seen for what it is: a country determined by its leadership’s sheer will to lift its people first out of paddy fields
 
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IS retired Gen Raheel Sharif commanding a ghost army? Government representatives have insisted that so long as the terms of reference of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism are not finalised, Pakistan’s participation cannot be determined.
 
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  The U.S. administration’s decision to slap sanctions on 18 Iranian individuals and entities on Tuesday, only a day after it certified to Congress that Tehran was compliant with the conditions of the nuclear deal, sums up its strategic resolve in taking on the Islamic Republic and the tactical dilemma it faces while doi
 
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S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore on "India, ASEAN and Changing Geopolitics”
 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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This is the continuing amazing spiritual journey of a Muslim man from Kerala who plunged into Vedic religion after a chance encounter with a Hindu mystic under a jackfruit tree in the backyard of his house when he was just nine. It is a story w...

 
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History is told by the victors but in our modern age, even contemporary events get - or are given - a slant, where some contributors soon get eclipsed from the narrative or their images tarnished.

 
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Humans have long had a fear of malignant supernatural beings but there may be times when even the latter cannot compare with the sheer evil and destructiveness mortals may be capable of. But then seeking to enable the end of the world due to it...

 
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Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599

 
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