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One hopes to see the Democratic Party reorganise itself around a younger more dynamic leadership. For clearly such political revitalisation is essential if Donald Trump's fascistic, implicitly political agenda is to be contained and ultimately eliminated before it irreversibly contaminates American democracy, writes Harold A. Gould for South Asia Monitor.

 
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Ditching the Dubs child refugee scheme is shocking but consistent with the U.K.’s refrain of the refugee crisis

 
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Despite the rhetoric, the new dispensation in Washington is largely following the path laid down by its predecessor for now

 
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That Trump could have made a critical appointment with such casualness suggests he ill-understands his responsibilities.   

 

A couple of weeks ago, in an appearance on his favourite news channel, Donald Trump was queried about his infatuation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. “Well, I do respect him. 

A couple of weeks ago, in an appearance on his favourite news channel, Donald Trump was queried about his infatuation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. “Well, I do respect him. 

 
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In recent months we have seen a deeply worrying unleashing of hate crime and vitriol directed towards foreign migrants in Britain, EU and non-EU alike. This stands to undermine the enormous value that foreign migrants bring to our economy and the international reputation of our higher education sector.

 

Remarkably, the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, declared on Monday that he would be “strongly opposed” to the idea of US President Donald Trump addressing the British Parliament during his proposed, but as yet unscheduled, visit to London.

 
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No single action of Trump’s young presidency has incurred as much backlash as his ill-considered and callous order to ban refugees and migrants from several Muslim-majority countries. 

 

For the best part of the past 70 years, the Europe-US transatlantic alliance has been paraded as a guarantor of world peace and stability; and the best deal for free trade and liberal democracy.

For the best part of the past 70 years, the Europe-US transatlantic alliance has been paraded as a guarantor of world peace and stability; and the best deal for free trade and liberal democracy.

 
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The market rally is already running out of steam, and Trump’s honeymoon with investors might be coming to an end

 


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Thirteen year old Bhuma (name changed) spends his day at home. He does not go to school, or play with children in his neighborhood to avoid being laughed at.
 
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A pre-dawn  suicide terror attack (fidayeen)  on an army camp in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday (April 27)   resulted in the death of three army personnel including an officer,  while two terrorists were neutralized. Combing operations are in progress to ascertain if any of the attackers have
 
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The April 13 Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) strike by the United States on ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan has triggered suggestions that a second round of the Cold War is set to begin. Particularly as the new US President, Donald Trump, seems to be brash, abrasive and capable of taking action without thinking of consequences.
 
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India should be extremely wary of any Trump involvement on the Kashmir issue because he would do anything to bring India to the table, writes Dr. Susmit Kumar for South Asia Monitor.
 
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The core parts of the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system have been moved to the site of what had been a golf course in southern South Korea.
 
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spotlight image Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sprang a surprise when he registered himself as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election scheduled for May 19. After leaving the office of President in 2013 at the end of two controversial terms, the firebrand populist has been largely inactive in politics. 
 
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spotlight image I am honored to be here today for the first U.S. government exchange alumni conference for India and Bhutan.
 
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Health of the citizens and the economy of the nation they inhabit go hand in hand and every buck spent on former guarantees a manifold increase in the latter,  said noted public health expert K Srikant Reddy. The lecture 'Health and Development: India Must Bridge the Disconnect' was ...
 
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Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

 
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Title: Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War; Author: Myra Macdonald; Publisher: Penguin Random House India; Pages: 328; Price: Rs 599

 
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  The story of Afghanistan -- of the war against the Soviets and of terrorism that has gripped the landlocked country ever since -- is in many ways also the story of diplomat Masood Khalili, who motivated his people and led them...

 
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Title: The Golden Legend; Author: Nadeem Aslam; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 376; Price: Rs 599

 
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Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.

 
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