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Tillerson’s Myanmar visit shows Trump’s renewed interest in South-East Asia

As part of his six-nation trip to Asia, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit Myanmar on November 15. The main focus of Tillerson’s meeting with senior government leaders will be on issues concerning the Rohingya crisis.

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Can Asia change the climate? On climate politics there is not one but three Asias, we need many Asian voices

Who is a climate leader? The Paris Agreement ensured that climate leadership became diffuse and distributed.

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How to Make Peace with North Korea

GSTAAD - Sixty-four years ago, the Korean War was suspended with a ceasefire agreement between North Korea, China and the United States.

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UN Security Council imposes harshest-ever sanctions against North Korea

The UN Security Council has imposed the toughest ever sanctions  on North Korea, squeezing the flow of the defiant nation's economic lifeblood to punish it for its nuclear and missile tests.

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Politicising Haj

The Gulf Cooperation Council was formed by the sheikhdoms of the region in the early 1980s to ward off the perceived Iranian threat following the events of 1979.

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India is paying a price for losing its grasslands

Wiry shrubs and clumps of brown-green fill the semi-arid landscape of Kutch in western India. Many of these patches have, over the years, made way for "more productive" agricultural land. This greening of "wasteland" is, however, degrading a precious and largely ignored ecosystem -- the grasslands. And, as a result,

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IMF expects India's role in Indo-Pacific region to expand

The International Monetary Fund expects India's role in the Indo-Pacific region's development to continue to expand because of its robust growth, but it has to carry out more trade refor...

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