The dichotomy in Bangladesh: Democracy or development

By narrowing the space for dissent and dichotomizing values, the ruling Awami League has effectively defanged the opposition, media as well as ordinary people writes Rishija Singh for South Asia Monitor

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Bhutan-China tango? Should India worry?

China’s hunt for energy resources has driven it far and wide, into the continents of Africa and Latin America; and its hunt for a place at the negotiating forums of the world polity, without alarming the powers that matter writes Obja Borah Hazarika

Should Manmohan go to Pakistan?

India and Pakistan have completed two rounds of their “resumed dialogue process” that was reviewed recently by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad writes Shubha Singh

India-China strategic equation: the cash-gift symbolism

While India and China are Asia’s two largest neighbors and the most populous nations in the world, their high-level political contact is limited and more so in the defence sector writes Uday Bhaskar

Rare twist in Pakistan's blasphemy trials

Rimsha Masih, the 14 year old Christian girl charged with blasphemy in Pakistan last month, must have felt some respite in the early hours of September 2, when the Islamabad police arrested Imam Khalid Jadoon Chishti writes Gayathri Sreedharan

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