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Australia’s China Syndrome Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Syndromes can make for cringe worthy, nervous laughter. To see the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, struggle with reconciling China the bully of influence with China the resource hungry friend supplied the press with one such spectacle on Tuesday morning. Larded with suffocating..

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WHY NOT REFERENDUM IN UK ON MONARCHY & ROYAL WEDDING ? Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

One more royal wedding has now taken place in United Kingdom , as Prince Harry married Meghan Markle with the pomp, show and glamour that has been associated with such royal weddings in the past. It is reported that while around 600 guests were invited for the royal wedding, thousands of uninvited..

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Unsettling the Summits: John Bolton’s Libya Solution Monday, May 21st, 2018

The inevitable stop, start and stuttering of the Korean peace process was bound to manifest itself soon after the hugs, expansive smiles and sympathetic back rubs. Dates have been set – the Kim-Trump summit is slated to take place in Singapore on June 12, though there is much time for disruptive..

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Why is the Korean Reunification not to Work anytime soon Sunday, May 20th, 2018

How to draw the line between the recent and still unsettled EU/EURO crisis and Asia’s success story? Well, it might be easier than it seems: Neither Europe nor Asia has any alternative. The difference is that Europe well knows there is no alternative – and therefore is multilateral. Asia thinks..

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DANCE OF DEMOCRACY IN INDIA – CASE STUDY OF KARNATAKA ELECTION Friday, May 18th, 2018

After a bitterly contested assembly election in Karnataka state in India in May,2018, the result was a hung assembly, with no individual party getting absolute majority. Karnataka governor who has to invite a party to form the government in a situation when no party has got absolute majority, faced..

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The Decency of Violence: Massacre in Gaza Thursday, May 17th, 2018

It has the makings of another Intifada: appalling timing in terms of commemoration (the founding of the state of Israel; the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in all-Trumpistan affair); popular protest with all its untidy trimmings; then a massacre clinically inflicted by forces with superior..

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Remembering Big Dead Place Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The image of Antarctica in common circulation is environmental and utopian. The scientist of valour, the investigator thirsting for discovery in a litmus test environment that will give warning about current and impending variations in temperature that will affect the globe. Noble stuff indeed. On..

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India, Nepal to increase people-to-people contact Saturday, May 12th, 2018

India and Nepal on Saturday expressed common intent to revise key trade and transport agreements that may allow Kathmandu greater access to the Indian market. The bilateral understanding came during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the Himalayan country where he held discussions..

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The Spectre of Torture: The Gina Haspel Hearings Friday, May 11th, 2018

“I’m not going to sit here with the benefit of hindsight and judge the very good people who made hard decisions who were running the agency in very extraordinary circumstances.” -Gina Haspel, May 9, 2018. It was always going to be the most complicated of hurdles. Having moved Mike Pompeo on..

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Withdrawal Symptoms: Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Hot on the heels of the Benjamin Netanyahu “nuclear archive” show supposedly revealing Iranian perfidy, US President Donald Trump added succour to the Israeli cause by promising to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear deal, more lengthily known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The JCPOA..

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China’s ZTE Seeks To Ease US Export Ban – Analysis Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

The toughest U.S. export penalty against a Chinese company on record may have little to do with other disputes over trade, but it could be a sign of whether ties will improve or suffer further strains. On April 16, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross banned U.S. export privileges for Zhongxing..

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Planning for Aggression: Netanyahu’s Nuclear Archive Monday, May 7th, 2018

It all seems like an effort to confirm offensiveness and instability, to be appalling in order to be relevant. The Israeli prime minister, handicapped by domestic travails and a watchful Knesset, is very keen to push the Iranian demon into the spotlight, making the case that the wily mullahs in..

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APPLAUD PAKISTAN ARMY CHIEF’S PEACE CALL Sunday, May 6th, 2018

It is reported that Pakistan’s army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has recognised that way to peace and prosperity in Pakistan is through cooperation with India. U K based think tank Royal Unites Services Institute (RUSI) has said in it’s analytical report that the Pakistan army chief made..

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If Bobby Kennedy Had Lived Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Fifty years ago, Bobby Kennedy was about to win the Democratic presidential primary in Indiana. He would soon lose in Oregon and in a few weeks win in California, practically clinching the White House, and be murdered the same night. The film RFK Must Die and book Who Killed Bobby? leave little..

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