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No Breakthrough in 14th Round of Military Level India-China Talks
No Breakthrough in 14th Round of Military Level India-China Talks

There was no breakthrough in the 13-hour marathon military level talks between India and China on 13 January 2022 with Beijing showing reluctance to complete troop disengagement at a friction point in eastern Ladakh while refusing to discuss steps to diffuse the bigger problems of Depsang and Damchok. In the joint statement both corps...

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History of Israel-Palestine Conflict

Prelude to the Middle East Crisis Modern day Israel or as it is popularly known as “The Promised Land” has been repeatedly conquered and passed on from one ruler to another from 700 BCE onwards. The history of Palestine, as it was called archaically, is that of the region between The Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River. The area today is...

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China’s Economic Invasion of Sri Lanka

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka (Jan 8-9) to mark the 65th Anniversary of Sri Lanka-China diplomatic relations and   70th anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact between both countries signed in 1952; a trade agreement for Sri Lanka to supply rubber to China in exchange for rice. Interestingly, Yi is celebrating 70th...

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The Story of the Afghans Deportation!
The Story of the Afghans Deportation!

Places and Regions Places, locations, and regions are usually remembered and continued for the one or two specific characteristics they may have. One has seen the village of Masouleh has the memory of the beauty of human life in the heart of the forest. And one has seen the beautiful beaches of Bushehr has kept the depth of the sea in their...

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China shifts into propaganda overdrive in pandemic era but world is beginning to see through it
Claude Arpi | 06 Jan , 2022 0 comments
China shifts into propaganda overdrive in pandemic era but world is beginning to see through it

Can we today take Chinese propaganda seriously? I don’t think so. Take the issue of democracy. On 9-10 December 2021, US President Joe Biden organised a ‘Summit for Democracy’, bringing together leaders from governments, civil society, and the private sector in a “shared effort to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to...

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