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Belt and Road Initiative: An opportunity or risk for Africa?
Ruchita Beri | 17 Apr , 2019 0 comments

The forthcoming Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Forum meeting, scheduled to be held in Beijing in late April, has put the spotlight on the growing engagement of China with African countries. In the last two decades, China’s engagement with African countries has grown by leaps and bounds. The Belt and Road Initiative, launched by China in 2013,...

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The Word's Double Standards
Claude Arpi | 16 Apr , 2019 0 comments

The tragedy which took place in Paris two days ago, when Notre Dame de Paris, the emblematic Cathedral in the heart of the French Capital, was engulfed in a fire, has created a lot of emotions all over the world, including in China. All those who visited the Cathedral understand why? Notre Dame was/is the symbol of the genius of the...

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War politics, state sponsored terror against Hazaras’ in Balochistan
Dr. Simrit Kahlon | 15 Apr , 2019 0 comments

“You know and I know the ‘War Politics’ that are being played out against the Hazara community in Balochistan. The eighth largest Army in the world and a nuclear power is deployed in every street of the Province in combat fatigues, still terrorists strike at will, so where is the state, does anybody have an answer? You are Baloch, where...

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India's Terrorism Challenge cannot be Framed in Dangerous Binaries

Terrorism has  become a major issue in the current election campaign and Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone in a very undesirable and divisive manner  when he addressed a rally in Wardha, Maharashtra  (April 1) where he alluded to the Samjhauta Express bombing case verdict delivered by special judge Jagdeep Singh on March 20 in...

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Jallianwala Bagh: The British must apologise for colonial excesses

India remembered with deep sorrow on  April 13 the “Bloody Baisakhi” of 100 years ago in Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, one of the most shameful massacres of the nation’s colonial legacy.  Its historical background is often forgotten. When World War I was to commence, Indian leaders generously agreed to fight beside the Allies. They were given...

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