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    When fear comes

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 10:30pm on January 12, 2017

    ALEXANDER Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago, his profound meditation on the nature of oppression and resistance in the Soviet gulags, tells the story of a man who was among prisoners being moved in the spring of 1947...

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    Taking ‘Cold Start’ out of the freezer?

    | Updated at 10:20pm on January 12, 2017

    IN A wide-ranging interview with India Today, the new chief of army staff, General Bipin Rawat, appeared to drop a bombshell by acknowledging the existence of the army’s Cold Start strategy...

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    To ban or not to ban?

    by Sikander Ahmed Shah | Updated at 10:15pm on January 12, 2017

    MANY in the West view Pakistan as a safe haven for transnational terrorist organisations, and India is attempting very hard to exploit this global opinion...

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    Economic nationalism and breakdown of post-war order

    by Nick Beams | Updated at 10:15pm on January 12, 2017

    IN CONTRAST to 2016, the new year has opened with relative stability in global financial markets. A year ago, markets experienced considerable turbulence in the context of the US Federal Reserve’s decision to lift interest rates by 0.25 percentage points, a sharp downturn in the price of oil, and a plunge in bank shares...

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    Mosquitoes menace life as city authorities lack action

    | Updated at 10:10pm on January 12, 2017

    MOSQUITO menace continues to dog people’s lives, as it did in the past years, in Dhaka in the peak breeding season spanning from November to March...

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    Package solution to cross-border water problem needed

    | Updated at 09:50pm on January 12, 2017

    THE government initiative for an official Indian recognition of 16 rivers, newly categorised as transboundary, and brings them under the purview of the Joint Rivers Commission, responsible for dealing with rivers shared by the two countries, is welcome...

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    3 realities you aren’t being told about Afghanistan

    by Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 11:05pm on January 11, 2017

    US COMMANDER of US Forces Afghanistan General John Nicholson’s December 2016 briefing was paradoxical and perhaps indicative of the bankrupted foreign policy that defines America’s occupation in Afghanistan...

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    Dealing with state involvement requires joint UNP-SLFP solution

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 11:00pm on January 11, 2017

    THE reality that Sri Lanka is a country in transition was brought to the fore once again when the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms presented its final report to the government...

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    Rethinking ‘regions’ and Bangladesh in post-SAARC world

    | Updated at 11:00pm on January 11, 2017

    THE demise of SAARC is now almost certain and perhaps it was inevitable. It was not just about a ‘region’ — collected together based on mostly the British colonial past — but also a very unrealistic attempt to put some collective pressure on India, the ‘lord’ of SAARC...

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    The world at a crossroads

    | Updated at 10:50pm on January 11, 2017

    THE policy outlook for 2017 appears not too promising. Geopolitical risks will remain high. No improvement in the present unstable global order appears likely...

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