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    Elections don’t make Israel a democracy

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    IT’S official, Israel is racing towards early elections. But no one is talking about who can vote in them....

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    Thoughts on Putin, economic downturns, democracy

    by Dean Baker | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    A FRIEND called my attention to this Project Syndicate piece by Kenneth Rogoff, a Harvard economics professor and former chief economist at the IMF Rogoff...

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    Religious tourism

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    THE governments of Pakistan and India seem to not realise that, in international law, it is incumbent on them to freely grant visas and facilities...

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    Trump does what he promised at outset

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    WITH the suddenness of revelation, withdrawal from Syria and ‘drawdown’ from Afghanistan have been announced by Donald Trump....

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    Is there a way out of Afghan deadlock?

    by Martin Berger | Updated at 12:00am on December 30, 2018

    AFGHANISTAN has always been of particular interest to world powers and they would most certainly try to conquer it....

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    Do political parties care about energy sector?

    by Kaniz Fatema | Updated at 12:00am on December 29, 2018

    SOME of the concerns that affect the national economy include the persistent shortage of gas supply, recurrent tariff increase, coal- and nuclear power-driven policy crisis,...

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    Bangladesh elections 2018

    by Dilara Choudhury | Updated at 12:00am on December 29, 2018

    BANGLADESH parliamentary elections of 2018, scheduled to be held on 30th December, are indeed an interesting evolving phenomena, to say the least....

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    Lofty commitments, with little conviction

    by Rushad Faridi | Updated at 12:00am on December 29, 2018

    THE Bangladesh economy is now in a state of flux. While there are some glowing expectations about the Bangladesh economy by external reviewers, internally there...

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    Being a good neighbour

    Happymon Jacob | Updated at 12:00am on December 28, 2018

    IF SOUTH Asia is one of the world’s least integrated regions, India is one of the world’s least regionally-integrated major powers....

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    Election manifestos and nationality issues

    Mangal Kumar Chakma | Updated at 12:00am on December 28, 2018

    MAJOR national political parties and alliances have come up with their own election manifesto in view of the forthcoming 11th parliamentary elections.....

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