Opinion

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    A time to read, a time to remember Prof Abu Mahmud

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    READING to review a book of this kind is not easy but as it belongs to a past almost lost. This is particularly so when...

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    The US-China decoupling

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    The long, dense economic relationship appears to have passed its peak, writes Patrick Lawrence PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s trade war with China is swiftly taking a...

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    Modi’s credo of divide and rule

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    India is following an international trend: with the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a party succeeds which can clearly be located on the extreme...

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    Towards an anti-fascist AI

    by Dan McQuillan | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    COMPUTERS are essentially just faster collections of vacuum tubes. How can they emulate human activities like recognising faces or assessing criminality?Think about a least squares...

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    Are rare earths China’s ultimate weapon?

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    IN THE dramatic escalation of tariff escalations and trade war tensions between China and the USA, China President Xi Jinping made a well-timed visit to...

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    India politics: not a time to agonise

    by John Samuel | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    POLITICS is not a rational enterprise. Electoral politics in India is about how well a political party or an alliance manages the perceptions, identity and...

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    Let period be the last reason to miss school

    by Samia Mallik and Shahrukh Mirza | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    THE first time 16-year-old Sumaiya had her period, she was very frightened. She ran home from school, wondering if she was ill, and whether she...

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    India under ‘charismatic authoritarianism’?

    by K M Seethi | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    THE ultra-Right Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance’s resounding victory in the 17th Lok Sabha elections in India has surprised many, even within the NDA...

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    How many times must Assange be proven right?

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    The espionage charges against Assange bear out what he has been saying and should open ears to what he has also said about the non-Russian...

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    Modi won. Has India?

    by Ashraf Jehangir Qazi | Updated at 12:00am on May 27, 2019

    MODI’S repeat landslide victory has taken India by storm and the world by surprise. It is not a good omen for India and its neighbourhood,...

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