Regions: South and Central Asia

Nikkei Asia | February 4, 2023

India's 72-year legal case serves as Exhibit A for judicial paralysis

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Rep. James Comer blasts Biden on Chinese balloon, speculates if it could be 'bioweapons'

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, blasted President Biden for a high-altitude balloon from China that is traveling over the continental United States not being…

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Breaking Defense | February 3, 2023

‘We know it’s a surveillance balloon’: Pentagon pushes back on PRC weather balloon claim

US Army Sgt. Dustin Waggoner, from Nashville, Tenn. spots a target with binoculars while another Soldier fires a .50 cal Barrett sniper rifle at a range in Forward Operation Airborne,…

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Hoover Institution | February 3, 2023

Turkey and the West: A Parenthesis or a Historical Shift?

Turkey and the West: A Parenthesis or a Historical Shift? Rachel Moltz Fri, 02/03/2023 - 08:39 A poll conducted in December 2022 by the Turkish company Gezici found that 72.8%…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Our closest Afghan allies deserve better than what we've given them

The 2022 Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA), introduced in the 117th congressional session, is functionally dead, taking with it the prospect of a direct pathway to citizenship for the roughly 72,500 Afghan parolees in…

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The Hill, Columnists | February 3, 2023

Britain remains a major military power — but for how long?

In 1976, George S. Brown, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter, once dismissed Britain and its military as “pathetic.” For…

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Nikkei Asia | February 3, 2023

India minister says Adani has 'nothing to do with' government

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Gatestone Institute | February 3, 2023

Erdoğan's Turkey: NATO's Trojan Horse Moment

In its Freedom in the World 2022 report, Freedom House, a U.S. government funded organization in Washington, D.C., put Turkey in its "not free" category of countries, along with Afghanistan,…

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Nikkei Asia | February 3, 2023

Apple 'bullish' on India amid China production chaos, sales drop

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The Hill, Defense | February 3, 2023

Defense & National Security — US ups military presence amid threats from China 

The U.S. announced a major expansion in the Philippines, with four new military bases expected in the Indo-Pacific nation. Tonight, we’re also going to break down the release of a…

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The Hill, International | February 2, 2023

Russia-Ukraine war has improved US cyber cooperation, says key official

Nathaniel Fick, U.S. ambassador at large for cyberspace and digital policy, said on Thursday that the Russia-Ukraine war prompted the government to significantly increase its partnership with the private sector,…

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Hoover Institution | February 2, 2023

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Speaks To Mirror Now

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Speaks To Mirror Now LeAnn Thu, 02/02/2023 - 10:45 interview with Raghuram Rajan On Wed, 02/01/2023 - 11:39Hoover Daily Report Thursday, February 2, 2023 4…

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Breaking Defense | February 2, 2023

Qatari navy’s new amphibious ship to help fulfil nation’s ‘unique’ needs

The Qatari amphibious ship Al-Fulk, built by Fincantieri in Italy, launched Jan. 24, 2023. (Qatari MoD via Twitter) BEIRUT — A new, amphibious ship will soon enter service for the…

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The Hill, Defense | February 2, 2023

Guantanamo detainee transferred to Belize

The U.S. transferred a Guantanamo Bay detainee to the Central American nation of Belize on Thursday, months after he was first scheduled to be released. Majid Khan, who pled guilty…

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The Russian Government | February 2, 2023

Conversation with Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting.

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The Hill, International | February 2, 2023

US visa restrictions leveled on Taliban officials over repression of women, girls

The State Department is placing additional visa restrictions on certain current and former Taliban members over the regime's repression of girls and women in Afghanistan.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken…

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Breaking Defense | February 2, 2023

US Marine Commandant: US tops China but will need to use everything in cupboard

Marine Commandant David Berger in Canberra at The Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Troy Black, is on his right. (Colin Clark/Breaking Defense) CANBERRA — While…

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Maritime Logistics Professional | February 2, 2023

DP World Inks Deal to Develop Deendayal Port Mega-container Terminal

DP World has won a major concession to develop, operate and maintain the mega-container terminal at Deendayal port in Gujarat, on the western coast of India.The…

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Nikkei Asia | February 2, 2023

India opposition demands Adani probe as crisis disrupts parliament

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Nikkei Asia | February 2, 2023

Kubota shifts production to U.S., India despite weak yen

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Nikkei Asia | February 2, 2023

IMF's $4.7bn Bangladesh loan not a cure-all, analysts say

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The Hill, Defense | February 2, 2023

Defense & National Security — All eyes on Blinken's upcoming China trip

Biden administration officials are being urged to press China on issues including aggression in the Indo-Pacific region during upcoming trips to the country. We’ll share details of the trip and…

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Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) | February 2, 2023

Current Trends and Future Prospects in Bangladesh-US Relations

Current Trends and Future Prospects in Bangladesh-US Relations 02 February 2023 Since US recognition of Bangladesh’s independence in 1972, the trajectory of the relationship has witnessed a consistent upward trend.…

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Nikkei Asia | February 1, 2023

Soccer star Keisuke Honda's fund invests in India-focused EV startup

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The Hill, International | February 1, 2023

Republicans urge Blinken, Yellen to press China on human rights, trade, aggression during trip

More than a dozen Republican senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday to urge them to push China on issues…

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