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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2037

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Make yahapalanaya a success: enthrone the defeated and the mediocre

Traders and politicians have many commonalities. In Sri Lanka someone who starts as a trader counts success by the amount of political patronage one is able to muster and a politician counts success on how fast one becomes a trader and how many other traders wish to enroll around him/her.

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Which is lesser of the Two Evils?

With the Nationwide ceasefire and elections approaching, an average non-Myanmar ethnic nationality will be conjecturing of which one is of the lesser evil, since he has to choose between the two Myanmar groups to be his boss, either the Tatmadaw backed USDP or the pro democratic forces led by NLD? No doubt both of them harbour a chauvinistic attitude towards a non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities and the only choice he have is which one of them is the lesser evil.

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Violence, Plunder and Deceit: Sri Lanka’s Experience With Tamils

Propensity to violence and criminal activities is not a recent development among Tamils. The history of Tamil involvement in our country is marked by excessive violence, plunder, deceit and ingratitude. This particularly characterizes the history of Tamil invasions and interactions within our country from very early times. We are well aware of the gruesome terrorist activities unleashed and promoted by Tamils in recent years. This makes one think whether violence and extreme forms of behavior are a part of Tamil culture.

Violence, Plunder and Deceit:  Sri Lanka’s Experience With Tamils
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Pakistan’s Incurable RAW Fear

Which country has the most powerful intelligence agency in the world? The answer from most Indians will be that it has to be the US with its CIA. Some others may talk about spy agencies of the UK, Russia or Israel. And, of course, ‘credit’ will be willingly given to the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence for its valiant but not very successful efforts to destabilize the ‘enemy’.

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Pakistan seeks stronger ties with Central Asia

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif concluded a visit to the Central Asian region on 22 May Friday, pushing to expand energy, security and tourism ties with the former Soviet states, essentially to sign deals to overcome Pakistan's chronic power shortages.

Pakistan seeks stronger ties with Central Asia
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Iran condemns Saudi genocides in Yemen!

Perhaps self-assuming the role of regional super power, Saudi Arabia has begun attacking rebels in neighboring Yemen, killing even civilians. . Even very presumption that Saudi Arabia is the super power of Mideast is wrong because nuclear Israel is the undisputed super power of both West Asia and or Middle East.

People walk past a car damaged by an airstrike in Sanaa April 8, 2015.
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Modi-Fixation With Smart Cities

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to spend a day in Toulouse during his latest three-nation tour of the West, the talk of the town is that the BJP-led NDA government may finally opt for the French model for its Smart City project.

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Kokang’s Peasant Crises is for the International Community to review their Perspective (The Introduction to Tatmadaw Dynasty)

The word "peasant" is derived from the 15th century French word païsant, meaning one from the pays, or countryside; ultimately from the Latin word pagus.The peasant sector occupies around 70 percent of Burma’s population and undoubtedly the most productive workforce in the country.

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Can Saudi Arabia get Russia to deal with Iran or Syria?

Middle East has been embroiled in oil problem as the region with vast energy resources remains the target of world powers. Since energy resources have become vital for the globalizing world and big powers requiring more oil and gas to sustain and cater for the demands of ever growing populations globally.

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Burma’s Union Day in the International Context

It is high time for the international community, especially the West led by the US and EU to know something about the Union Day of Burma. In other words, how modern Union of Burma came into being with a concordat and how this concord was destroyed, which is the basis of all the insurrections in the country.

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