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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2618

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America’s two-fold strategy in Afghanistan

Purpose of troop surge in Afghanistan in March 2009 was to dismantle and defeat Al-Qaeda, stabilize the country, gain effective control over all major urban centres as well as agricultural and poppy growing areas, dominate main supply routes, minimize civilian casualties, weed out corruption, improve governance, win over moderate elements within militants and convince them to surrender arms in return for jobs and financial assistance, expand and upgrade proficiency levels of Afghan National Army (ANA) and police to be able to operate independently, build capacity of Pak Army to enhance its capability of tackling militants in FATA.

Royal Wedding in Britain: Catherine - Our New Queen in the Making

The announcement of the engagement of Prince William, the second-in-line to the British Throne, to her long-time girlfriend Katie Middleton, took everyone by surprise on Tuesday.

The de facto Coronation of a Ruler-King

It was Bollywood’s sort of inauguration, a garish spectacle which caught the eye even as it horrified the mind. Expensive bad taste combined with technical competence made Sri Lanka’s ‘Coronation drama’ a truly memorable occasion.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will change the history of our world, Sri Lankan people opine

“He was the first leader in the 21st century to defeat terrorism and we were the front runners of it. I am happy to serve in the world’s best army,” says a camouflaged Sri Lankan Army soldier standing near Hilton Colombo checking daily in and out human traffic that enters the twin towers of Colombo.

Freedom without responsibility demeans and curtails freedom, and breeds irresponsible citizens

As much as freedom without responsibility demeans and curtails freedom, and breeds irresponsible citizens, responsibility without freedom can have equally detrimental consequences.

Diabetes And TB: Do Not Neglect One At Cost Of Other

The discussions at the recently concluded 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health, in Berlin, brought forth several connections between diabetes and tuberculosis, clearly showing a link between non communicable and communicable diseases.

What Obama will do next?

Barack Obama promised during the presidential elections, that he will close down Guantanmo, something yet to be fulfilled by him but he did try a detainee in a US civilian court.

F35 fighter planes as incentive

US is offering 20 F35 fighter planes as an incentive to its spoilt child, Israel for just 90 days building freeze in the West Bank but this does not include East Jerusalem and not a day more than 90 days.

Diabetes, a leading threat to global health and development

World Diabetes Day is the best opportunity there is to draw attention to the silent killer that is diabetes. Celebrated every year on 14 November, World Diabetes Day was initiated in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes poses to the global community.

Awaiting a Coronation

Mahinda Rajapaksa will end his first presidential term and begin his second on the 19th of November. Had it not been for the 18th Amendment, Mr. Rajapaksa’s second presidential term would have also been his last; he would have had to retire, as his predecessors did, at the end of his second term.

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