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Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral – Breaking Ice in East Asia?

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Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral – Breaking Ice in East Asia? Mr. Rajaram Panda Chennai Centre for China Studies The third Nuclear Security Summit that concluded at The Hague on 25 March may have achieved its purpose of strengthening nuclear security, reducing the continuing threat of nuclear terrorism and assessing the progress made since the Washington summit […]

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From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally?

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From Syria to Sulawesi: Could Mujahideen Indonesia Timor become an ISIS Ally? Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 7 By: Jacob Zenn The Jamestown Foundation A schism emerged among Syrian jihadist groups after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri announced on February 3 that al-Qaeda has “no connection” to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) […]

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Bangladeshi-American Writer Censored, Threatened by Radical Islamist

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Bangladeshi-American Writer Censored, Threatened by Radical Islamist IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism An online Bangladeshi bookseller has pulled the books of an American writer after receiving death threats from a radical Islamist. Rokomari.com stopped selling books by Avijit Roy, a naturalized American from Bangladesh who writes about science and philosophy, last month. The move […]

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Malaysia Flight MH370: Blowback from Support of Terrorism, Internal Issue or Mystery?

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Malaysia Flight MH370: Blowback from Covert Support of Terrorism, Internal Issue or Mystery? Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The mystery of Flight MH370 continues and the length of time and shoddy investigation all points into the direction of something more murkier. Of course, it is essential to be sensitive because so […]

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Haiti and Cholera Epidemic: Accountability for the United Nations is needed

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Haiti and Cholera Epidemic: Accountability for the United Nations is needed Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) and international meddling in several nations often ends up with peculiar results and this most notably applies to Afghanistan and Haiti. Yet, while Afghanistan was caught up in the Cold War […]

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China: Confused Approach To Minority Issues

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China: Confused Approach To Minority Issues Mr. Bhaskar Roy Chennai Centre for China Studies The recent (March 01) attack by eight Uighurs including two women at the Kunming railway station killing thirty people and injuring many more may suggest that the tactics of the Uighur separatists in the western region of Xinjiang may be changing. […]

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Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea

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Malaysia Walks Tightrope on China and the South China Sea Publication: China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 6 By: Prashanth Parameswaran The Jamestown Foundation For almost two years, Malaysia and China have been making elaborate preparations to commemorate the historic 40th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship in 2014 (The Star, August 29, 2012). Yet the first […]

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game

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Religious Tensions in Myanmar: China, Japan, India and US in Geopolitical Game Ri Kuk-Chol and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Myanmar (Burma) appears to be at a major crossroads because past intransigence is now being followed by a possible thaw, whereby this nation comes in from the “international cold.” Of course, […]

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Iraq Blames Qatar and Saudi Arabia for Terrorism: Re-run of Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Iraq Blames Qatar and Saudi Arabia for Terrorism: Re-run of Afghanistan and Pakistan Salma Sribi and Michiyo Tanabe Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Nouri Maliki of Iraq denounces Qatar and Saudi Arabia for supporting terrorism and sectarianism against Iraq. Maliki made it abundantly clear that Qatar and Saudi Arabia are involved in the destabilization of […]

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China: Kunming Terrorist Attack

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China: Kunming Terrorist Attack Col.R.Hariharan Chennai Centre for China Studies Indians who have been facing terrorist attacks for decades will condemn the dastardly attack at Kunming railway station in the early hours on March 2 that took 29 innocent lives. Over 100 people were reported injured in the attack. The masked terrorists wielding fruit knives […]

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