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How a Brexit Would Undermine Europe’s Balance of Power

June 22, 2016
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By Adriano Bosoni Britain’s approaching referendum has led to rampant speculation about the economic and financial consequences of a vote to leave the European Union. And indeed, in the wake of a Brexit, uncertainty — the archenemy of economic growth and financial stability — would abound. But if Britain withdraws from the Continental bloc, its primary effect would be geopolitical, shaking the balance of power in Europe to its very foundation and forcing the bloc to rethink its role in the world. The Franco-German alliance is the cornerstone on which European power dynamics rest. Conflict between the two drove three Continental wars between 1870 and 1945; its resolution facilitated peace after World War II, planting the seeds of eventual integration through the European Union. But France and Germany are not the only countries shaping Europe’s course. A third actor plays the role of power broker between the two, stabilizing...

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REXIT in Sycophancy Raj

June 19, 2016
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By Atul Cowshish It came as no surprise when the governor of Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, announced that he will be quitting his post on September 4...

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A Hong Kong Bookseller Confronts Beijing

June 19, 2016
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Protesters in Hong Kong are once again back on the streets, directing their ire at Beijing. This time, demonstrations were sparked by the detention of bookseller Lam Wing-kee, apprehended...

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Why the Islamic State Is Weaker Than It Seems

June 14, 2016
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Why the Islamic State Is Weaker Than It Seems

*In Syria, the Islamic State will continue to lose cities and vital territory. **The group will react to its losses by relying more heavily...

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IS Seeks to Expand Its Reach in Bangladesh

April 28, 2016
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As has been the case elsewhere, however, established jihadist groups in Bangladesh pose a challenge to the Islamic State's ambitions

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B’ desh Jamaat Racing Against Time, History

April 28, 2016
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The Jamaat-e-Islami has even appointed lobbyists in the West to carry on motivated campaign against the war crimes trial and also against the Awami...

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How Odd & Uneven, Kejri!

April 27, 2016
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How Odd & Uneven, Kejri!

Make no mistake. For the Delhi citizens the sight of lesser cars on the roads has been indeed a welcome feature. But it has...

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The Koh-i-noor Blues

April 26, 2016
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A government that has made restoring Indian ‘pride’ and ‘cultural values’ its full-time preoccupation has to show results at every step so that its...

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Unending Rage

April 17, 2016
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By Allabaksh New Delhi (Syndicate Features): It may be fit to be described as poetic justice when two ‘tolerant’ stalwarts of the ruling Bharatiya...

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Cronyism Ki Jai; Hail the Nexus

April 16, 2016
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Cronyism Ki Jai; Hail the Nexus

An ‘advantage’ that Lalit enjoyed was his alleged proximity to some of the top BJP leaders. But Mallya is hardly handicapped on this score

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