The value of Gilgit-Baltistan

The strategic rivalry between the British and the Soviet empires for supremacy in Central Asia was known as ‘the Great Game’. The British wanted to protect their interests in the Subcontinent and in Asia against a possible Russian advance. A Russian officer visited Hunza and signed a treaty. His presence in Hunza was taken as the start of the Great Game. Because of this treaty, Col Algernon Durand was sent to Gilgit to analyse the situation.

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What North Korea Means – and Doesn’t – for Nuclear Deterrence

Rather than underscoring the enduring logic of nuclear deterrence, the case of North Korea highlights its flimsiness. By John Borrie, Tim Caughley, and Wilfred Wan The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) — North Korea — is an ongoing awkward case for the international community. Despite different approaches and efforts over decades to denuclearize the Korean…

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Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya?

  Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’?   Newly arrived Rohingya refugees sit inside a shelter at the Kutupalang refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters] Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an…

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