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Civilian, Military factions of Government of Sri Lanka Fall Out

Apparently the General and the President are squabbling.  The General:

"Your excellency?s government has yet to win the peace in spite of the fact that the army under my leadership won the war," he said.

"There is no clear policy to win the hearts and minds of the Tamil people, which will surely ruin the victory attained, paving the way for yet another uprising in the future."

Indian Government Escalates Civil War Against Maoists

The Indian government is escalating its use of military, paramilitary, and informal forces against Maoists - which is tantamount to a civil war in my opinion.  There are 100,000 or more forces that are now going to be engaged.  For those who are unaware, there are large parts of the territory of India in places like Chattisgarh and many mining areas.  Al Jazeera's Inside Story brought together three academic/analytical experts to offer a very interesting and informative discussion and debate among several experts from a variety of standpoints on questions of vio

Pakistani offensive 'nears end'

Article Date: 
19 Jun 2009

The military offensive against Taliban militants entrenched in north-western Pakistan is nearly over, the defence minister has said.

Article Source: 
BBC

Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Resigns

Article Date: 
4 May 2009

Nepal’s prime minister resigned on Monday amid a power struggle over his firing of the army chief, saying he was stepping down to salvage democracy in the country and the peace process that brought the Himalayan nation out of a bloody decade-long civil war.

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Prachanda’s party entered into competitive politics after signing a peace deal in 2006, ending a decade-long Maoist rebellion. He became prime minister in August after four months of political wrangling; in May, the nation’s elected constituent assembly declared the nation a federal republic, ending 239 years of Hindu monarchy.

Bangladesh appoints new graft body chief

Article Date: 
1 May 2009

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's three-month old government has appointed a former bureaucrat as the new chief of the independent Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) nearly a month after resignation of former army chief Hassan Mashhud Chowdhury.

A government statement last night announced appointment of former secretary to the government Ghulam Rahman, currently serving as the chairman of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission.

The government also downgraded the status of the ACC chairman to a Supreme Court judge from the status of a minister, which was being enjoyed by General Chowdhury.

Article Source: 
PTI, The Hindu

Pakistan and Its Future: A Response to Wajiha Ahmed

By: on 21 Mar 2009

Wajiha Ahmed recently wrote a refreshing post on Pakistan on Sepia Mutiny.   Here are the two key points for me:

democracy is not an event, it is a process.

a structural reality: prolonged military rule (for more, read Ayesha Siddiqa’s Military Inc or Ayesha Jalal’s Democracy and Authoritarianism).

Bangladesh mutiny: India moves more troops to WB

Article Date: 
4 Mar 2009

India has airlifted "elements'' of its para-brigade based in Agra to Kalaikunda in West Bengal to deal with any contingency which
arises due to the internal turmoil in Bangladesh.

Sources said over a battalion strength (over 1,000 soldiers) of the 50 Independent Parachute Brigade was moved on Sunday from Agra to Kalaikunda, which has a large IAF base.

"Depending on the situation, more could follow. With Bangladesh army progressively taking over from the paramilitary BDR in posts along the Indo-Bangladesh border, it's a precautionary move,'' said a source.

Article Source: 
Times of India

NC objects recruitment in PLA

Article Date: 
3 Mar 2009

Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has objected the fresh recruitment drive of People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Speaking at a press meet on Tuesday, vice president of the party Ram Chandra Poudel said PLA’s decision to start new recruitments is objectionable as PLA is under the Army Integration Committee - which comprises representatives from all major political parties and against the norms of the peace accord.

Article Source: 
Nepalnews.com

Nepal peace at risk as Maoists plan hiring fighters

Article Date: 
3 Mar 2009

A former Maoist rebel commander said on Tuesday the group plans to recruit thousands of fighters, a move seen as a blow to peace that underlined serious tensions between Nepal's army and the Maoists.

Nanda Kishore Pun, chief of the Maoist fighters, told Reuters it was the ex-rebel group's turn to fill vacancies in their ranks after Nepal's national army recruited 2,800 personnel last year.

The move could endanger a 2006 peace pact that ended a decades-long civil war and saw the Maoists joining the political process, winning an election last year, analysts said.

Article Author: 
Gopal Sharma
Article Source: 
Reuters

Freed Detainee Arrives in Britain

Article Date: 
23 Feb 2009

A Guantánamo detainee at the center of a long standoff between the United States and Britain was freed and returned to Britain on Monday after almost seven years in American custody.

The detainee, Binyam Mohamed, was flown in a Gulfstream jet to the Northolt Royal Air Force Base in Northwest London, and by this evening had been released from detention.

Article Author: 
RAYMOND BONNER
Article Source: 
New York Times
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