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Bhutan’s tech march

In 2018 Bhutan launched its first satellite into space. The satellite program did not happen overnight but was the culmination of at least two years of preparation in training the four Bhutanese space engineers, building and launching the CubeSat and building a ground station as part of a project envisioned …

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Tilting at More than Windmills in South Asia

NEW YORK – “Tilt” is a word with a history in South Asia. Nearly a half-century ago, Pakistan’s government brutally repressed its citizens in the eastern part of the country. Millions of refugees streamed into India, which mobilized its armed forces. Pakistan attacked, and India responded. Full-scale war ensued. When …

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The DG

The Japan LEP case has seen the arrest of the two BEO agents based on a police complaint by the parents after the government washed its hands of the case. Earlier, the government had given a virtual clean chit to the Labour DG who supervised the whole program despite an …

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The real issues in the Sonam Tamang and LEP case

It is good to see that the Honorable Prime Minister has responded through his official account on the issue of Sonam Tamang. In times of darkness the words from the head of the government is reassuring and also sends a clear signal. Lyonchhen is absolutely right that it is not …

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Neither learning nor earning

A bird’s eye view of the ‘Learn and Earn’ program in Japan now shows that most of the 700 Bhutanese students never had a chance. The program which was first started by Japan in 2008 was meant to get foreign students to learn the Japanese language in two years and …

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Boris Johnson and the Triumph of Gullibility? 

LONDON – US President Donald Trump has already proclaimed that Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister, is popular because he is seen as “Britain Trump” (sic). After all, both politicians are widely seen as having a “populist” style. For cynics, this implies a willingness to tell blindingly obvious untruths if doing so …

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