Strange Bedfellows – The Diplomat

Advertisement When Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid recently described “The Kashmir Files,” a film about the expulsion of Kashmiri Pandits (Kashmiri Hindus) from Kashmir in 1990, as “vulgar” and state “propaganda,” all hell broke loose in India. Hindutva supporters unleashed strong criticism against his remarks. Lapid had been invited by the Indian government to chair the … Read more

Oil output cuts on the table ahead of Russia sanctions

OPEC+, a group of 23 oil-producing nations led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, will convene on Sunday to decide on the next phase of production policy. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers could impose deeper oil output cuts on Sunday, energy analysts said, as the influential energy alliance weighs the … Read more

City committee looks to silence train whistles at southwest Calgary rail crossing – Calgary

Early morning train whistles in southwest Calgary have prompted city officials to explore a whistle cessation after several complaints in the area. Calgary’s community development committee heard Thursday that the CP Rail crossing at 210 Ave. SW sees about five trains per day. When those trains roll through, they sound off a whistle that lasts … Read more

Jiang Zemin’s Mixed Legacy – The Diplomat

Advertisement Jiang Zemin’s passing this week will have no major political repercussions in China. Unlike Deng Xiaoping’s death in 1997, which helped Jiang to step out of Deng’s shadow and lead with more confidence and style, today Xi Jinping is in firm control of Chinese politics and foreign policy. Jiang led China throughout the 1990s … Read more