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US Paper Asks India to End Rights’ Violations in Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by News on 23, May 2017

WASHINGTON: Pressure is mounting on India over human rights abuses in Kashmir. After a recent US State Department report on Human rights violations by Indian forces in Kashmir, top US newspaper the New York Times has also warned that Indian democracy may lose its credibility in the face of abuses in Kashmir. In its hard-hitting editorial, the US paper said the Indian army “reached

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What’s CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It?

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Korybko on 28, April 2017

What’s CPEC, and How Does the Future of the Multipolar World Depend on It? By Andrew Korybko Andrew just returned from Pakistan’s National Defence University where he was lecturing on the geostrategic significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and he’s eager to share

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Who Sets the Agenda? US-Pakistan Bilateral Track Dialogue

  2 comments   |     by M Saeed Khalid on 28, April 2017

A group of former generals, diplomats and bureaucrats and think tank gurus came together to conduct the second round of the US-Pakistan Bilateral Track-II Dialogue on April 5 and April 6 in Islamabad. The meeting assumed special significance in view of the suspense that prevails regarding the Trump administration’s policies toward South Asia – particularly their Pak-Afghan dimension

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Rising Dragon, Wounded Eagle - Second-Largest Economies

  0 comments   |     by Munir Akram on 25, April 2017

WHEN China’s former vice premier, Qian Qichen, was asked 20 years ago about the future of Sino-US relations, he reportedly responded: “They [Sino-US relations] will never be as good as they should be; and never be as bad as they can be.” This prognosis holds true today for the world’s “most important bilateral relationship”. The largest and second-lar

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Sikkim as Independent Nation - Andrew Duff Book

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Duff on 13, April 2017

In any case the book by Andrew Duff is really great and interesting reading with lot of information which anyone interested in Himalayan history would definitely appreciate.   Although the story of Sikkim as independent nation is long time closed, the topic still attracts the numbers of writers and readers alike. Also the recent accession of Crimea to Russia was ap

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Objectives behind Drone Strike in Baluchistan

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja on 06, April 2017

Pakistan is caught up in a paradoxical situation. The US as well as the unity government in Kabul have been pressing Pakistan to convince the Afghan Taliban to come to the negotiating table and help in restoring peace in war torn Afghanistan. At the same time, they do not want Pakistan to maintain contacts with Taliban and are urging it to fight them. Last year, with great efforts Pakista

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US Unleashes the Dogs of War in Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by M K Bhadrakumar on 27, March 2017

A statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday pointedly called on the ‗international community‘ to respect Pakistan‘s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It commended Pakistan‘s contribution to the war against terrorism and stressed that the Afghan reconciliation process within the framework of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group should not be jeopardized

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India’s foreign policy crossed the Rubicon for unsure gains

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 22, March 2017

India’s foreign-policy community has begun agonizing over the era of Donald Trump in world politics. A host of assumptions anchoring India’s policies, dating back to the nineties, appear to be getting invalidated. As the nineties ended, the task was well under way to reshape India’s foreign policy opti

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USA: Spree of Losing Allies - A series of events in 2016

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 02, March 2017

A series of events in 2016 created a widespread narrative that the U.S. is an unreliable ally and a weak partner. The US is currently suffering a crisis of credibility with its allies across the globe. From Pakistan to Turkey, from Iraq to Malaysia, from Philippines to Libya, US is losing allies at an unprecedented speed. Former neocon Vice President Dick Cheney succinctly summarised when he ob

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Fidel Castro - The Success of Castro’s Revolution also Meant Facing Down

  0 comments   |     by EDITORIAL on 27, February 2017

The success of Castro’s revolution also meant facing down more than 50 years of a hostile and destructive U.S. blockade, while also surviving multiple CIA assassination attempts. Castro and Cuba’s success inspired a growing decolonization movement throughout the world, one which Castro actively supported by creating networks of mutual aid throughout Latin America, Africa, and the re

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