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Tensions and Operational Challenges in Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Scott Stewart

On June 4, four U.S. diplomats assigned to the Consulate General of the United States in Peshawar, Pakistan, were stopped at a military checkpoint and temporarily detained after refusing to allow their two vehicles to be searched. The diplomats -- including a vice consul -- were travelling in a two-vehicle motorcade and were accompanied by three Pakistani Foreign Serv

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Afghanistan and the Long War The United States does not trust

  0 comments   |     by George Friedman

The United States does not trust the Taliban or many of those Pakistani officials speaking to and for the Taliban. But the United States also knows that the future of Afghanistan is of fundamental interest to Pakistan. Instability or Indian influence in Af-pak is not in Pakistan's interest. Therefore, the Pakistanis will play a leading role in Afghanistan as they

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Trump-Modi-Netanyahu

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This trio has distinct similarities. Modi leads the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, and is an avid Muslim hater where India is home to about 191 million Muslim citizens. Similarly the Trump campaign was characteristically anti-Muslim, which enthused many Hindus in India and the United States to sustain Trump’s bid for the presidency with the anticipa

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Safe in our Hands: MI5 Death, Destruction and Spymaster Saviours

  0 comments   |     by Colin Todhunter

Cast you mind back to the beginnings of the ‘Arab Spring’ and the overriding media narrative at the time. The premise was that spontaneous, grass-root uprisings were spreading within individual countries and then from one country to another largely as a result of the use of social media technology. In many ways, it was reminiscent of the earlier revoluti

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How to Build a Nation?

  0 comments   |     by Kevin Tressler

Mohammad Ali Jinnah the Father of Pakistani Nation “That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent. We are in the midst of unparalleled difficulties and untold sufferings; we have been through dark days

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The March to War: Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria

  0 comments   |     by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The encirclement of Syria and Lebanon has long been in the works. Since 2001, Washington and NATO have started the process of cordoning off Lebanon and Syria. The permanent NATO presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Syrian Accountability Act are part of this initiative. It appears that this roadmap is based on a 1996 Israeli document aimed at controlling Syria. The document’s name

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U.N. Rights Chief calls for Drone probe

  0 comments   |     by Jefferson Morley

The U.N.’s human rights commissioner called for an investigation of civilian casualties in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan yesterday; as Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the aerial attacks would continue. “Drone attacks do raise serious questions about compliance with international law,” the U.N.’s Navi Pillay told a news conference in

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Kashmir’s right to self determine

  0 comments   |     by Soraya Boyd

(This paper was presented by Soraya Boyd at a seminar on “Human Rights in South Asia: Issues and Challenges” organised by London Institute of South Asia at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London on 30 June 2017)  People become militant because they live, as in the case of Kashmiris and people in othe

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The Politics of Knowledge and Caste

  0 comments   |     by Braj Ranjan Mani

In the pre-modern world, the predominant form of asset to production was land; capital became paramount with the Industrial Revolution; today the main asset is increasingly seen to be knowledge, information and technology. This trend which is pervasive today carries the connotation that rights, status, privileges and power that were earlier based on birth and the wi

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49 killed in mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

  0 comments   |     by Helen Regan and Sandi Sidhu

At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, in a carefully planned and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspect

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