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Hair-trigger Nuclear Alert over Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Eric Margolis

Two of the world’s most important powers, India and Pakistan, are locked into an extremely dangerous confrontation over the bitterly disputed Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir. Both are nuclear armed. Kashmir has been a flashpoint since Imperial Britain divided India in 1947. India and Pakistan have fought numerous wars and conflicts over majority Muslim Kas

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India’s Kashmir Crackdown Poses Risk of War

  0 comments   |     by John Riddell

On August 5, India’s Hindu nationalist government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, while flooding the region with troops, imposing a curfew, and shutting down all communications. The state is to be broken in two, with the eastern portion (Ladakh) under direct rule by New Del

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Stratfor: Kashmir may provide spark for Pakistan-India...

  0 comments   |     by Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Stratfor: Kashmir may provide spark for Pakistan-India nuclear war The specter of nuclear war haunts tensions between India and Pakistan, and the disputed territory of Kashmir could provide the spark that lights South Asia’s nuclear fuse, warns Strafor, a geopolitical intelligence think tank that provides strat

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Pakistan Must Make The Most of Newly Discovered Oil Reserves

  2 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

News has broken that the American company Exxon Mobil has discovered vast oil reserves beneath the soil of Pakistan’s Balochistan province. According to Exxon Mobil’s experts, the reserves appear to be larger than Kuwait’s which if fully confirmed would make Pakistan one of the top ten oil producing nations on earth. For a country looking to revita

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Potentially Oil Rich PK Must Avoid The “Black Gold Rush”

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

Multiple sources are reporting that previously untapped oil reserves off the cost of Karachi may be far larger than previously expected. It is thought that at minimum, the oil could carter to all of Pakistan’s domestic needs and that in all likelihood, it will eventually transform Pakistan into a major energy exporter. Many countries that experience a “bla

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The Legacy of Infinite War Raids by U.S. commandos

  0 comments   |     by Nick Turse

Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.)

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