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Amnesty slams US for 'unlawful' Osama raid

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Amnesty International (AI), a leading human rights group, Thursday condemned the United States for the “unlawful” commando raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in his Abbottabad hideout.   “The US administration made clear that the operation had been conducted under the United States’s theory of a global armed conflict between the US and al-Qaeda

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Amnesty slams US for 'unlawful' Osama raid

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Amnesty International (AI), a leading human rights group, Thursday condemned the United States for the “unlawful” commando raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in his Abbottabad hideout.  “The US administration made clear that the operation had been conducted under the United States’s theory of a global armed conflict between the US and al-Qaeda in which

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EDITORIAL

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Pakistan Media Corrupted Starting 2010 the Obama administration made plans to spend nearly $50 million on Pakistani media to reverse anti-America

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Emperor Nero and the US

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It is an American satirist who gets the joke; the bounty of $ 10 million on the head of Hafiz Saeed is no joke. It is violation of all norms of law. As pointed out by the writer: “A bounty presupposes someone who is a fugitive from law, or having been sentenced is absconding or having served a term and on bail has jumped the bail. The Hafiz does not fall into any of these cate

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How Russia Plays the Great Game

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Russia is playing a careful balancing game in Central Asia – stirring up worries about the U.S. military presence is just part of the game. America’s Russia policy is still very much driven by Cold War thinking and overthrowing regimes for being too “pro-Russian” is still one of its primary goals. The ill-fated colour revolutions are not forgotten. No

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EDITORIAL LISA ISSUE 21

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggested last week that the United States could wrap up combat operations in Afghanistan by the end of 2013, well before the longstanding 2014 deadline when full control is to be ceded to Kabul. Troops would remain in Afghanistan until 2014, as agreed upon at the 2010 Lisbon Summit, and would be engaged in two roles until at least 2014 and perhaps even later

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Pakistan, Russia and The Threat to the Afghan War

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Days after the Pakistanis closed their borders to the passage of fuel and supplies for the NATO-led war effort in Afghanistan, for very different reasons the Russians threatened to close the alternative Russia-controlled Northern Distribution Network (NDN). The dual threats are sig

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Chronicling The Hindutva Threat

  0 comments   |     by Ram Puniyani

The phenomenon of rise of Hindutva politics, the politics of RSS and its affiliates, has posed a severe threat to the democratic polity of India, to the rights of Minorities and Dalits. This politics becomes grossly visible in the form of outbursts of violence. But that’s just the superficial part of the phenomenon of Hindutva or for that matter of any politics in the name of religion. It

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Dirty Little Secrets, Duplicity in Afghanistan

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Open today’s newspaper and get a map of the battle zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  You say they aren’t there?  Open today’s newspaper and find out how many troops our enemies have, who their leaders are.  Can’t find that either?  Look in the paper to find out why we are fighting at all.  Not there too?  This isn’t half of it, we ar

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India's Strategic Footprint in Central Asia: Part I

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India’s engagement with Central Asia on strategic military concerns is gathering pace, with visits by high-ranking Indian defence officials and security cooperation deals underscoring the immense value New Delhi attaches to its growing military relationship with the region. The strengthened Indian presence in the area is driven by New Delhi’s desire not only to protect its emerging

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