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Post-9/11: unilateralism and international law

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Post-9/11, the world is witnessing increasing violations of international law, especially International Human Rights Law (IHRL) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in conflict situations, specifically where powerful states are involved, on the one hand, and a lack of consequences for these violations, on the other. In the af

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Israeli spyware allegedly used to target Pakistani officials' phones

  0 comments   |     by Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

NSO Group malware may have been used to access WhatsApp messages for ‘state-on-state’ espionage The mobile phones of at least two dozen Pakistani government officials were allegedly targeted earlier this year with technology owned by the Israeli spyware company NSO Group, the Guardian has l

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India’s Afghan dream will eventually crumble

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A day before the planned secret negotiations between President Donald Trump, President Ashraf Ghani and representatives of the Taliban at Camp David on Sunday, they were cancelled. The meeting was meant to eliminate disagreements that the Afghan President and parts of the US leadership had with the draft peace agreement, the result of almost a year’s negotiati

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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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Reflections on “Peace” In Afghanistan

  0 comments   |     by Andrew Bacevich

When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In those days, the student body at any of our Army’s myriad schools typically included officers from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Since ARVN’s founding two decades earlier, the United

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Difference between Terrorist and Freedom Fighter

  0 comments   |     by Trevor Mark

Was Gandhi a Freedom Fighter or a Terrorist? People often engage in bitter struggles and these are motivated by different reasons that are of political socio-economic or religious nature. People who engage in such struggles are referred to in different terms and some have been labelled terrorists while others are labelled freedom fighters.

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The Question That Never Gets Asked About Kashmir

  0 comments   |     by Charles Glass

Contributor Perspectives offer insight, analysis and commentary from Stratfor’s Board of Contributors and guest contributors who are distinguished leaders in their fields of expertise. Highlights The spectre of nuclear war haunts tensions between Indi

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Afghan rivals to meet in China after US talks stall

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China is organising talks among Afghanistan's rival factions as part of efforts to end years of war after negotiations between the Taliban and the United States on the withdrawal of US forces broke down. China, which shares a short border with Afghanistan, has been trying to encourage peace efforts and last month a Taliban delegation visited Beijing for talks wi

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US Holds Kashmir as Disputed Territory

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WASHINGTON: US Assistant Secretary of State Alice G. Wells informed a Congressional panel on Tuesday that India’s annexation of the occupied lands has not changed America’s position on held Kashmir, as it continues to consider it a disputed territory. “We consider the Line of Control (LoC) a de facto line separating two parts of Kashmir,” sai

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Pakistan to participate in four-party meeting on Afghan...

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Pakistan to participate in four-party meeting on Afghan peace process in Moscow Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on 23 October 2019  said Pakistan will take part in the upcoming round of a four-party meeting on the Afghan peace process, scheduled to be held in Moscow. During a weekly press briefing, Dr Faisal

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