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Indian aggression encouraged by UN silence

Malik M Ashraf Pakistan is a party to the Kashmir dispute which is an unfinished agenda of the partition. Reportedly a dossier has been handed over the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) containing evidence of Indian violations of LoC and urged to take necessary action …

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Iraq’s never-ending woes

S P Seth Much is expected from the battle for Mosul in Iraq. It is hoped that if Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, is liberated from the IS, it would significantly curb the new kind of terrorist menace that it represents. Ever since the IS dramatically captured some important Iraqi towns …

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Trump and minorities of Pakistan

Yasmeen Aftab Ali On 9 November 2016, Donald Trump was elected as the President of the United States. This sparked widespread concern across the globe, especially among the international Muslim community. Trump has, during his presidential campaign, made several remarks which indicate that the Muslim minority in the United States …

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NSG & strategic stability in S Asia

Asma Khalid SOUTH Asia is considered as one of the most unstable and insecure region of the world. Unfortunately, strategic stability in the regions remains fragile. Territorial disputes, historical events and geostrategic location make it imperative for India-Pakistan to increase their defence spending. The growing defence production gap and India-US …

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Pakistan’s internal challenges and CPEC

Raja Omer Shabbir Pakistan’s economy is all set to take off with the successful trial run of the CPEC, but for this flight to blossom in full, we need to unhinge it from the myriad challenges that plague our internal affairs. On the political front, we are becoming increasingly polarised. …

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Trump’s rhetoric and realpolitik

Mohammad Jamil Before presidential elections, most pollsters had forecasted that Hillary Clinton would succeed but Donald Trump defied all these predictions and won more electoral votes than the number required to be in the White House. While Trump’s camp does not need to find out how he won, Hillary’s camp …

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Demonetization: Modi’s Gamble

Dr. Javid Iqbal  Demonetization is much in the news for the last two weeks. While it has ruffled many feathers in length and breadth of India from the parliamentary chambers to the urban and rural dwellings, Kashmir stays unconcerned and unruffled. The long bank queues, the resultant wait to get …

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India’s thwarting on LoC

Reema Shaukat AS the unrest in Indian Occupied Kashmir continues since July 8, 2016 subsequently the Indian frustrations and melodramas are also augmenting. To simply disregard their defilements in the IOK and to hoodwink the brutalities by their armed forces in Kashmir, they have found a new way of indicting …

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Pak-Turk schools fiasco

Gulmina Bilal Ahmad Just when everyone had thought that the Pak-Turk school fiasco is over for good, the Interior Ministry issued notices to Turkish staff of the school chain to leave Pakistan by 20th November. A very clear indicator for such a move is the ongoing state visit of Turkish …

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Conspiracy to denigrate Sino-Pak ties

Sultan M Hali Dr. Stephen P. Cohen — famous American political scientist, prominent expert on Pakistan, India, and South Asian security and a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution – was asked by a journalist during an interview if there is any example in the world …

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