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What does recent terrorism surge elucidate?

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Nearly 70 years into existence, Pakistan remains stymied with various aberrations such as Fata, the judicial interventions in social affairs of the citizens, and the state’s indirect support — both political and finan...

Trump wages war against intelligence agencies?

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Daniel McAdams | I was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend for the wedding of an old Ron Paul Congressional office colleague and in the course of my stay had several opportunities to get a sense of the town where I ...

Trump needs to be applauded for taking on the status quo!

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Dr. Farid A Malik | For someone who has been in favour of progressive politics all my life, it may come as a surprise that I support the shakeup of the establishment initiated by President Donald J. Trump. Representa...

Trump Team’s Dark View of Islam: Where its coming from?

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Dr. Moeed Pirzada | On Feb 1, 2017, three leading investigative reporters of New York Times, each distinguished in his own right - Scott Shane, Mathew Rosenberg and Eric Lipton penned down an exhaustive piece, " Trum...

Hafiz Saeed’s captivity: Has Pakistan’s Establishment finally realized its mistakes?

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James M. Dorsey| Pakistan has put one of the world’s most wanted man under house arrest in a half-hearted crackdown on its militant group with close ties to the military and intelligence. All this apparently in a bid...

Australian PM faces a domestic political storm after the leak reveals how he was bullied by Trump

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Tony Walker | The domestic political storm faced by Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, after his interaction with the bullying American president can only be best described by turning to Shakespeare for gui...

Details of the ‘dumb’ refugee deal for which Trump insulted Australian PM

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What was this refugee deal about that got Donald Trump all excited and hyper-ventilating? The agreement was made with the Obama administration in November 2016 and allowed refugees, currently being held in Australian ...

Merger of FATA: to be or not to be?

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Abdul Rahim | The debate over Federally Administered Tribal Area’s (FATA) reforms and what these should consist of and more importantly its merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), is still up in the air as far as FATA ...

Is Pakistan at risk of coup in 2017 along with Turkey, Russia and US?

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Alex Christoforou | As the joke goes… “Why has there never been a coup in Washington D.C.?” The answer: “Because there is no U.S. Embassy in Washington D.C.” The answer highlights how every country on the planet (wi...

CPEC: Conspiracy Theories of Success & Failure

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Samina Tippu | Pakistani public, media and now even Chinese stakeholders in CPEC have started celebrating as if China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become reality and has started delivering. Nothing could be ...

Donald Trump’s administration now picks up fight with Germany

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Alexander Mercouris | Peter Navarro, Donald Trump's chief trade adviser, says euro is an 'implicit Deutsche Mark' through which Germany exploits its trade competitors. Navarro is being quoted by the Financial Times a...

What’s really behind the immigration ban on Iranians: Politics or terrorism fears?

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Daniel McAdams | So what's really driving the immigration ban on Iranian Muslims? In these early days of the Trump Administration, many on both the Left and Right are looking to confirm their greatest hopes or darkes...

Why is PEMRA not playing its actual role?

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Imtiaz Gul | There is no doubt under its new leadership Pemra has started playing an active role in regulating the electronic media.  The latest show-cause notice to the Bol News TV by the Pakistan Electronic Media R...

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps in Turkey

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James M. Dorsey | The Islamic State’s New Year’s Eve bombing of an upscale nightclub in Istanbul has fuelled culture wars in Turkey and Israel and laid bare aspirations among youth in socially restrictive Muslim socie...

China’s aid to Nepal: closer relations on horizon worries India

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Yubaraj Ghimire China’s pledge for a grant of one billion RMB for post-earthquake reconstruction and border road construction last month came as a new year gift to Nepal. It was a message that China’s involvement in N...

Pakistani Media: Prisoner of Cross-Media Ownership?

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By: Zainab Assad I am a student of journalism and currently studying in one of the most prestigious women colleges of Pakistan. I often scare my friends by my vocal behavior, but I believe in standing up against the w...

Afghanistan Itself Is Now Taking In the Most Afghan Migrants

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SAMARKHEL, Afghanistan — There is one country in the world that is now taking in more Afghan migrants than all the countries in Europe and South Asia put together this year. That would be Afghanistan itself. By the en...

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded

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In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still live under the grip of tyrannical regimes. And although all the world’s major faiths teach l...

The Walls in Our Heads

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The idea that we can solve problems by building physical barriers is a persistent human fantasy. Even though Donald J. Trump took a brief break from stumping the other day to open a new Trump hotel, in Washington, D.C...

Democracy there and here?

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Imtiaz Gul | Nov 01, 2016 Lust for political power, permit, patronage and privileges stand out as the hallmark of a democracy (or the absence of it). This is in sharp contrast to most functional democracies, where pol...

An Invitation To Peace-Mongering

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SHASHANK JOSHI | Nov 01, 2016 Our sense of patriotism is so official, aggressive, masculine and managerial, that we have no sense of the processes of peace-making, which are muddy, disorderly and plural. One of the pr...

India’s Growing Arms Footprint in Afghanistan Enables Regional Power Projection

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SHASHANK JOSHI | Nov 1, 2016 India’s growing arms footprint in Afghanistan points to an important future aspect of its regional power projection. “We have a wish list that we have put before the government of India,” ...

Sectarian violence surges in Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Abdul Basit | Nov 01, 2016 After a decline in scale and casualties, the anti-Shia sectarian violence is once again resurging in Pakistan. In the last two weeks, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) Al-Alami, an anti-Shia extremist...