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  • Economics of Nuclear Power0

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    • December 16, 2017

    It’s all about organized lightning. Lights, sparks, brightness are a symbol of life. It enables us to see the world with more clear vision. When rest of the world is aspiring to reach beyond the limits of the sky, countries like Pakistan are still facing power shortages. In Pakistan Summers are welcomed with a gift

  • Nuclear Deterrence and Pakistan’s Second Strike Capability in Indian Ocean Region0

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    • December 16, 2017

    By Ahyousha Khan To make nuclear deterrence work without any hurdles, states desire invincibility for their nuclear arsenals against the threat of being taken out in first attack massive retaliation from the enemy. Enemy’s lack of ability to wage an aggression is the role assigned to nuclear deterrence. If nuclear arms race between two nuclear

  • Takeaways from the 7th JCC Meeting on CPEC0

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    • December 16, 2017

    China and Pakistan have been working to promote the construction of the CPEC project through sustenance of Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC). According to the available information on the official websites of the CPEC, there are five working groups which include long-term planning, energy, transportation infrastructure, industrial cooperation and Gwadar Port. JCC deals with the overall

  • Of India’s Secularism and the Question of Minorities0

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    • December 16, 2017

    JAVID AHMAD AHANGER India officially became a secular nation in 1976 with the incorporation of word ‘secular’ in the preamble through 42nd Amendment of the Constitution. But what does secularism mean to India? Even the Supreme Court in one of its judgments said that secularism is a complex concept and very difficult to define. In

  • TIBETANS SHOULD NEVER RECONCILE THEMSELVES TO TIBET UNDER CHINA0

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    • December 16, 2017

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is much respected by the Tibetans and admirers of Tibetan culture and tradition all over the world, have repeatedly been saying in recent times that Tibet does not seek independence from China but wants to stay with China with autonomy status. One is not clear as to what he

  • Special report: The Breakup of Pakistan 1969-19710

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    • December 16, 2017

    DAWN.COM   It was Bhutto, again, who uttered words that led to one journalist coining the famed headline: ‘udhar tum, idhar hum’. The haunting tell-tale image on the top is symbolic of the plight of those who had survived the trauma of the 1971 war, which had led to the dismemberment of Pakistan and the

  • Release wrongfully arrested journalists immediately: Fortify Rights0

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    • December 16, 2017

    Thompson Chau 15 Dec 2017 Photo: EPA FORTIFY Rights, a Thai-based non-governmental organisation, has issued a press statement criticising the Myanmar government’s arrest of two Reuters journalists in “mounting crackdown on media”. This is the latest criticism from media organisations, human rights groups and the international community against the government’s detention of the two reporters

  • Progress and Peril in North Waziristan0

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    • December 16, 2017

    Michael Kugelman December 11, 2017 Last month, I had a rare opportunity to visit North Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal region blessed with rugged beauty, yet cursed with a long history of conflict. Long a haven for terrorists, both local and foreign, it’s been described as the most dangerous place on earth. My visit was eye-opening

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  • What’s the UN doing to Stopping Genocide of the Rohingyas of Myanmar?0

    By Habib Siddiqui One of the sinister methods employed to justify genocide has been to deny the history of the targeted victims. And that is what the criminal Buddhists within the apartheid state of Myanmar has been doing for nearly 70 years since earning independence from Britain on January 4, 1948. Instead of carrying out

  • Trading Jerusalem for Iran0

    By James M. Dorsey US president Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem potentially sets the stage for a controversial American effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The United States and the two Gulf states see a US peace plan-in-the-making as a way of paving the way

  • Understanding Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah: Politics & Role0

    Abstract Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the saint politician of the valley, was one of the famous leaders of modern India. He was not only the most dominating political figure of modern Jammu & Kashmir State, but he played a significant role in shaping the post-1947 sub-continental politics. His contribution as a political leader is so great,

  • US-Saudi nuclear talks: A barometer for whither the Middle East?0

      By James M. Dorsey December 14, 2017 Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the strength of the informal Saudi-Israeli alliance against Iran. The possible transfer could spark a new arms race in the Middle East and

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