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  • The Kulbhushan episode; should India act tough on Pak spies and terrorists?0

    Ashok Alex Luke The latest controversy over the death sentence granted to an Indian national Kulbhushan Jadav on April 10th by Pakistan has once again raised tensions between the two South Asian neighbors which have blown out of proportion since the Uri attacks in September 2016. According to Pakistan’s claim, Jadhav who was arrested on

  • Pakistan caught in the middle as China’s OBOR becomes Saudi-Iranian-Indian battleground0

    By James M. Dorsey Pakistani General Raheel Sharif walked into a hornet’s nest when he stepped off a private jet in Riyadh two weeks ago to take command of a Saudi-led, 41-nation military alliance. Things have gone from bad to worse since. General Shareef had barely landed when Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

  • Sino-Pakistan Relations!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff China, a UN veto power and the Asian giant in aspects, has been making all out efforts to become a superpower. That is the reason why the US policy of Asia pivot targeting China (and Russia) did not make any real impact. China–Pakistan relations began in 1950 when Pakistan was among the

  • Can start up India projects solve jobless growth issue?0

    N. S. Venkataraman Day in and day out, Modi government has been claiming that India is now one of the fast growing economies in the world and cites several reports by international agencies in support of its claim. While the statistics are impressive, there is a huge concern in the country, especially among the youth

  • Deeper Understanding of Today’s Indian Democracy0

    Dr. Rajkumar Singh Introduction When India became independent in 1947, the country opted to be a democratic nation. The idea of democracy as it developed in India remained ‘contextual’ in many ways. The particular historical-social context or the contextual influences shaped the new democratic institutions in various ways. Reciprocally, social hierarchies and preference for group

  • Anti-Islamism: UP CM’s terror wing kills Muslim0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff What looks like return to the pre-Independence era when fanatic Hindu extremists who in fact opposed freedom for India used to attack Muslims in their localities, in order obviously to keep alive the Hindutva poisonous ideology, leading to communal violence that spread to other areas in the country. Having got a poll

  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Peace Building in Kashmir0

    Dispute resolution mechanisms anchored on economic interdependence and developing mutual economic vulnerabilities has delivered even in the case of worst enemies that repeatedly fought for territory. Germany and France twice went to war over mutually contested territory during the first half of 20th century. Both states claimed Alsace-Loraine as theirs and employed military power to

  • Maldives: Yameen’s intercession offer on Nasheed, old wine in older bottle0

    N Sathiya Moorthy www.orfonline.org 2 May 2017 At a public rally of the ruling PPM faction headed by him, President Abdulla Yameen has offered to take up freedom and electoral rights for rival MDP predecessor Mohammed ‘Anni’ Nasheed with Parliament, if the rest of the Opposition wrote to him. If this sounded as if Yameen was taking

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  • Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    OBITUARY Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): The human rights icon from Pakistan was a feisty street fighter The renowned senior lawyer suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in Lahore on Sunday. Saroop Ijaz  11/2/2018 This article was first published on The Herald in 2016. Asma Jahangir admonishes police personnel at a protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan

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