• Bangladesh under fire for extrajudicial killings0

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    • November 7, 2019

    Amnesty International report details executions by law enforcers and disappearances during war on drugs ucanews reporters, Dhaka  Bangladesh   November 6, 2019 A global rights group has slammed Bangladesh for hundreds of extrajudicial executions in the guise of so-called anti-drugs clampdowns last year. In 2018, law enforcers in Bangladesh were involved in 466 extrajudicial killings, a

  • The Economist: India is stumbling because of its prime minister’s failure to curb his darker side0

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    • November 6, 2019

    Narendra Modi needs to show more of his reformist character and less of the Hindu nationalist, says Max Rodenbeck Print edition | Special report Oct 24th 2019 To roars of approval from the pumped-up crowd packing a stadium in Houston, Texas, India’s prime minister gave his answer to the local greeting. “You ask, ‘Howdy, Modi?’, so

  • Persian Gulf: Evaluating the Hormuz Peace Endeavor0

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    • November 6, 2019

    November 6, 2019 Lobe Log By Kayhan Barzegar Concerns of increased tension, instability and possible conflict, mainly involving energy security, has inclined the international community to think of establishing a collective security system in the Persian Gulf. In this respect, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed the Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE) at the UN General Assembly


  • India’s Unmanned Aerial Capabilities0

    Syeda Saiqa Bukhari 24 June 2019 Advanced military technological innovations have made it possible for forces to inflict fire and fury with bullets and firepower without even being physically involved. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones are one such development that allows nation-states to achieve their strategic goals in such a manner. Within the contemporary

  • Thinking the Unthinkable –Another Redacted Version of the US Nuclear Doctrine0

    by M Waqas Jan 24 June 2019 Over the last two weeks, much has been written about the release of the US’s latest Nuclear Warfare Doctrine that was published on the US Joint Chiefs of Staff’s official website earlier this month. While the sensitivity of the topic and the timing of its release are in

  • Rahul’s “Resignation” Spells Another Triumph for BJP!0

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 23 June 2019 If Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi sticks to his decision of resigning as the party president, prospects of it spelling a better political future for either him or his party may be viewed as non-existent. His decision is likely to be most heartily welcomed by his party’s key rival party,

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  • Security Threats in South Asia: China’s Revised Assessment

    by Mian Hameed 1 June 2020 Wisdom in my younger life was an unknown entity to me. In due course, I was able to fine-tune a process to gain wisdom. Though I am of no consequence here, the wisdom of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has implications for India. Here, I will not


    By: Barrister Pirzada Aurang Zaib 27 May 2020 ‘You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of

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