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  • BOOK REVIEW-KASHMIR: EXPOSING THE MYTH BEHIND THE NARRATIVE0

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    • September 29, 2017

      Reviewer: Abdul Majid Zargar Book: Kashmir Exposing the myth behind the narrative  Author: Khalid Bashir Ahmad  Publisher: Sage Publications Price: 595 INR ISBN: 9386062801 Genre: Non-Fiction | History By Abdul Majid Zargar The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic (John Kennedy). A myth is a

  • Sri Lanka: Troubles still ahead for a new Constitution0

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    • September 29, 2017

    N Sathiya Moorthy  28 September 2017 Sri Lanka’s leadership duo of President Maithiripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, especially the latter, has done well in presenting the Steering Committee Report for a new Constitution, not getting distracted by economic crises, political scams and speculation about Government stability. Piloting the Report in Parliament in its

  • The leverage factor in US–Pakistan relations0

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    • September 28, 2017

    28 September 2017 Author: Michael Kugelman, Wilson Center In a speech on 21 August announcing his new US Afghanistan strategy, US President Donald Trump minced no words. ‘We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting’, the US president declared.

  • The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians0

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    • September 27, 2017

    The plight of the Rohingya is a rare moment of global unity for Muslim countries. But will that be enough to save them?   The systematic persecution of Palestinians has long occupied a place in the consciousness of the ummah, the global community of Muslims. Muslims worldwide have watched for decades as Palestinians have been

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