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  • Despite U.S. Talk Of Withdrawal, Afghan War Expected To Continue0

    July 31, 2019 Abubakar Siddique gandhara.rferl.org The United States is seeking to end its 18-year war in Afghanistan by negotiating peace with the Taliban and persuading the hard-line Islamist group to prove its commitment to counterterrorism, a lasting cease-fire, and a political settlement with the Afghan government and other factions in return for U.S. withdrawal

  • Interview: U.S. Envoy Backs Afghan Presidential Election If No Peace Deal0

    August 01, 2019 By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan KABUL — The U.S. peace envoy seeking to negotiate an end to the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan said peace negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban will determine whether the presidential election slated for September 28 is held. In an interview with RFE/RL in the Afghan capital on

  • CPEC is dead. Somebody tell Beijing9

    Pakistan’s political and military leadership, and business elite, have stopped investing their capital in CPEC. Now how do we get out of it? 1 August 2019 It’s over. If ever there was a thought within Pakistan’s leadership — political, military, and business — that Beijing could replace Washington as the foreign capital with the most

  • US War with Iran will Violate Law Against Aggression0

    Viewpoint by Jonathan Power IDN-InDepthNews 31 July 2019 LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – In 2010 the signatory states of the International Criminal Court, established to prosecute war crimes, convened a conference to add aggression to the list of crimes the court could try. The U.S., Russia, Iran, China and India have refused to sign up as

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  • The Muslim Hajj: A spiritual pilgrimage with political overtones1

    Ken Chitwood, University of Florida 1 August 2019 Nearly 2 million Muslims will gather in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 9 for an annual pilgrimage known as the hajj. The five-day journey is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who are physically and financially able to undertake it. It is

  • The bittersweet pill in the Australia-India sugar stoush0

    Natasha Jha Bhaskar 31 July 2019 The WTO fight over India’s sugar subsidies is a chance forNew Delhi to encourage farmers into more profitable crops. Over the past few months, sugar has featured prominently in India’s political and economic discussion. Countries such as Australia, Brazil and Guatemala are upset with the Indian government’s subsidies to

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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

  • RELIGIOUS FREEDOM- WOBBLY INDIA AND PAKISTAN’s RENASCENCE

    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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