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  • G 20 SUMMIT A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY!0

      One more G 20 summit has ended,  now in Germany, without paving way for any tangible improvement in the ground situation in the world for the better. Why protests? This G 20 summit has been marked by protests against the G 20 leadership when over 160 police officers were injured, dozens of activists hospitalized

  • Pakistan’s Proxy Strategy Principal Cause of Mistrust for U.S.0

    July 6, 2017 | Daniel Markey Despite Pakistani claims to have taken action against all terrorist groups on its soil, U.S. government officials have continued to signal that neither anti-Afghan Taliban groups like the Haqqani Network or anti-Indian groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have been specifically targeted in any of the Pakistani military’s security operations. To

  • Agenda of G20 Summit 2017!0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff  7/7/2017 Amid clashes between police and protesters, the top advanced nations are known as Group of 20, or simply ‘G-20′ summit is getting underway on 7-8 July in the German port city of Hamburg with terrorism, global trade and climate change among the major issues on the agenda. From Paris Climate Accord

  • India’s Fake News Industry & Mob Lynchings0

    In India a massive fake news industry has sprung up exercising influence over traditional discourse of politics and has a potential in becoming a security challenge like the Arab Spring if not kept in check. As the debate over mob lynching in India is raging it should be understood that such incidents would not have

  • Partition Of India In An International Perspective0

    Anita Inder Singh July 7, 2017 The partition of British India in 1947 was one of the most cataclysmic events in world history, and the debate on it is endless. It was one of several partitions that were carried out in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East since the 18th century. Like most of

  • Why is India scared of talks over occupied Kashmir?0

    A Sovereign Kashmir; Random Thoughts-215 -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal While Israel do agree, though without sincerity and just for the sake of fooling the Palestinians and world as a whole, for talks with Palestinians, Americans and others on the issue of establishment of Palestine with full membership of UN, its new strategic partner in terrorism-related

  • Spurring the Nuclearisation of South Asia0

    It is a known fact that Nuclear disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, and the threat of nuclear terrorism are among the most critical challenges facing the world today. The continuous up gradation of weapons by India could lead her as a hegemon nuclear power that can genuinely unsettle Pakistan and China. It is a known fact that

  • Indian women don cow masks to show they are less safe than cattle0

    by Rina Chandran | @rinachandran | Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 4 July 2017 “If we can protect cows, then why not women?” By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, July 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – They are all pictures of women doing everyday activities: a woman on a street, a woman playing the piano in her home, a woman lounging in a

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  • Minorities in Indian polity

    Minorities in Indian polity0

    The UN Declaration on Minorities, 1992 brings out the need for special attention to the ‘national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities’. The Constitution of India, 1950 does not define ‘minorities’ or mention whom it considers minorities but provides in Part III that the cultural and religious rights of ‘minorities’ must be protected. The National

  • Witness to history

    Witness to history0

    A visit to Dhaka can be an overwhelming experience — not just because of the traffic, pollution, congestion or humidity, but also due to its history. As a Pakistani, I felt remorse, guilt and shame every time I walked into the corridors of Dhaka University. The names of the students, intellectuals and teachers, who died

  • Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle

    Saudi-India-Pakistan Triangle0

    After years of considering Saudi Arabia as a major ally and economic benefactor, Pakistan may be on the verge of losing its erstwhile patron to archrival India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh last week for an official visit full of diplomatic significance. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz conferred the Kingdom’s highest civilian award,

  • INDCs of Bangladesh

    INDCs of Bangladesh3

    After twenty years of international negotiations and many years of despair, like desert rain, the historic Paris Climate Conference has brought a long sought gift for the world – a global agreement to combat climate change. At the heart of this agreement, which will determine the future of millions in vulnerable regions such as South

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