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It has been said over and over that the establishment, or in simple terms the army, has always been ruling the country in one-way...
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Op-ed: How India distorted the truth to control occupied Kashmir

In his memoirs, Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years, former chief of India’s premier intelligence agencies, Research and Analysis Wing (and Intelligence Bureau) makes no bones...
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For the last four decades, the Afghan nation has been suffering from devastating wars and bloody conflicts. First, the Afghan jihad that started in...
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How India uses hybrid warfare to destabilise Pakistan from within

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Dossier shows Pakistan’s new ‘resolve and intent’ to counter Indian threats

In what came as a surprise to as many in Pakistan and across the border, the dossier released by Pakistan on 13 November alleging...
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LoC residents pay price for bloody Hindu supremacist agenda

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What will be the fate of Jerusalem under Biden?

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Op-ed: There’s limited ‘freedom of speech’ in France

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Is Biden the new hope of Pakistan, Iran?

US presidential election is now over in the United States of America and Joe Biden has emerged as winner in the electoral race by...
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Eurasian century is here: How should Pakistan respond?

When it broke earlier this year the ongoing pandemic was thought to stall the ongoing changes in global relations. Some people were hoping that...
Iran Baloch

Quelling Baloch insurgency: How can Iran help?

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A brief look at the politics of US President-elect Biden

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Climate Change: Is Pakistan doing enough?

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Syria’s difficult balancing Act: India & Pakistan!

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Over the years, the regional conflicts have enormously rolled a pitch for the US to overly practice a cryptic or spooky diplomacy – manipulate...
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Social media is a sandstorm that has changed our exterior massively. In fact, the exterior has changed so much that the real “we” is...
Biden

Power shift in US: All eyes on Biden

Being a major power and a chief promoter of liberal democratic norms, the US has a dominant say in international affairs. Therefore, everyone is...
Pakistan's education sector

The ugly truth about Pakistan’s education system

In the last few decades in Pakistan, education has been a subject of controversy with epic tales of bribery and corruption. In recent times...
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Biden’s win; a flicker of hope for Iran?

Donald Trump, before 2016, was an ordinary or extraordinary billionaire. Though he was well-known in politics for being anti-Washington, he spread this impressive un-orthodox...
US-India ties

Growing US-India ties call for a new regional bloc in South Asia

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Religious persecution in India

Religious persecution undermines India’s secularism

India is the world’s largest democracy. It is nominally wedded to secularism. Article 25-A of India’s Constitution provides for religious freedom. Yet, the US...
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The era of Trumpism comes to an end

Donald J. Trump of the opposition Republican Party won the presidential race against the ruling Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton in November 2016 who...
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With allied armies pushing over northwards through the “tough old gut” of Italy, and German forces pulling out, Benito Mussolini took a long look...

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