March 27, 2017

Author Archives: Jehangir

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The Hate That Divides Us

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In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together. Read More »

Revisiting Operation ‘Searchlight’

Bangladesh's national martyres monument in Dhaka. (Photo by nasir khan, CC license)

Militarily “Operation Searchlight” was necessary as a pre-emptive strike. That an outstanding military success would end in a horrible human catastrophe and an unmitigated political disaster was also inevitable. Has anyone really been held accountable in Pakistan? Read More »

Republicans Fumble ACA Repeal: Expert Reaction

Speaker Paul Ryan informed President Trump that he could not get the American Health Care Act in the House. (Photo by Gage Skidmore CC license)

  Editor’s note: The fight didn’t last long. Moments before a scheduled vote on March 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. It was a surprisingly swift defeat for a legislative priority talked up by Republicans since the day Obamacare first passed. We asked congressional scholars what the retreat means – ... Read More »

View from India: The Road to China is Through Kabul

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New possibilities on regional cooperation are emerging, which India should not hesitate to explore. Read More »

View from Africa: Trump’s Very Own Russiagate in the Making

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A look at the still-evolving scandal that is consuming all the oxygen in President Trump’s White House: the many threads of his administration’s politically potent tie-up with the Russians. Read More »

General Raheel Sharif at Davos

General (Retd) Raheel Sharif speaking at the Davos panel.

Pakistan's former army chief General Raheel Sharif was one of the most sought-after dignitary at the World Economic Forum in Davos, writes Pakistan's leading defense analyst. Read More »

Thinking Outside the European Box

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For better or worse, the refugee crisis underscores that Turkey is part of Europe. Pretending otherwise could have disastrous consequences. Read More »

Pakistan: CPEC Security Challenges

A road construction site near Balochistan's city of Turbat. (ViewsWeek photo)

Some countries consider China Pakistan Economic Corridor a strategic threat to their military and economic interests and pervasive influence in the region. Read More »

Dreamers Need Not Apply for Health Care

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Why are hundreds of thousands of young immigrants shut out of affordable health insurance? Read More »

Pakistan’s Hunger Challenge

Children are the worst hit by malnutrition and poverty. (Photo via Facebook post)

Recent studies reveal rising inflation and unemployment creating high misery for people. Fueled by these adverse reports, food insecurity, poverty and malnutrition problems had again momentarily hit national headlines, as they periodically do before being quickly displaced by political scandals.   Measuring these problems in Pakistan is made difficult by competing concepts, definitions and measurement approaches. Food security represents “regular ... Read More »