August 21, 2017

The World Has Not Forgotten Kashmir

Kashmiri youth holding Pakistani flags celebrating Pakistan's 70 independence day in India-administered Kashmir. (Photo via video stream)

India may be trying to make the world believe that the situation in its administered part of Jammu and Kashmir is well, but the realities on the ground are changing the dynamics of the conflict as Kashmiri youth take over the reigns of 70 years old struggle for the right of self-determination. Read More »

How Can US Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

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The opioid crisis isn’t slowing down, but by providing services for individuals who are suffering from addiction and showing just a little bit of human empathy, we can take the first steps toward ending this crisis and creating a climate of recovery for these individuals. Read More »

Are State Department Cuts a Major Setback for Genocide Prevention?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressing reporters after meeting with Foreign Minister Kishida in Tokyo in March this year. (Photo via US Embassy Tokyo, CC license)

Some worry the US is losing its global moral authority under the Trump administration. But a close look at history reveals US leadership is not as strong as it seems. Read More »

Court Bars Pakistan’s Sharif from Holding Public Office for Life

Nawaz Sharif's family has been accused of abuse of power and financial corruption for years.

Pakistan's Supreme Court has sent Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif packing after an investigation found him and his family failing to give satisfactory evidence of money trail to justify his opulent lifestyle and expensive London properties. Read More »

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is running out of options after a scathing investigation report found him and his family on the wrong side of the law. (Photo via DFID)

Nawaz Sharif's trial is an acid test of justice, can Pakistan afford vacillation when the damning facts have been counterchecked and confirmed many times over? Having been economical with the truth, Sharif has a problem exercising his moral authority and/or credibility to govern. Read More »

How Will California Solve Its Public Health Crisis?

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While California has begun to deviate from the traditional coal-fired factories and power plants, managing methane emissions from rangelands and farms should gain a stronger focus. Read More »

Why Pakistan Should Declare Gilgit-Baltistan a Province

Gilgit-Baltistan's economy is heavily dependent on tourism. The region needs more independent institutions to diversify and develop its economy. (Photo by Ahmed Sajjad Zaidi, CC license)

Pakistan may gain more by giving the status of a province to its Gilgit-Baltistan region, which could kickstart a new era of development in a region blessed with natural beauty and resources, says one analyst. Read More »

Misusing Corporate Responsibility

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The “acid test” for anyone with conscience occupying a seat of influence is to expose those misusing corporate responsibility either for personal benefit or ulterior motives whoever he (or she) may be. Read More »

Report Paints Bleak Electoral Outcome for Bangladesh’s Hasina

Bangladesh's parliament in Dhaka. (Photo via Bangladeshi parliament)

Bangladeshi intelligence agencies project that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina may not win enough parliamentary seats to retain power in the next general elections. Read More »

Impact of US Withdrawal from Climate Treaty

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It will probably be a few years before we really feel the effects of Trump’s new climate policies, so there’s also a chance we’ll have a new deal by then or a new president coming up in the near future, writes Kate Harveston . Read More »