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Who is Supporting and Courting Extremists in Pakistan’s Elections?

Shocking compromises ahead of Pakistan's elections. Most of the mainstream political parties entered into some sort of arrangements or understanding with members of extremist groups to avoid “attrition and minimize competition.”

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Who Will Win Pakistan’s Elections

Pakistan will go to polls on July 25 to elect a new parliament. Analyst Ikram Sehgal predicts that former cricket star Imran Khan's PTI party may win about 100 parliamentary seats, way short of the magic number of 172. Imran may well win the battle but without coming close to 110 PTI seats, he may well lose the war.

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India Should Not Use Water Crisis to Justify River Linking

Modi’s government should focus on local solutions and stronger governance rather than build large dams and river diversions, argues Ashok Swain.

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Four Things to Know Ahead of the NATO Summit

ECFR experts pick out four main topics to pay attention to ahead of the NATO Summit in Brussels.

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Pakistan’s NAB ‘Effective’ Again

By carrying out self-accountability Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau will become symbolically far more credible, by doing so it will become effective against corruption as it was meant to be.

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3 Breakthrough Technologies Changing the Energy Sector

The future of energy belongs to new tech, and investors hoping to score should look to these exciting new firms for some of those solutions.

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Food Security Under Threat in Kenya

Population growth and low agricultural productivity are deepening Kenya’s dependence on food imports.

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Ideology First: Italy’s Troubled Approach to Migration

Far from leading to substantive reforms, Rome’s new line on immigration risks deepening the rift in the EU.

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Can Saudi Arabia Prevent The Next Oil Shock? 

A healthy appetite for crude, combined with an unexpectedly high level of compliance has stabilized markets. The threat of higher oil prices culling demand is still very low but will be looming on the horizon.

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After US Withdrawal, Iran Embraces China

Relations between China and Iran are free from the concerns around human rights that continue to dog Western powers’ sometimes troubled interactions with Beijing.

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