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Saving Water in Pakistan and India by Feeding Thirsty Crops with Drops

How India and Pakistan can reduce wastage of water in the age of climate change and water scarcity. The two countries can conserve water and increase productivity which can lessen stress on their shared and contested water resources.

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Pakistan: Bad Math — Big Blunders

Why is math illiteracy so rampant in Pakistan and why it has good soldiers but not a single top-level mathematician anywhere in the world, wonders one academic.

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How Saudi Arabia and Iran Could Make Peace?

Saudi Arabia and Iran will benefit more from direct dialogue than hostile rhetoric.

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What Does the Trump Administration Want from Iran?

Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the crew members of one burning ship to flee. It was the latest in a series of assaults on tankers transporting oil through the Gulf. In May, Saudi, Norwegian and Emirati oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, causing damage but …

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No Appetite for a ‘New Cold War’ in Asia

Key states are attempting to shore up Asia’s fragile security and economic order. But much more will be needed — across issues ranging from cyber to maritime security and trade — if the region is to avoid the worst consequences of the growing competition between the United States and China. Sitting back and waiting for Trump and Xi to find common ground is no longer possible.

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Why Defense Department is Worried About Climate Change?

Climate change should be front and center in U.S. national security debates. Cutting Pentagon greenhouse gas emissions will help save lives in the United States, and could diminish the risk of climate conflict.

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Accepting Unity in Diversity

In Pakistan there is an unfortunate tendency to force uniformity on people in the mistaken attempt to create unity. This unfortunate idea has had a backlash on Pakistan before, in 1971 half of the country was lost because of the efforts of the central government to unify the nation in its early days by bringing about a uniform language and declaring Urdu the sole national language, etc.

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Pressure Grows on Africa to Take Back its Migrants

Europe’s focus on returns risks destabilizing receiving countries and aggravating the root causes of migration.

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Trump Could Win Again in 2020

Americans may again see something that, statistically speaking, has never been seen before. Approval ratings have high correlations with predicting the next president, but with Trump, the numbers are outside any historical trends.

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How is China Influencing Pakistan’s Reset?

Did the advice of Chinese President to Pakistan’s army chief set in motion an unusual Sino-Pak synergy of thought and action and simply reset Pakistan’s strategic, political and economic outlook?

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