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Despite De-escalation with India, Pakistan Faces Heavy Odds!

How can the state tolerate an outfit that continues to hemorrhage Pakistan internationally more than anything else? Isn’t it about time to terminate the red herring that is being used to drag and muddy Pakistan’s image? Given the existing desire for doing so, this will be achievable only through a united and pro-active civil-military leadership. They shall have to ‘walk the talk’ through demonstrable indiscriminate actions against all non-state actors.

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View from India: Living on the Edge

One analyst says India and Pakistan need to find a way to keep de-escalating tensions without either losing face.

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Why India Wants Kashmir But Not Kashmiris?

India cannot keep the people of Kashmir under its rule through brutal suppression and human rights violations. The only solution is implementation of UN resolution calling for plebiscite in the disputed region.

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India-Pakistan Tensions: Diplomacy, and Not Brinkmanship, is the Best Response

There are at least four reasons why the post-Pulwama situation requires Pakistan's measured assessment of the action and reaction, careful responses to India and other major nations. Equally important would be urgent action against all those non-state actors that have adversely impacted Pakistan’s image abroad.

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Views from Pakistan and India on Kashmir Attack

India is being advised to be careful in its response to the Kashmir attack. One Pakistani analyst calls on cooler heads on both sides to defuse the situation while The Hindu, one of India's respected dailies, calls on Pakistan to act against Jaish-e-Mohammad, the group that has taken responsibility for the deadly attack.

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Can Congress or the Courts Reverse Trump’s National Emergency?

If Congress does nothing, then the law could become a vehicle for presidential abuse, especially because the act’s language seems to grant the president broad discretion that could insulate an emergency declaration from legal challenge. All eyes should be on Congress.

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In Amazon We Trust: How The Giant Won Everyone Over (Except NYC)

Amazon isn’t immune to politicization, of course. After all, its business model of courting cities for massive tax breaks has drawn outrage from those who see it as a strategy of civic shakedown.

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Bike-friendly Cities Should be Designed for Everyone

Minorities are driving the bicycling boom, but bike infrastructure investments often neglect their needs. A new study explores what riders in low-income and minority neighborhoods want.

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Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade

By 2030, oil demand growth will zero out as consumption is expected to hit a permanent peak, before falling at a relatively rapid rate thereafter. The main driver of the destruction in demand is the proliferation of electric vehicles. 

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Does Pakistan Need a “New” Policy on Kashmir?

A new “thought” in Islamabad is gaining momentum. This thought from within the military circles certainly reflects a new pragmatism. The thought asks: Why not develop a new strategy that is economic, and not “praetorian”, in its focus?   

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