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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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Pakistan: Drought Time-bomb is Ticking

What can Pakistan learn from Israel in water management?

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Finally, Even US Officials Question the Af-Pak Narrative

US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko and General John Rutherford Allen, who commanded 150,000 U.S. and NATO forces from July 2011 to February 2013 in the war-battered country, have poked holes in the US-Afghan narrative on Pakistan in their recent statements, says one Pakistani analyst.

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Emerging Market Meltdown Could Undermine Oil Rally

Higher production doesn’t necessarily mean higher oil prices are entirely out of the question, and in fact, the oil market is still faced with a ton of uncertainty.

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Leapfrogging Won’t Solve Africa’s Economic Woes

With its rapidly growing population, Africa should follow the tried-and-tested route of using manufacturing to achieve growth.

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FATA — One Faultline Fixed, Nearly!

Equitable and accelerated mainstreaming is the only answer to fixing faultlines that are prone to exploitation by the vested interest.

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The Race for Dominance in Pacific, Indian Ocean and Asia

The US and Japan can dominate China in the Pacific, while the US and India do the same in the Indian Ocean. Does it really matter that the Chinese cannot match these alignments in dominating the oceans?

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Why Should the US Treat its Lack of Paid Leave Like Public Health Crisis?

If the lack of paid leave is damaging the health and productivity of entire families and detrimental to the profit margin of businesses, why doesn't the U.S. develop a solution?

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Mending Relations with Afghanistan: Is Pakistan Listening?

Most vibes – as far as Pakistan is concerned – are positive and offer fresh opportunities to repair and enhance relations with Kabul.

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View from India: It’s Not About the Nuclear Deal

The U.S. won’t ease the terms of sanctions on Iran, as the goal is regime change in Tehran.

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