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Fault Lines Becoming Unbridgeable in US-Pakistan Relations

Imtiaz Gul discusses the non-negotiable constants that underpin the Pakistani and American attitudes to each other and which are unlikely to change any time soon.

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Spain’s Kosovo-Catalonia Conundrum

Madrid is inadvertently equating Catalonia and Kosovo and, by doing so, revealing itself to be unable to distinguish between legitimate aspirations for self-rule and destabilizing separatism.

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Bangladesh Can Get Something Out of This Mess

Both China and India should wake up and take Bangladesh a little more seriously, says one analyst.

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Why Silicon Valley Wants You to Text And Drive

Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.

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New Report Underscores Massive Tax Giveaways to Private Jet Set

The private jet industry spent $56 million dollars to lobby Congress to save more than $1 billion in taxes for America’s most affluent fliers, says a new report released by the IPS.

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View from India: Scripting Another Asian Narrative

Japan is filling the vacuum created by the U.S.’s withdrawal from the region.

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Is Gen Nicholson Chasing Mirage in Afghanistan?

As long as the US remains disinclined to demonstrably leverage its relations with India for a matter-of-fact dialogue between the two south Asian neighbors, peace in Afghanistan will also remain a distant dream – no matter how much pressure Nicholson or his political bosses in Washington ratchet up on Pakistan, claims one Pakistani analyst.

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The Oil Information Cartel Is (Finally) Broken

Since the age of oil began until a few months ago, most real time oil prices were jealously guarded by marketers, who used it to their advantage in the daily multi-billion dollar physical oil trade. But James Stafford has busted an oil industry information cartel that has existed for decades.

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Taxpayers Want More Fairness

Far from dispelling the notion among Americans that the system is 'rigged' against them, Republican tax plans are more likely to make matters worse.

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Corruption Without Borders

Facilitating illegal activities such as money-laundering and tax evasion, many of Pakistan’s laws prevent the authorities from taking meaningful action against the culprits. Mian Nawaz Sharif's indictment indicates a change may be in the offing but maybe it is too early for anyone to start celebrating.

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