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Pakistan’s Forgotten Citizens and the Reality of 1971 Massacres

ifty-one years ago Pakistan split into two parts within 24 years of its existence. The tragedy of the Fall of Dacca in 1971 is still fresh in sensitive hearts. Unfortunately, in Pakistan even today the discussion goes only on regarding who was responsible for this debacle – the Army or the politicians? Pakistanis are so engrossed in their own internal …

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American Tanks for Ukraine Signals West’s Long-term Commitment to Thwarting Russia

M1 Abrams, a third-generation American main battle tanks, are seen in Poland in September 2022. Artur Widak/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Joe Biden announced on Jan. 25, 2023, that the U.S. would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine – following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s repeated requests for more military tanks to help wage its war against Russia. “This …

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Afghanistan’s Taliban Reportedly Have Control of US Biometric Devices

n the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul and the ouster of the Afghan national government in August 2021, alarming reports indicated that the insurgents had potentially accessed biometric data collected by the U.S. to track Afghans, including people who worked for U.S. and coalition forces. Afghans who once supported the U.S. have been attempting to hide or destroy …

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Pakistan’s Sherry Rehman: A Leader for Climate Justice

Recently, we saw Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman emerge as a strong proponent for climate justice. The UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, saw her as a vocal advocate standing for Pakistan. Calling other countries to rethink their lifestyles, highlighting the vulnerable position of Pakistan and its inability in tolerating this dystopia, she defended her stance well. …

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Resurge in Violence: Return of Proxy Terrorism to Pakistan?

akistan has witnessed a sudden increase in terrorist attacks. Imtiaz Gul analyzes the motives and the support TTP may be receiving in its latest bloody campaign. Courtesy: Matrix Media Youtube channel    

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Digital Storytelling Can be a Powerful Tool for Water Researchers

Traditional research outputs like journal articles don’t often give voice to communities’ stories.

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Diplomacy Watch: Divisions Flare in the West as Winter Looms

As energy prices rise and temperatures drop, the European public is feeling squeezed by the Ukraine war’s secondary effects.

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The Anarchist is Out and a General is In: What Next for Pakistan?

Pakistan cannot complete its political reset, and consequently an economic reset, without upholding the law and the constitution. It will have to start by restraining sections of the GHQ from its assertive political role.

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Pakistan’s Troubled Ties with Afghanistan’s Taliban

Pakistan must continue to treat Afghanistan as a policy priority, despite its internal issues. It must also convince the international community of its commitment to peace in Afghanistan and continue to fight for humanitarian assistance to be given to Afghanistan.

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How the Global Energy Crisis is Pressuring Countries at the UN Climate Summit

Natural gas projects in Africa might help reduce supply shortages temporarily, but they could soon become stranded assets.

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