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Feelers from Kabul: Unease, Fear and Gloom

Afghans are disheartened by their leadership – both President Ghani and the Taliban. The common perception is that the Afghan leadership has squandered the opportunity in the intra-Afghan peace talks to resolve the conflict by stubbornly sticking to their respective positions. 

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Land Deals Meant to Improve Food Security May Have Hurt

Crops are interesting for investors because if the price of food is low and the price of energy is high, you can then use the crops for energy. But these types of crops are not nutrient-dense, so it’s not great in terms of food security.

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Rwanda Genocide: Macron Forgiveness Plea Resets Historic Ties

It will take time for Rwandans, especially those who suffered or witnessed the genocide, to trust France again. Macron will be aware of these challenges and how French-Rwandan relations will require time, gestures of goodwill and actions addressing the past.

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Pakistan: COVAX Saves the Day

The so-called vaccine politics that was being earlier peddled now falls short with reports and theories of hybrid warfare and a power-play taking place all but having fizzled out. 

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How Pakistan Failed to Project Kashmir as a Flashpoint

True, geopolitics has failed Kashmiris and blunted Pakistan’s support for them but Islamabad’s approach indeed has been flawed and devoid of the consistent commitment that such a critical issue deserves.

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Is Pakistan Listening to the Afghan President’s Allegations ?

Why president Ghani has launched a toxic diatribe against Pakistan, just days after Pakistan's Army Chief assured him of his country's continued support for the peace process in Afghanistan? One of Pakistan's leading defense analysts tries to find answers.

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View from Pakistan: France a Friend in Need

It is unthinkable that Pakistan’s foreign policy should be decided by the mob in the streets of Islamabad or Karachi. A break-up of relations with France would not only severely damage Islamabad's international standing which has been recently on the upswing, it would certainly impact its economic relations with the EU and the West.

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COVID in India: The Deep-rooted Issues Behind the Current Crisis

India is a high-risk setting for an epidemic, but the current situation was not inevitable. As more are infected, the pool of susceptible people will shrink, the virus will relent, and the country will rebuild.

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Understanding the Separatist Movements in India

Militant tensions continue existing between insurgents 50 years later in many Indian states and the central government that aims at ‘Indianizing’ them as well as amongst their indigenous people and migrants from other parts of India and illegal immigrants mainly of Bengalis origin.

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Why Russia is Threatening to Escalate the Ukraine Conflict

European governments have yet to learn a key lesson from the war in Ukraine. The alternative reality the Kremlin lives in is becoming increasingly dangerous.

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