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‘Megadrought’ Along Border Strains US-Mexico Water Relations

Record heat and low rainfall are drying up water sources shared by the American Southwest and northern Mexico.

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Why Does Russia See No Problem with Taliban Victories?

Moscow has downplayed concerns about the dramatic insurgent advances and said these advances don't threaten the stability of neighboring Central Asian states and Moscow’s regional security interests.

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Understanding Anti-Semitism

The accusation of a person being anti-Semitic or of the remarks he or she has made has become a common way of knocking down any argument that could be made in dealing with the state of Israel and the related conflict with Palestinians.

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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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