Blogroll

Is Pakistan Running Out of Water?

The signs of water stress are almost everywhere in Pakistan – in the form of water scarcity, resource depletion, and contamination.

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Kashmir Water Crisis Hits At Its Staple: Rice

As water levels have plummeted on the back of a winter that saw low snowfall and rainfall, the state government is urging local cultivators not to plant paddy this year.

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An Emerging Turkey-Russia-Iran Alliance Can Reshape ME

The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.

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2020 Census: Citizenship Question And Its Impact

Characteristically, the Census has existed as a bastion of impartiality, with questions intended for strictly analytical purposes. However, with the hyper-partisanship of today's political climate, even this institution has become the center of a controversial proposed change. This change, if it goes through, could have profound effects on the undocumented immigrants of the country, as well as those living in their areas and the entire electoral process.

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Pakistan: Repair, Not Externalize, Faultlines

Pakistani civilian and military leaders also need to institute corrective constitutional and administrative measures to address grievances of Baloch and FATA Pashtoons.

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View From Dhaka: Is India Losing a ‘Trusted’ Friend?

India has been losing her neighbors to China, one by one. Bangladesh has remained untouched. Under no circumstances should India let China take political control of Bangladesh.

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Can Uzbekistan’s New Leader Unleash His Country’s Potential?

Unlike their diplomatic and political counterparts, it will take years to measure the success of Uzbekistan's new leader Mirziyoyev and his economic reforms. A lot is riding on Mirziyoyev’s ability to harmonize his own political interests with the economic interests of his country.

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Pakistan: Holding Karachi’s Citizens Hostage

Better sense must prevail and the power supply to Karachi city must be restored. Companies in the public domain must ethically never be allowed to use “dues and receivables” as an excuse to hamper the provision of essential services and utilities to the citizens.

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Democracy and Economics in Africa: The Circle of Growth

To unlock sustained growth across countries and cultures, regular leadership and policy renewal is needed.

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Social Media Must Evolve Beyond Data Mining

For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?

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