Blogroll

Why Pakistan Needs to Declare State of Emergency

With a long, hot summer, the danger of locusts eating away our food security and the imminent floods to go with the pandemic, the consequences are grim for Pakistan.

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How to Manage Plant Pests and Diseases in Your Victory Garden

A general rule of thumb is to follow a consistent daily watering regimen – preferably first thing in the morning – and to avoid over-watering, which can encourage root pathogens in soil.

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Bangladeshi Importers Ban Indian Goods in a Tit-for-Tat Move

Bangladesh has banned imports from India via land route following New Delhi's refusal to allow Bangladeshi trucks bring in goods. Bangladeshi traders complain, the Indian ban is causing them heavy losses.

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Book Review: The New Himalayan Great Game

Timely new book warns India and China about dangerous manipulations in the Buddhist Himalaya.

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Pakistan, India Report Unusual Rise in Casualties in Kashmir Skirmishes

A leading Pakistani think tank reports unusual rise in the civilian cost of conflict between Pakistan and India along the Line of Control. Almost 550 civilians and military personnel have been killed in skirmishes between the two South Asian rivals in the past four years, says Center for Research and Security Studies in its latest report.

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Saudi Arabia Eyes Total Dominance in Oil and Gas

But is Saudi Arabia's the world's leading hydrocarbon producer now? And what is its legitimate prospect for being the largest hydrocarbon producer in 2050?

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View from Thailand: US Loses Myanmar to China?

Only time will tell whether or not Myanmar will follow through and reciprocate to Beijing’s overtures, but owing to the lack of alternatives offered by Washington, a US client regime or not, Myanmar’s government seems to have a very simple choice to make.

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Post-Corona Pakistan

The Covid-19 global shock will bring to an end the western predominance and should awaken Pakistan to finally decolonize its thinking and the concepts it follows. During the last twenty to thirty years regional and global power relations have changed decisively and they still keep changing.

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Tensions Rise Over Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

The rains are coming and the dam water levels – and tensions – will soon begin to rise. Solutions that work for all parties must be found, and quickly.

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View from Bangladesh: India’s Need for Soul Searching

India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors are on a free fall at present while their own relations with China are on an upward trajectory. The freefall in India’s relations with its South Asian neighbors has come at a time when ironically prime minister Narendra Modi has been pursuing a ‘neighbors first’ policy in his second term; an irony indeed.

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