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Pakistan’s Ticking Pension Bomb

Pakistan's increasing burden of pensions is a ticking bomb, making for a big chunk of the budgetary expenditure which needs immediate attention.

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A Contested Election: 5 Essential Reads

All that sets up a country for a disputed presidential election is recounts and court battles in key states and a nation left wondering both who will lead it and whether they should have faith in the election’s integrity.

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Deadlocked Afghan Peace Talks and Continued Uncertainty

Are Afghanistan's key power players positioning themselves for a new phase of fierce power struggle, particularly in view of President Ghani’s determination to hang on to power? He may be banking on Joe Biden’s victory but will Biden be able to reverse much of Trump’s doing including a partial choking of funds for Kabul?

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View from Bangladesh: How Grateful is India?

One Bangladeshi writer laments how India disrespects his nation despite it being grateful for Delhi's help in his country's liberation war. "Our neighboring nation should have had a more mature attitude after all these years," he says.

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Video: The Human Costs of the Baglihar Dam in Kashmir

A decade after being displaced by the Baglihar Dam in Indian-administered Kashmir, locals are caught in a web of poverty and debt with some experiencing mental health issues as a result of losing everything.

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Food Lens: The Famous Charsi Tikka of Peshawar

Whenever there is a mention of Khyber cuisine, the first name that comes to mind is that of Peshawar's Namak Mandi (the salt market) for its tender meat and spices done just right.

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History of Packing the Supreme Court

History shows that political contests over the ideological slant of the Court are nothing new. In the 1860s, President Abraham Lincoln worked with fellow Republicans to shape the Court to carry out his party’s anti-slavery and pro-Union agenda.

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One Good News on Pakistan’s Tax Collection

Paying taxes is one of the basic obligations in a modern state that has not been explained and implemented sufficiently in Pakistan.

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Votes Cast in November Will Shape Congress Through 2030

In presidential election years, the public is obviously focused on the race for the White House, but the decisions voters make in state legislative races affect the partisan composition of Congress for years to come. Without changes in who draws district lines, the U.S. is likely to enter another decade in which congressional elections are shaped not by everyday voters but by those who hold the power.

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Trump is Taking the Latest in COVID-19 Treatments – Here’s What Doctors Know

Early in the year, there were few known treatments for people who showed severe COVID-19 symptoms apart from sustaining them on ventilators. Now, several months later, there are a handful of treatments, including drugs, that give doctors far better tools to heal patients, particularly very ill ones.

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