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In India Modi Wins, Muslims Dread

Major world powers as well as leading Muslim countries have often overlooked the plight of the Indian Muslims in view of the economic weight of India which has been ranked among the world’s fastest-growing large economies.

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3 Things Motivating China’s Position in Trade Negotiations with the US

China’s reformers seem to have lost the upper hand in recent weeks, making it even less likely that the Chinese will make changes that are compatible with what the U.S. wants. Ultimately, any deal will need to convey to Chinese citizens that President Xi did the right thing for the country.

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Kashgar: Melting Pot of Tradition and Modernity

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the BRI lends Kashgar and Xinjiang as a whole added significance because of the geographical proximity to Pakistan.

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Embellishing News: Another Hybrid Warfare Technique

Vested interests have come up with a new and dangerous technique, what we call ‘embellished news’, meaning that the gist of the news item is true but it is blown out of proportion, than generalized and the negativity maximized, thus achieving the same effect: to unsettle, destabilize and sow doubts and distrust.

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Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A Tale of Two Genocides

This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. But Sri Lanka's is largely ignored.

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The Emigration Election: Why the EU is Not Like America

Migration is not the defining issue for most Europeans. As they head to the polls, concerns about the economy and climate change often have higher or equal salience.

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Hydropower Dams Can Harm Coastal Areas Far Downstream

Thousands of hydropower dams are under construction around the world. New research shows that by cutting off sediment flow, these dams can have big ecological effects on far-off bays and deltas.

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Pakistan: NAB Destroying Faith in Accountability?

How can a watchdog arrest, detain, handcuff individuals or clamp down on businesses, including health facilities, without quantifying the extent of crime first?

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Why are There So Many Democratic Candidates for President?

Divisions inside political parties and easy ways for candidates to raise money are among the reasons why.

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The Fake Pakistani Bride Story

There is nothing wrong in Chinese men coming to Pakistan to look for brides if they are honest in their endeavor. The moment fake marriages are conducted aiming not at marriage and family creation but luring young women into prostitution the situation changes.

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