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A Brief History of the NFL

For Super Bowl LVI, three songs performed by four Black American female vocalists will offer a musical suite of unity in the face of division.

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Why the War in Ukraine Could Reshape the European Nuclear Order

Another Russian attack on Ukraine would jeopardize talks between Washington and Moscow on strategic stability and a follow-on agreement to New START.

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ISIS Leader Killed in US Raid – Where Does This Leave the Terrorist Group?

This isn’t the first time that American forces have targeted the head of terrorist organizations, nor the first time they have been successful.

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Political Turmoil Does Nepal No Favors

2022 will be an election year and the prelude of election activities has been visible at party conventions. It will be a year that sees more businesspeople enter the political arena and more politicians develop private sector alliances. It remains to be seen what new promising faces in politics emerge.

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Why Europe Has no Say in the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

In talks on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Europeans have been reduced to demanding consultations with their American partners. Americans are happy to oblige but, so long Europeans are unable to form a unified front or even present many ideas, those consultations will not have much effect on US plans.

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Why Pakistan Cannot Develop its Inland Water Transport System

The Indus River, its five tributaries and an established canal system provide a potential of a 30,000-kilometer corridor for inland water transport. According to the Asian Development Bank, one liter of fuel moves 24 tons through one kilometer on the road, 95 on the rail, and 215 kilometers on water. The cost of developing waterways is 80% lower than the cost of constructing motorway highways with negligible annual maintenance costs. And still Pakistan is not exploiting this natural resource.

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A Test Case for Pakistan’s Judiciary: Abuse of Blasphemy Laws

In all, 947 Muslims were accused of blasphemous conduct in Pakistan so far. This works out to be a staggering 68 per cent Muslim citizens framed under the blasphemy laws. The rest 32 per cent include Christians, Hindus, Ahmedis and Sikhs inter alia.

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Bonfire of Sovereignty: Russian Tanks in Belarus – A European Perspective

Regardless of whether Russia launches another major offensive against Ukraine, Belarus’s territory will increasingly become a source of military threats to all its western neighbors – not just Ukraine.

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Groundwater — Not Ice Sheets — is the Largest Source of Water

Groundwater is the second-largest store of water on Earth. Governments and industry use groundwater reservoirs to store waste, but it may also have environmental functions that haven’t been revealed.

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Ukraine: How an Armed Conflict Could Play Out

Beyond Ukraine, Russia is putting pressure on Nato and the EU, and attempting to change the international order with this latest round of power politics.

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