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October, 2023

  • 14 October

    Report of MSNBC Taking 3 Muslim Anchors Off Air Creates a Stir

    ocial media was abuzz with criticism of US news network MSNBC after an American and a Saudi media outlet reported that the left-leaning pro-Democratic network had taken off air, three leading Muslim TV anchors amidst war in Gaza. Semafor, a global news website, and a leading Saudi daily Arab News, reported that MSNBC suspended the shows of three Muslim anchors Mehdi …

September, 2023

  • 19 September

    A Korean Expansion: The Future of the Philippine Fleet

    From sales to donations and even upgrades of older vessels, South Korea has taken the lead role in modernizing the Philippine Navy.

July, 2023

  • 6 July

    Drastic Changes in Ice, Snow and Water in the Himalayas Deserve Attention

    The key sentence in the most comprehensive report to date on the Hindu Kush Himalayan “cryosphere”, or icy areas, is that the region is “undergoing unprecedented and largely irreversible changes over human timescales, primarily driven by climate change”. The assessment, released on 20 June by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), describes vast changes: glaciers are retreating more …

April, 2023

  • 23 April

    World Military Expenditure Reaches New Record High

    otal global military expenditure increased by 3.7 percent in real terms in 2022, to reach a new high of $2240 billion. Military expenditure in Europe saw its steepest year-on-year increase in at least 30 years. The three largest spenders in 2022 — the United States, China and Russia — accounted for 56 percent of the world total, according to new …

  • 20 April

    Sudan Crisis Explained: What’s Behind the Latest Fighting

    Days of violence in Sudan have resulted in the deaths of at least 180 people, with many more left wounded. The fighting represents the latest crisis in the North African nation, which has contended with numerous coups and periods of civil strife since becoming independent in 1956. The Conversation asked Christopher Tounsel, a Sudan specialist and interim director of the …

March, 2023

  • 8 March

    Global Diplomacy Breaks the Hard Nexus Between War and Famine

    This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Bengal Famine in India and the less well-known Henan Famine in China, which together killed around 3 million people in Asia’s two most populous countries. Historical memory in India will not easily forget the callousness of Winston Churchill, who declined to intervene in what was then British India to save lives so …

December, 2021

  • 4 December

    Lynching in Sialkot – Why Being Ashamed is Not Enough

    Pakistan's toxic political culture and confused state vision for nationhood have created extreme contradictions, which have thrown it on a self-destructive path.

November, 2021

  • 14 November

    COP26: Experts React to the UN Climate Summit and Glasgow Pact

    We asked experts from around the world for their reaction to the outcomes of this year’s UN climate summit, COP26, including the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed by all 197 countries attending the talks. Here’s what they had to say about the deals that were made. (This page will be updated as reactions come in.)

August, 2021

  • 9 August

    Can China Spearhead Peace in Afghanistan?

    What can Beijing do to contain the spiral of violence and prevent the region from sliding into a protracted phase of instability? Pakistan's leading analyst Imtiaz Gul sheds light on the possibilities in an open letter to the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

May, 2021

  • 17 May

    Is Pakistan Listening to the Afghan President’s Allegations ?

    Why president Ghani has launched a toxic diatribe against Pakistan, just days after Pakistan's Army Chief assured him of his country's continued support for the peace process in Afghanistan? One of Pakistan's leading defense analysts tries to find answers.