Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Dr. Oz and the Battle Over the Future of Islam in the GOP

With Trump’s blessing, Turkish-American pop doc faces off against the old anti-Muslim wing in the senate primary today.

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The Looming Climate-security Crisis in South Asia

Extreme weather has been called a ‘threat multiplier’ — feeding into existing social and political problems and making them even worse.

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Sri Lanka’s Protests Show a Fragile Unity – For Now

For now, ethnic tensions appear to be on hold. The common foe is the Rajapaksa family, as protesters demand that the president and prime minister step down.

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Why Imran Khan’s Coup Theory is So Popular in Pakistan

An irate outgoing prime minister accuses the US of orchestrating his demise in government because he refused to play ball.

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Fed Hopes Biggest Rate Hike in 22 Years Tames Inflation Without Recession

The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as it fights raging inflation.

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A Bangladeshi Perspective: Pakistan Can’t Afford Anarchy

The architects of the judicial coup to depose Imran Khan had underestimated his popularity among the people – from urban to remotest rural areas of Pakistan. It made him more popular and acceptable than ever before and solidified his leadership for years to come, which at the same time cemented further the national unity and solidarity in Pakistan. The private citizen Imran Khan is more powerful and popular than the premier Imran Khan.

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Questions over Russia-funded Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh

Officials are preparing to make up for an electricity shortfall if sanctions delay completion of the Rooppur nuclear power plant.

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What’s Next for Pakistan After Imran Khan’s Ouster?

Like his brother Nawaz Sharif, who has been convicted of corruption and is banned from public office, Shahbaz has faced allegations of cronyism and corruption. But this is not unusual in Pakistani politics, where opposition leaders tend to face such charges.

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Pakistani Politicians – The Tribe of Hypocrites

Hypocrisy on a grand scale is the basis of Pakistani politics. Parliament, the government and its institutions – all have their share of hypocrisy. No wonder politicians and bureaucrats have finessed the art of seldom practicing what they preach. How otherwise would it be possible to observe the wheeling and dealing before the upcoming no-confidence vote?

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Russia’s Energy Clout Not Limited to Oil and Gas – It’s Also a Key Nuclear Supplier

The Biden administration reportedly is considering nuclear sanctions on Russia. U.S. utilities oppose this step for fear that it would make uranium fuel scarcer and more expensive. Many U.S. nuclear plants are already struggling economically.

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