Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Rights Groups: Repression in Pakistan Worse 1 Year After Assault on Military Installations

Human rights defenders say political repression in Pakistan has increased in the year since supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan stormed military properties to protest his arrest. VOA Pakistan bureau chief Sarah Zaman has the details. Courtesy: VOA English

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Pakistani Military Admits to Political Meddling, Wants Khan to Apologize

The implied admission of blatant political interference by Pakistani generals has plunged the South Asian nation further into turmoil, potentially eroding the facade of civilian governance altogether.

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Oman Serves as a Crucial Back Channel Between Iran and the US

Along with neighboring Qatar and Kuwait – as well as Switzerland, which represents U.S. interests in Iran in the absence of an American embassy – Oman has played a critical role in back-channel diplomacy.

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China–Maldives Defense Ties Threaten India’s Influence

Since the election of Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu in 2023, the country’s relationships in the region have shifted. The Maldives has signed defence agreements and infrastructure deals with China, which are perceived to be part of China's broader strategy to isolate India from South Asian nations.

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Iran Launches Risky Attack on Israel

Biden could have thwarted it, but chose to put Netanyahu before US, which is now at risk of getting dragged into war tonight.

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America’s Green Manufacturing Boom isn’t Powered by Renewable Energy − Yet

As investments in a clean energy future accelerate, America will need to reengineer much of its power grid to run on more and more renewables and, simultaneously, electrify everything from cars to factories to homes.

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Washington is Strangling Young Foreign Policy Professionals

Many of us now find ourselves whispering our views on what is going on in Gaza, fearful of the impact that speaking out in public may have on our careers.

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Where are the US Ships on the Gaza Aid Mission Now?

Most are not even half-way to their destination, and at least two haven't left yet.

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Hyper-nationalism Hurting India–Maldives Relations

A diplomatic rift between India and the Maldives expanded after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Lakshadweep islands caused his supporters to compare it to the Maldives as a potential tourist destination. This angered Maldivians and the ensuing mudslinging was amplified by social media-led boycotts of the Maldives.

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Gaza, Pakistan and Erosion of Rule of Law

The message is loud and clear: we need a cool-down period for healing and for putting the country back on the path.

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