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Beijing’s Message to Pakistan Ahead of PM Khan’s Visit

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting China amid high hopes of further cementing Islamabad's already strong relations with its closest ally. And the message from Beijing is also unambiguous that the interests of both countries are inter-twined, writes on Pakistani analyst.

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Tightening the Belt and Road in Malaysia

-- Behind the sensationalist headlines, the pragmatic leadership of China and Malaysia's elderly statesmen is quietly charting a balanced and stable course for bilateral relations. -- A Mahathir-led Malaysia has never shirked from calling out the self-interested and bullying behavior of major powers while advancing regional forums that give greater voice to smaller nations. -- An increasingly difficult United States coupled with a cooperative China has seen Malaysian government sentiment shift in Beijing’s favor despite the aforementioned challenges.

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Mueller report: How Congress Can and Will Follow up on an Incomplete and Redacted Document

The Mueller report is out, heavily redacted and the investigative materials it's based on aren't public. That's where Congress comes in, writes a former House counsel. Now they can investigate.

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Pakistan: Emerging Challenges for the Police

Pakistan is rife with historical, ethnic, religious, socio-economic, and geographic differences, that can be manipulated to engineer violence and set a hybrid war scenario in motion.

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View from Pakistan: India’s Proxy Hybrid War in Afghanistan Costing Lives

India is the only country in the world that has no interest in peace in Afghanistan. On the contrary Delhi wants continued strife because peace will end the pressure on Pakistan and bring the Taleban as a major political force.

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How Social Media Can Draw the US into Foreign Interventions

When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.

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View from India: Kartarpur Focus

Security concerns are high-priority, but blocking work on the corridor is not right, argues one of India's respected dailies in an editorial.

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Pakistan: The Khosa Doctrine Targeting Perjury

Perjury or lying in court undermines the very purpose of the court, the laws of the country and the judiciary system at large: to bring justice to the people and society.

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Why OIC Remains Ineffective on Kashmir

The 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference held in Abu Dhabi recently was unique in many ways: it was held at a time when India and Pakistan were on the verge of war over Kashmir; Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, for the first time, was invited to address an OIC conference; Pakistan’s Foreign …

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World’s Largest Oil Company and Petrochemical Company Merge 

Finding enough appetite in the market for a Saudi bond sale is still an issue. Geopolitical risks and concerns about the internal stability of the Saudi royal family could decrease the appetite of major financial institutions. The Kingdom might be listed on several emerging markets indexes (FTSE/MSCI), but investment appetite is being constrained by the impact of the Khashoggi murder, increased volatility in oil markets and pressure on the position of the Crown Prince. 

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