Tag Archives: Afghanistan

India’s (Possible) China War

While the border conflict between India and China is a long-standing one and has been flaring up from time to time for different reasons the situation now has changed fundamentally with the US dominant military role in the world lessening and a new cold war looming between the old and the upcoming new major powers.

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Can the President Really Order the Military to Occupy US Cities and States?

Reliance on the Insurrection Act raises a host of political and practical questions about who is in charge when the military sends troops into a state.

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Will U.S. Shale Survive If Oil Hits $40?

With so much uncertainty around, it is no wonder the rebound in WTI—or Brent crude, for that matter—has not been greater. Even good news on the demand side, including an increase in Chinese oil imports and plans for expanding oil storage capacity, has not been enough to push prices much higher than $30 a barrel.

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Police Officers Accused of Violence Often Have a History of Complaints by Citizens

Officers who are the subject of previous civilian complaints – regardless of whether those complaints are for excessive force, verbal abuse or unlawful searches – pose a higher risk of engaging in serious misconduct in the future.

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Amid US Groundwater Declines, Water Data Gains Importance

As Ogallala Aquifer dries up, New Mexico has started a new initiative to help the state better track water use, quality and scarcity. The idea is that by collecting data in one central location and making it available to everyone, policy makers will have a better understanding not only of current water resources, but also how to shape water management policies moving forward.

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Pakistan: The ‘Lucky’ Luciano Model for Post-Pandemic Recovery

What Pakistan can learn from “Lucky” Luciano's deal with the US government during World War II? Should Pakistan enlist one of its most controversial cities and real estate magnate to revive its faltering economy?

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It’s Turkey’s Libya Now

European countries should try to revive the political approach to resolving the Libya conflict, particularly given that Turkey may want to do so from its current position of strength.

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How Media Frames Unrest in Minneapolis Will Shape Public’s View of Protest

Protests identify legitimate grievances in society and often tackle issues that affect people who lack the power to address them through other means. That’s why it is imperative that journalists do not resort to shallow framing narratives that deny significant and consistent space to air the afflicted’s concerns while also comforting the very comfortable status quo.

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Why India Wants to ‘Impose’ a Military Partnership on Bangladesh?

India's heavy investment in Bangladesh may be at risk. A wave of anti-India sentiment is sweeping much of the South Asian country over New Delhi's efforts to win concessions that go beyond the normal and in the realms that many Bangladeshis fear, could compromise their national security.

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Pakistan: A Sham Commission in the Name of Minorities?

Why should Pakistan’s ranking and image improve if its bureaucrats – endorsed by politicians – act recklessly in total disregard to its laws and constitution and for the damage their selfish motives might inflict on the country? The latest example is the constitution of the country's National Commission for Minorities.

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