Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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.

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Mars InSight: Mission Unveils Surprising Secrets of Red Planet’s Interior

Mars’ core is larger and less dense than we thought.

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What are Stablecoins? A Blockchain Expert Explains

Financial regulators are increasingly concerned about stablecoins, a type of cryptocurrency tied to an asset like the US dollar.

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Courage and Conviction

Gaining a new understanding and conviction is a long-term process and that is not easy. A process that demands perseverance and discipline. And standing by one’s conviction in the open needs courage and spine.

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What Would the Ancient Greeks Think of an Olympics with No Fans?

No matter how many world records are broken and unprecedented feats accomplished at the 2020 games, the empty arenas will attract no gods or genuine heroes: The Tokyo games are even less enchanted than previous modern games.

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‘Megadrought’ Along Border Strains US-Mexico Water Relations

Record heat and low rainfall are drying up water sources shared by the American Southwest and northern Mexico.

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Why Does Russia See No Problem with Taliban Victories?

Moscow has downplayed concerns about the dramatic insurgent advances and said these advances don't threaten the stability of neighboring Central Asian states and Moscow’s regional security interests.

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Understanding Anti-Semitism

The accusation of a person being anti-Semitic or of the remarks he or she has made has become a common way of knocking down any argument that could be made in dealing with the state of Israel and the related conflict with Palestinians.

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Feelers from Kabul: Unease, Fear and Gloom

Afghans are disheartened by their leadership – both President Ghani and the Taliban. The common perception is that the Afghan leadership has squandered the opportunity in the intra-Afghan peace talks to resolve the conflict by stubbornly sticking to their respective positions. 

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Land Deals Meant to Improve Food Security May Have Hurt

Crops are interesting for investors because if the price of food is low and the price of energy is high, you can then use the crops for energy. But these types of crops are not nutrient-dense, so it’s not great in terms of food security.

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