Tag Archives: Afghanistan

An Expert on Political Violence Reflects on Events at the US Capitol

Once you engage in political violence, it becomes easier to do it again. But if there’s an effective state response to these events, then it can help strengthen those institutions.

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President Trump’s Term Ends on Jan. 20 – The Constitution is Clear

Whether he likes it or not, Trump’s term as president will end Jan. 20. What happens next is yet unknown, but at least that much is certain.

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Pakistan: Planning for 2021

Pakistan will have to tackle the many structural problems enhanced by COVID-19 when the crisis is over. However, planning for 2021 must address some major issues that are important for the country. 

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How to Outsmart Your COVID-19 Fears and Boost Your Mood in 2021

After a daunting year, and with more challenges ahead in 2021, upgrading your approach to emotions can be a drug-free mood booster.

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Russia Moves East, India West, Straining Ties

Year after year, Moscow is moving east, enhancing its ties to China. Year after year, New Delhi is moving west, building stronger links to the US. If this trend continues into the mid-term future, the two friendly countries might ultimately find themselves in the opposite geopolitical and economic blocks, and the Eurasian space will split into two pieces. Over time, Moscow and New Delhi will find it more challenging to maintain their bilateral cooperation even at the current levels, not to mention it is further deepening and broadening. 

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What’s in Brexit Deal and Where Next for the UK and EU?

It looks like the UK government will claim victory by arguing that it is now able to escape the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice while getting tariff and quota-free access for goods exported to the EU.

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In Focus: Military’s ‘Influence in Politics’ in Turkey and Pakistan

Why the coups have always been bloodless in Pakistan? Because the people knew the leaders were corrupt to the core and had made their lives miserable. In Turkey, the "leader was not corrupt" and that's why the 2016 coup was defeated.

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Why Retired Generals Rarely Lead the Pentagon

Founders of the United States believed that generals’ influence over how armies are used must always be subordinate to those officials directly accountable to the people.

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COVID-19 Vaccine: A Doctor Answers 5 Questions

Experts say that despite 95% efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, approximately 5% of people receiving the vaccination may still become infected.

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Pakistan’s Struggling Agriculture Sector – The Missing Piece in the Pie?

Pakistan is in dire need to urgently launch reforms to revitalize its agricultural sector. The immediate focus of the government should be on bringing Land Reforms.

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