Tag Archives: Afghanistan

How Soybeans Became China’s Most Powerful Weapon in Trump’s Trade War

China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.

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Journalist killings, Arrests and Assaults Climb Worldwide as Authoritarianism Spreads

Twelve reporters have been killed so far this year and 172 are in jail, according to a new report on press freedom worldwide. The US places 48th of 180 countries ranked, down two spots from 2018.

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Pakistan’s Pangolins Fall Victim to Chinese Demand

As the illegal wildlife trade flourishes along new trade routes to China, the endangered pangolin is disappearing from Sindh, one of Pakistan’s biggest provinces.

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Congressional Action on Yemen May be the First Salvo Against Presidential War Powers

Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.

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Urban Agriculture Should be Taken Seriously

In the Philippines, urban agriculture is slowly gaining ground but still has a minuscule contribution to overall crop production.

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Black-Necked Cranes Face Plastic Threat in Bhutan

Black-necked cranes are classified as vulnerable and globally threatened, and they are also considered sacred in many communities along the Western Himalayan region, from China to India.

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View from Pakistan: Crocodile Tears of the Corrupt

While opposition is an important ingredient in the political system of parliamentary democracy, unfortunately in Pakistan it more of a mudslinging match rather than the presenting of viable alternatives. 

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How the New ‘Aladdin’ Stacks up Against a Century of Hollywood Stereotyping

While the 2019 'Aladdin' is a big improvement from the 1992 version, it still recycles some old themes - and combines Arab, Iranian, and even Indian culture into an exotic 'East'.

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The History of China’s Muslims and What’s Behind Their Persecution

With upwards of 10% of the Uighurs being held against their will, it is being called the worst and the most neglected humanitarian crisis of the past 10 years.

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View from Pakistan: Open Letter to PM Narendra Modi

While Pakistan is going through a reset, your government can help it pursue this path by  stepping down from your thus far hard-line posturing towards Pakistan, writes on Pakistani analyst to India's re-elected leader.

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