Tag Archives: Pakistan

Minority Rights at Stake in Bangladesh

Religious differences and a communal mindset are the key factors behind the attacks on temples, which have broken the trust between Muslims and Hindus in Bangladesh. To rebuild this trust, the government needs to go beyond simply allocating money to reconstruct Hindu houses and temples.

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Doing Holiday Shopping Online? Here are 10 Tips for Avoiding Scams

When people buy scam products, what arrives is typically of low quality. That’s if anything ever arrives. Often the company just shutters and renames itself without sending anything. In worst-case scenarios, they also steal customers’ credit card information.

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Democratic Renewal in Europe: Bulgaria Joins a Growing Trend

It has taken three general elections for change to come in Bulgaria – but this week’s parliamentary vote gives cause to hope for genuine action on corruption.

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Hollywood’s Love of Guns Increases the Risk of Shootings

In featuring guns so heavily, there is a danger that Hollywood is not merely reflecting society – it is encouraging firearm sales.

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Evaluating Lessons of the Afghan War

Talibanization has resulted in a strengthening of a strict, close to the Wahabi form of Islamic practice that today has been radicalized and does have connections to terrorism. Coping with the residual legacy of the Afghan war will take decades and demand considerable economic and intellectual effort.

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Western Allegiance to Majoritarian Rule on Trial

Will the West sanction Afghanistan even if the Taliban and other stakeholders manage to cobble together a mutually inclusive and acceptable government comprising representatives of women and all ethnic groups from across Afghanistan?

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Afghan Troops Sought Safety in Numbers – Igniting a Cascade of Surrender

Afghan soldiers chose safety in numbers by surrendering together.

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Don’t Expect Face-Saver from Islamabad, Pakistan Tells The West

Pakistan being one of the two critical neighbors of Afghanistan is alarmed not only by the dramatic surge in violence but also about how the U.S. and its key allies are attempting to shift the blame of their failures onto Pakistan.

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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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